Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
With approval by the Board of Directors of the Teal, Lost Land and Ghost Lakes Improvement Association, Inc. (popularly referred to as the Quiet Lakes Association or QLA), the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Committee has updated a Plan that was last revised in December, 2012. Despite several years of WDNR-funded boat-landing inspection, an invasive aquatic plant, Hybrid Eurasian Water Milfoil (HEWM), was discovered in Lost Land Lake during a 2013 survey by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. This was a big concern, because HEWM can dominate and displace native plants, eventually leading to impairment of habitat for fish, wildlife, and associated recreational activities. Since then, HEWM has spread within Lost Land Lake despite an attempt at chemical control in 2015. Our main purpose in updating this plan is to document the expanding distribution of HEWM and outline options for minimizing its impact and preventing its spread to Teal Lake, the Teal River Flowage, Ghost Lake, and other waters.
Grant AIRR20917 awarded