LAKESHORE NATURAL RESOURCES PARTNERSHIP INC.: Elkhart Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan


The Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership is sponsoring a project to develop an update to the Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Big Elkhart Lake and to conduct point source monitoring in Big Elkhart Lake. Specific project activities include: 1) Development of an updated Aquatic Plant Management Plan; 2) Elkhart Lake Improvement Association presence at 3 annual events to provide informational and educational programming; and 3) Collection of nutrient samples (6 events) at 4 locations around Big Elkhart Lake. Project final deliverables include: 1) electronic copy of the P/I raw data collected by WDNR staff in an excel spreadsheet; 2) electronic summary of the lab results from the nutrient sampling and 3) an electronic copy of the final updated Aquatic Plant Management Plan. The updated Aquatic Plant Management Plan will contain the following elements: 1) summary table of plant species noted, frequency of occurrence and density; 2) comparison of P/I data from current survey to previous P/I surveys; 3) plant distribution and density maps for the top 7 species and any exotic species; 4) discussion of the data results; 5) Potential chemical treatment options; and 6) potential DASH harvesting and hand harvesting options. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. 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 Biologist. The Grantee should provide the 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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