OCONTO COUNTY: LCO - Oconto County Lake Project, Phase I, Grant 3

Purpose

The Oconto County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a project to develop a County Wide Lake Study and Planning Project for Bass, Boot, Grindle, Anderson, Ranch, and John Lakes during the period February 2017 \2013 December 2019. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Oconto County Land Conservation Department\2019s Grant application dated December 10, 2016. Project final deliverables include: 1)Meet the Scientist meetings 2)Water Quality Analysis 3)Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, 4) Current Aquatic Plant Community Assessment, 5) Groundwater Modeling 6) Socioeconomic Survey 7) Updated lake bathymetry Specific project activities include: 1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html 2) Groundwater modeling using GFlow Model 3) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30 4) Completion of WDNR-approved social survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm 5) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol. Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) All CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database.

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Reports and Documents
This strategy and plan is designed to provide guidance on the county and its partner’s roles in maintaining healthy waterbodies throughout the county. Deliberate management and protection of the lake and rivers is necessary to maintain them in a healthy and desirable state. Impacts to the waterbodies may originate in their watershed or on the shorelands. Cumulatively, a number of activities on the landscape can contribute to objectionable impacts to these waterways; however, there are ways to reduce or even eliminate many of these impacts.
In spring 2017, as part of the Oconto Lakes Study and Planning Project, a survey was conducted by Dr. Aaron Thompson from UW-Stevens Point. Much of the survey information presented in this document originated from his report. The survey was sent to 870 property owners throughout the county to obtain their viewpoints about Oconto County lakes. A 45.8% response rate, totaling 400 responses, was received. Nearly equal representation was provided by landowners from agricultural, forestry, rural residential, and urban areas. A high percentage of respondents indicated that their primary residence is in Oconto County and that they have spent a majority of their lives in the county. A majority of the respondents did not live on or near water
 
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The Oconto County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a project to develop a County Wide Lake Study and Planning Project for Bass, Boot, Grindle, Anderson, Ranch, and John Lakes during the period February 2017 - December 2019.
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OCONTO COUNTY: LCO - Oconto County Lake Project, Phase I, Grant 3, The Oconto County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a project to develop a County Wide Lake Study and Planning Project for Bass, Boot, Grindle, Anderson, Ranch, and John Lakes during the period February 2017 \2013 December 2019.
 
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