NORTH LAKELAND DISCOVERY CENTER: Town of Winchester Lake Mgmt Planning - Phase 4

Purpose

North Lakeland Discovery Center is sponsoring an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Education, Prevention, & Planning grant to study multiple lakes in the Town of Winchester, Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Circle Lily and Pardee Lakes, conducting early-season AIS monitoring on Adelaide, Helen and Harris Lakes and conducting AIS education and monitoring. 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 and analysis; 3) Watershed assessment and P load modeling; 4) Fisheries assessment; 5) Shoreline and coarse woody habitat assessment; 6) Early-season AIS monitoring and professional Dreissena monitoring; 7) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, acoustic, community mapping, substrate mapping); 8) Volunteer AIS and lake level monitoring and watercraft inspections; 9) Data analysis; 10) Develop LMP; 11) Hire AIS Coordinator and Water Education Intern; 12) AIS educational activities. Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water chemistry data; 3) Watershed maps and modeling data; 4) PI, shoreland, and coarse woody habitat data; 5) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 6) LMP; 7) Hired staff; 8) AIS educational products and events. Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs to be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review and approval before sending to public; 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, any AIS educational products, stakeholder survey, and all data and maps from the project.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Education
AEPP55018
2018
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Reports and Documents
2015-2018 water quality data.
This project was designed to systematically conduct studies on 12 lakes within the township over the course of four years, with two to four lakes being studied each year (Table 1 and Map 1). Developing management plans for subsets of lakes within the town each year allows for financial savings to be realized in overall project costs while creating a manageable process that allows for sufficient attention to be applied to each lakes’ needs. This is opposed to completing all plans simultaneously, which would facilitate great cost savings, but only produce generic plans for each lake and the town as a whole. Financial assistance was obtained through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Lake Management Grant Program for each phase of the project. [File split into two documents due to file size.]
This project was designed to systematically conduct studies on 12 lakes within the township over the course of four years, with two to four lakes being studied each year (Table 1 and Map 1). Developing management plans for subsets of lakes within the town each year allows for financial savings to be realized in overall project costs while creating a manageable process that allows for sufficient attention to be applied to each lakes’ needs. This is opposed to completing all plans simultaneously, which would facilitate great cost savings, but only produce generic plans for each lake and the town as a whole. Financial assistance was obtained through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Lake Management Grant Program for each phase of the project. [File split into two documents due to file size.]
June 2016- May 2019 WiLMS results
2015-2018 Town of Winchester Lakes Stakeholder Survey.
PI plant survey data 2015-2017
Public Participation materials. July 2015- May 2017. [Document was split into two files due to size.]
Public Participation materials. July 2015- May 2017. [Document was split into two files due to size.]
 
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Grant AEPP55018 awarded
 
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