Large Scale Lake Planning
The Lake Alice Stewardship Program is an ongoing endeavor composed of annual phases that progress toward the overall vision of the Lake Alice Association – a healthy, sustainable Lake Alice. In Phase I, participants learned about the lake and the landscape. Success of future phases depends on a coalition of participants, each carrying out appropriate tasks and communicating needs and findings to other team members. It is appropriate that the Lake Alice Association (LAA) is the lead organization in this long-range effort. This document represents the Phase I product of Lake Alice Stewardship Program with funding from a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Lake Planning Grant awarded to LAA. White Water Associates, Inc. (White Water), an independent environmental laboratory and ecological consulting firm, was contracted by LAA to carry out significant aspects of the Phase I project. Phase I focused on an inventory of relevant information on Lake Alice and its surroundings and produced the first iteration of an Adaptive Lake Management Plan. The vision of the Lake Alice Stewardship Program is to ensure the perpetuation of a healthy Lake Alice and its surrounding landscape ecosystem far into the future. Participants in Phase I believe that the tool by which to realize this vision is an adaptive management plan for the Lake Alice and its watershed. Phase I also resulted in an additional significant product: the initial version of the Lake Alice Adaptive Management Plan.
Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice in Lincoln County with a study completion date of June 30, 2010. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 1 was funded in this grant cycle (Feb 2009) and Phases 2-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2010.
Project activities for Phase 1 include: 1) Educational program - meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Appraisal of existing information on Lake Alice (aquatic life, water quality, cultural, aesthetics, natural resource plans, and human community); 3) Site visit to Lake Alice for reconnaissance of attributes; 4) Watershed assessment; 5) Develop LMP.
Lake Management Plan Development
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Comprehensive Planning Studies