ONEIDA COUNTY: LCO - A Targeted Approach to Promoting Lake Shore Restoration


Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Dept. (LWCD) is sponsoring a project to monitor shorelands and begin implementing shoreland improvement, stormwater reduction, or other Healthy Lakes projects with the following goals/activities: 1) Collect baseline shoreland and shallows data on Pelican Lake using the DNR protocol and compile shoreline habitat survey data for other Oneida County lakes; 2) Analyze the shoreland survey data, create maps, and identify potential sites for shoreland restoration practices; 3) Promote County Cost Share (CCS) program and Healthy Lakes (HL) Grant projects with lake associations and lakeshore residents; 4) Perform site visits for individual landowners; 5) Assist landowners in applying for CCS or HL projects; 6) Perform site assessments on properties that have utilized the CCS or HL programs. Project deliverables include: 1) Shoreland data; photos, and maps; 2) Priority lists of lakes and properties in need of shoreline restoration; 3) A project workshop, meetings for lake associations, and site visits for individual property owners; a public field day to restoration sites; 4) A shoreline best practices educational video; 5) An updated list of native plants to be used for CCS; 6) Property site assessment reports (both before and after project completion); 7) Completed CCS and HL project applications and practices installed; 8) Final report. Specific project conditions: Draft of final report needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lake Biologist will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of final report, shoreland data, photos, all maps and other products from the project, and all GIS data. 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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