NORTH LAKELAND DISCOVERY CENTER: Manitowish Waters Chain Management Planning Project Phase 4


North Lakeland Discovery Center is sponsoring an AIS grant to study Little Star Lake and Manitowish Lake in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Little Star and Manitowish Lakes and conducting 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 assessment; 5) Shoreline and coarse woody habitat assessment; 6) Early-season AIS monitoring and professional Dreissena monitoring; 7) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, acoustic, community mapping, substrate mapping, wild rice mapping); 8) Volunteer AIS and lake level monitoring and watercraft inspections; 9) Data analysis; 10) Develop LMP; 11) Hire AIS Coordinator and Water Education Intern; 12) AIS educational activities. 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, wild rice, and coarse woody habitat data; 5) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 6) MP; 7) Hired staff; 8) AIS educational products and events. Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs to be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review and approval before sending to public; 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, any AIS educational products, stakeholder survey, and all data and maps from the project.

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