Burnett County is sponsoring a multi-year countywide AIS project/position with an emphasis on zebra mussel response activities. The project will expand the coordinator roles and responsibilities to include serving as the lead for local rapid response efforts. Activities include: AIS education/outreach; decontamination unit operation; one PI survey and APM plan annually; approved alternative watercraft inspection; purple loosestrife and phragmites inventory/control; and AIS monitoring; and CLMN and CBCW training. Project deliverables include: the results of the monitoring, planning, control assistance, and education/outreach as described in the application, including all GIS-related data and files, and a project summary report. Specific project conditions: WDNR Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin\2019s guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The Department may specify other AIS monitoring methods, and all data should be entered into SWIMS. The specific objectives, metrics, and deliverables for the listed activities are included in the application and supporting materials, and this scope is not intended to replace or supersede those documents. The Department may request quarterly progress reports. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.

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