TOMAHAWK LAKE ASSOCIATION: 2020 Tomahawk Lake AIS Monitoring, Mapping & Planning Grant


Tomahawk Lake Association, Inc is sponsoring an AEPP grant to continue Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) monitoring (2020) in order to identify high density EWM areas, develop and track an appropriate EWM DASH strategy, and continue to evaluate the outcomes of herbicide (ProcellaCor and Aquastrike) management and mechanical harvesting trials. The project has the following goals/activities: 1) Hire an AIS Coordinator; 2) Annual volunteer training (CBCW, purple loosestrife biocontrol, and EWM sentinel monitoring) and monitoring; 3) Pre/post EWM treatment monitoring and analysis including point-intercept surveys of high density EWM areas; 3) Purple loosestrife (PL) monitoring and mapping; 4) Develop quarterly reports and final project report. Project deliverables include: 1) AIS coordinator; 2) Sentinel volunteer EWM monitoring maps and CLMN data entry into SWIMS; 3) Point-intercept survey data and maps; 3) CBCW data entry into SWIMS; 4) Quarterly and final reports (including aquatic plant management report, hydraulic conveyer harvesting report, and PL biocontrol report) summarizing EWM and PL monitoring and management and providing future management suggestions. Specific project conditions: Final report needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lake Biologist will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of final report, survey data (includes: pre/post PI data and PL), and all maps and GIS from the project. 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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