NORTH & SOUTH TWIN LAKES RIPARIAN ASSN: North & South Twin Lakes Management Planning Project

Purpose

North and South Twin Lakes Riparian Association is sponsoring an AEPP grant to study North and South Twin Lakes, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for North and South Twin Lakes and AIS education and monitoring. Project activities include: 1) Stakeholder participation \2013 stakeholder survey, planning meetings (up to 2), kick-off meeting, wrap-up meeting, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water quality sampling and analysis; 3) Watershed assessment and P load modeling; 4) Fisheries, Shoreline, and Coarse Woody Habitat assessment; 5) Professional Dreissena monitoring; 6) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, early-season AIS survey, EWM peak-biomass, community mapping, and substrate mapping); 7) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 8) Data analysis and Lake Management Plan. Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water chemistry data; 3) Watershed maps and modeling data; 4) PI, shoreland and woody habitat data; 5) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 6) Aquatic plant vouchers; 7) Lake Management Plan. Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs Dept review and approval; 2) Draft of LMP needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, news release(s), newsletter article, stakeholder survey, data from PI survey, early-season AIS survey, EWM peak-biomass survey, shoreland assessment, woody habitat assessment, watershed assessment and water quality sampling, all maps from project, all GIS data, and aquatic plant vouchers.

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Reports and Documents
Lab costs for grant received by North & South Twin Lakes Riparian Association.
Maps of the Twin Lakes including PI survey results, shoreland conditions, coarse woody habitat, EWM survey results, and an EWM treatment strategy.
Appendices of the North and South Twin Lakes Comprehensive Management Plan including presentations, stakeholder survey results, water quality data, modeling results, and aquatic plant management information.
The Twin Lakes, Vilas county, are 2,883-acre and 633-acre drainage lakes, respectively. These lakes are heavily used by recreationalists and anglers. The lakes have experienced change over the last few decades with established populations of rusty crayfish followed by Eurasian watermilfoil.
 
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