PurposeThe Forest Lake Improvement Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project to update their Comprehensive Lake Management Plan and continue to monitor hybrid watermilfoil following the 2016 whole-lake herbicide treatment.
Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.
Specific project activities include: 1) Water quality and watershed assessment and modeling; 2) Fisheries data compilation and integration within the management plan; 3) Shoreline and coarse woody habitat assessment; 4) Collect advanced sonar data on Forest Lake; 5) Assessment of the current aquatic plant community; 6) Professional Dreissena mussel monitoring; 7) Completion of stakeholders survey; 8) Public participation in the planning process; 9) Volunteer aquatic invasive species monitoring; 10) Conduct approved alternative Clean Boats Clean Waters watercraft inspection program; 11) Creation of an updated comprehensive lake management plan that includes an implementation strategy.
This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.
If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request
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