MUSSER LAKE ASSOCIATION: Musser Lake Detection Invasives Control Project


The Musser Lake Property Owners Association in will conduct an early season herbicide treatment on ~ 25 acres of Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP). CLP was discovered in 2004. Through Price County the association received a rapid response grant in 2005 and treated in 2005, 2006 and 2007 with good success. The association is currently planning to develop APM plan by applying for a future AIS grant. The project includes the following goals: 1) An early season herbicide treatment on ~ 25 acres of CLP in Musser Lake to control the spread; 2) Monitor the CLP throughout the year to determine success of the herbicide treatment and to continue the mapping of CLP; 3) Prevent the spread of CLP to downstream water bodies. Project deliverables include: 1) A final report summarizing the outcome of the treatment including a description of declining CLP populations in treated areas and the response of native aquatic plants; 2) CLP will be mapped prior to treatment and after treatment. The lake will be surveyed for CLP in mid July through Mid August after the herbicide treatment to determine efficacy of the treatment and regrowth. Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Implement the pre and post treatment monitoring protocol (DNR May, 2007); 3) Summary report listing areas treated and the effectiveness of the treatment; 4) Obtain an APM permit prior to awarding of this grant (follow conditions in permit).

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