RICE LAKE P & R DISTRICT: Rice Lake Non-native Milfoil Survey, Planning, & Mgmt


The Rice Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a response project for a recent infestation of hybrid Eurasian water milfoil in Rice Lake. Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant data and reports, AIS monitoring reports, and an updated aquatic plant management plan. Specific project activities include: 1) Whole lake point intercept plant survey; 2) SCUBA removal; 3) Herbicide treatment; 4) Professional and volunteer AIS monitoring; 5) Aquatic plant management plan update. Special Conditions: 1) 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 plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Grant monies may not be used for control of established curly-leaf pondweed; 4) AIS monitoring volunteers shall be trained and follow Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.

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