THREE LAKES WATERFRONT ASSOCIATION: Three Lakes Chain of Lakes Management Plan, Phase VIII


Three Lakes Waterfront Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project focusing on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Long Lake, Virgin Lake AIS surveys, paleocore sampling in 4 Chain Lakes, and AIS education and monitoring on the Three Lakes Chain. 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, paleocore 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, community mapping, and substrate mapping); 7) Data analysis; 8) Volunteer watercraft inspections and AIS monitoring; 9) Hire 2 summer CBCW Coordinators; 10) Data entry of inspection and monitoring forms into SWIMS; 11) Develop AIS educational and informational items (packets, coasters, vests, buoys); 12) Develop LMP. Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water chemistry and paleocore 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) Entered inspection and monitoring data into SWIMS; 8) Hired CBCW Coordinators and AIS educational items; 9) LMP. 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, shoreland assessment, woody habitat assessment, watershed assessment and water quality/paleocore sampling, all maps from project, all GIS data, and aquatic plant vouchers.

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