MUSKELLUNGE LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Muskellunge Lake Early Detection & Response Grant


Muskellunge Lake Association is sponsoring an AIRR grant to help fund a project which will focus on surveying, monitoring, mapping, and considering management options to the new discovery of EWM in Muskellunge Lake, Vilas County. Project activities include: 1) Conduct annual professional and volunteer AIS surveys; 2) Conduct watercraft inspections and enter data into SWIMS; 3) Develop annual maps and reports; 4) Develop end of project report. Project deliverables include: 1) EWM survey data and maps; 2) Inspection time and entered data; 3) Annual reports and final report describing the findings of the AIS, any hand-pulling efforts, and guidance for continued monitoring and/or control actions. Specific conditions for this project: Annual reports and final report need Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of reports, all maps, and all aquatic plant and any GIS data.

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Results from this analysis suggested that nutrient and algal concentrations have changed only slightly over the past 100 years; however, the macrophyte community had increased over this time period. The original extent of the EWM infestation was thought to be confined to a few key areas including near the boat launch and at a location in the middle of the lake near the buoy that marks the shallow area near the center of the lake. Professional and volunteer AIS monitoring conducted by trained members of the Muskellunge Lake Association led to the identification of additional areas.
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Grant AIRR22017 awarded