Large Scale Lake Planning
Pine Lake P&R District is sponsoring a 3 phase project to study Pine Lake in Forest County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Pine Lake that will include an AIS control plan and a native mechanical harvesting plan. Phases 1 and 2 were funded in this grant cycle (Feb 2009) and Phase 3 will be submitted for funding in August 2009.
Project activities include: 1) Stakeholder participation - kick-off meeting, AIS training, stakeholder survey, planning meetings (up to 2), wrap-up meeting, news release, newsletter article, and progress report; 2) Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program; 3) Annual volunteer AIS monitoring; 4) Water quality sampling (Secchi, P, Chla, N, Conductivity, pH, Alkalinity, Total Suspended solids, Calcium, DO, and temp); 5) Curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) survey and aquatic plant community mapping; 6) Sensitive area delineation; 7) Fisheries assessment; 8) Watershed assessment and P load modeling; 9) Zebra mussel monitoring; 10)Develop LMP (with AIS control and harvesting components).
Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, news release, newsletter article, and progress report; 2) Aquatic plant community and watershed maps; 3) Completed entry of inspection Forms 3200-120 and monitoring Forms 3200-124 onto Dept website; 4) Water quality and P modeling data; 5) LMP.
Lake Management Plan Development
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Monitor Invasive Species