SAND LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT: 2017-2019 3-yr AIS Management Planning and Education Project


The Sand Lake Management District is sponsoring a 3-year project to conduct AIS education, monitoring, and management planning activities. Deliverables include AIS monitoring & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, examples of AIS education & outreach, and post treatment aquatic plant survey results. Specific project activities include: 1) Watercraft inspection; 2) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 3) AIS outreach & education; 4) EWM monitoring and treatment planning; 5) Post treatment whole lake point intercept plant survey. Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 2) Watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 3) Watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring data shall be entered in SWIMS; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS; 5) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring. This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.

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Reports and Documents
This report discusses aquatic plant management activities completed by the Sand Lake Management District (SLMD) and Lake Education and Planning Services (LEAPS) during the 2017 season and provides details of the 2017 Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) control plan.
The 2018 survey found macrophytes at 474 points (96.3% of the 16.0ft littoral zone). This was nearly identical to 2017 (474 points - 91.9% of the 19.0ft littoral zone) and similar to the 470 points (90.9% of the then 18.5ft littoral zone) in 2016. We identified 48 species growing in and immediately adjacent to the lake, and the 44 species in the rake (similar to 52/44 in 2017 and 51/43 in 2016) produced a Simpson Diversity Index Value of 0.94 (identical to 2017/2016).
PI Survey data for Sand Lake from July 31-August 1, 2018.
PI Survey for Sand Lake from July 23-24, 2017.
PI Survey for Sand Lake from July 25, 2016.
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Grant Awarded
Grant AEPP50917 awarded