Large Scale Lake Planning
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Lake Management Plan Development
The Lake Association of Long Lake is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Long Lake in Florence County with a study completion date of December 31, 2010. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Long Lake. Phases 1 and 2 were funded in this grant cycle (Feb 2009) and Phase 3 will be submitted for funding in Feb 2010.
Project activities include: 1) Education and Outreach - kick-off weekend meeting, lake fair, kiosk construction, and user survey; 2) Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program and AIS monitoring; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis (secchi, P, Chla, DO, temp, pH, N, and calcium) and sediment sample for P analysis; 4) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey, analysis and community mapping; 5) Purple loosestrife (PL) assessment, mapping and control; 6) Wildlife Assessment (birds, amphibians and reptiles); 7) Vascular plant assessment and fisheries assessment; 8) Watershed assessment and P load modeling; 9) Develop shoreland protection and restoration (P&R) plan; 10) Develop LMP.
Project deliverables include: 1) User survey, kiosk and shoreland P&R plan; 2) Aquatic plant community and watershed maps; 3) Completed entry of inspection Forms 3200-120 and monitoring Forms 3200-124 onto Dept website; 4) PI, water quality and P modeling data; 5) Two sets of aquatic plant vouchers; 6) LMP.
Information and Education
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland