TOWN OF PRESQUE ISLE: Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee APM Plans

Purpose

The Town of Presque Isle is sponsoring an AIS EPP grant to be completed by December 31, 2009. The project will focus on creating APM Plans for Annabelle, Armour, Cathaline, Horsehead, Lynx, Mabel, Papoose, and Van Vliet Lakes and AIS education and prevention. Project activities include: 1) Point-intercept surveys; 2) Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program; 3) Conduct AIS citizen lake monitoring following Dept/UW Ext guidelines; 4) Entry of inspection Forms 3200-120 and monitoring Forms 3200-124 and/or 3200-130 onto Dept website; 5) Water quality sampling; 6) Stakeholder participation: Initial/final meetings, public survey; 7) Develop project report. Project deliverables include: 1) Point-intercept survey data; 2) Completed entry of inspection Forms 3200-120 onto Dept website; 3) AIS educational and prevention activities; 4) Final report summarizing CB/CW activities, AIS educational activities, and APM Plan. Specific Conditions for this project: Final report needs Dept review and approval WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of final report, all annual reports, survey data, and samples of educational and outreach products.

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Reports and Documents
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Horsehead Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Horsehead Lake. The Horsehead Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake system, which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Horsehead Lake in 2008, which identified twenty six aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were common waterweed (Elodea canadensis), fern pondweed (Potamogeton robbinsii), and flat-stem pondweed (Potamogeton zosteriformis). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Horsehead Lake exhibited an FQI of 32.16, higher than the state northern ecoregion average (24.3).
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Lynx Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Lynx Lake. The Lynx Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake system, which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Lynx Lake in 2008, which identified twenty six aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were dwarf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum tenellum), water bulrush (Schoenoplectus subterminalis), and brown-fruited rush (Juncus pelocarpus). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Lynx Lake exhibited an FQI of 30.72, higher than the state northern ecoregion average (24.3).
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Mabel Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Mabel Lake. The Mabel Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake system, which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Mabel Lake in 2008, which identified seven aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were nitella (Nitella sp.), watershield (Brasenia schreberi), and creeping bladderwort (Utricularia gibba). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Mabel Lake exhibited an FQI of 20.79, slightly lower than the state northern ecoregion average (24.3) and State average (22.2).
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Cathaline Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Cathaline Lake. The Cathaline Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake systems, which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Cathaline Lake in 2008, which identified twelve aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were nitella (Nitella sp.), dwarf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum tenellum), and waterwort (Elatine minima). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Cathaline Lake exhibited an FQI of 25.98, slightly higher than the state northern ecoregion average (24.3).
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Van Vliet Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Van Vliet Lake. The Van Vliet Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake system, which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Van Vliet Lake in 2008, which identified twenty three aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were fern pondweed (Potamogeton robbinsii), coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum), and common waterweed (Elodea canadensis). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Van Vliet Lake exhibited an FQI of 30.23, higher than the state northern ecoregion average (24.3).
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Annabelle Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Annabelle Lake. The Annabelle Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake system; which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Annabelle Lake in 2008, which identified eighteen aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were quillwort (Isoetes sp.), large-purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea), and dwarf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum tenellum). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Annabelle Lake exhibited an FQI of 34.4, higher than the state northern ecoregion average (24.3).
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Armour Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Armour Lake. The Armour Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake system, which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Armour Lake in 2008, which identified twelve aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were large-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius), fern pondweed (Potamogeton robbinsii), and dwarf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum tenellum). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Armour Lake exhibited an FQI of 24.53, slightly higher than the state northern ecoregion average (24.3).
The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) was formed in 2005 to address resource management concerns in lakes within the Town of Presque Isle. The Committee has been active in a number of lake management activities on Papoose Lake including: aquatic plant management, water quality sampling, invasive species sampling, and community education activities. The Committee contracted Northern Environmental (now Bonestroo, Inc.) to help develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Papoose Lake. The Papoose Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, and an evaluation of feasible physical, mechanical, biological, and chemical management alternatives if deemed appropriate. The APM plan also recommends specific prevention activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake system, which are discussed below. Northern Environmental completed an aquatic plant survey on Papoose Lake in 2008, which identified twelve aquatic plant species. The most abundant aquatic plants identified during the survey were large-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius), common waterweed (Elodea canadensis), and spatterdock (Nuphar variegata). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an index that uses the aquatic plant community as an indicator of lake health. Papoose Lake exhibited an FQI of 23.38, comparable to the state northern ecoregion average (24.3) and higher than the State average of (22.2).
 
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Van Vliet Lake
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Mabel Lake
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Horsehead lake
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Cathaline Lake
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Armour Lake
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