TOMAHAWK LAKE ASSOCIATION: Lake Tomahawk AIS Control Project


Tomahawk Lake Association, Inc (TLA) is sponsoring an AIS ACEI grant on the Tomahawk Lake system, in Oneida County. This is a five year project that will focus on EWM management, and AIS education, prevention and monitoring. This grant covers the costs of the first 2 year's of implementation. The goal is to reduce the treatable EWM coverage by 80%. This will allow TLA to continue management of EWM with minimal state financial assistance. Project activities include: 1)Annual chemical treatments of EWM; 2) Manual removal of EWM with hydraulic conveyor; 3)Annual pre/post treatment monitoring and analysis; 4)Project kick-off meeting and annual informational meeting; 5)Hire 1 AIS program coordinator and 2 scuba divers to run hydraulic conveyor; 6)Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program; 7)Mapping and bio-control of purple loosestrife (PL); 8)Annual volunteer AIS training and monitoring; 9)Entry of inspection forms 3200-120 and monitoring forms onto Dept website; 10)Educational outreach activities as listed on pages 7-8 of proposal; 11)Develop annual project report and a final report. Project deliverables include: 1)Chemical, biological and manual control of AIS, including mapping; 2)Pre/post treatment survey data; 3)AIS Coordinator (minimum of 400 hours per year); 3)Volunteer monitoring (minimum of 136 hours per year); 4)Completed entry of inspection 3200-120 and monitoring forms; 5)Scuba divers; 6)AIS educational activities; 7)Annual reports and final report summarizing AIS management and future AIS management suggestions, CB/CW activities, AIS monitoring, and AIS educational activities. Specific Conditions: Annual report and 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, maps, educational outreach products, and survey data (includes: pre/post treatment and PL).

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