ECHO LAKE ASSOC, LTD: Echo Lake 2-yr AIS Management Planning and Education Project


The Echo Lake Association is sponsoring a two-year project to conduct AIS education and monitoring activities and update their APM plan. Deliverables include AIS monitoring & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, examples of AIS education & outreach, shoreline & woody habitat monitoring results & report, aquatic plant survey results, and an updated APM plan. Specific project activities include: 1) Watercraft inspection; 2) EWM monitoring and treatment planning; 3) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 4) AIS outreach & education; 5) Shoreline and woody habitat surveys; 6) Spring and summer whole lake point intercept plant surveys. 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 and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan. 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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