DOUGLAS COUNTY LWCD: Douglas County Aquatic Invasive Species Education, Prevention & Planning


Douglas Co. Land & Water Conservation Dept. is sponsoring an countywide AIS project and position to do the following: create a network to support and streamline AIS prevention and control efforts and link to other planning efforts; inventory waterbodies for AIS; develop AIS tracking database with maps; provide AIS information/education outreach; expand project into a comprehensive county Lake Protection Plan. The project final product will include a countywide strategic plan that integrates the goals, objectives, and activities of interested parties into a manageable approach to deal with AIS in the county. Deliverables include: 1) Strategic plan to monitor & prevent new AIS infestations & prevent the spread of existing infestations; a list of planning participants, comments/input received, meetings & attendance; a description for how success will be measured (i.e. measurable goals); 2). Report/assessment of education & outreach, monitoring, & other data collected including a description of the extent of AIS in the county; 3) GIS maps of current AIS infestations; 4) Launching/boating use pattern survey results; 5) Rapid response & purple loosestrife biocontrol templates; 6) Information & education meeting & workshop summary. Information required as part of an existing I&E program (e.g. Clean Boats Clean Waters) must be entered in the statewide database (if applicable); 7) County-wide network/resource list, including lake contacts, monitors, volunteers, etc.; 8) Examples of educational/outreach materials; 9) Summary & examples of press releases, newsletter articles, & other media contacts. Special Conditions: New identification of aquatic invasive species must be immediately reported to the Department. This scope summarizes the grant application scope and does not supersede application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.

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