PORTAGE COUNTY: LCO-Portage Lakes Class 4

Purpose

Portage County seeks to implement Phase 4 of its lake management planning efforts for 17 lakes in Portage County to help facilitate county-wide lake protection planning. Major project elements to include: 1) individual lake resident/user surveys and plan development, 2) web-based reporting system, 3) build-out assessment and predictive modeling, 4) development of guide for local boards and commissions, 5) final project report.

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-351-10
2009
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
The purpose of this management plan is to provide guidance to protect current good conditions, address existing problems and prevent future problems that may be detrimental to the McDill Pond ecosystem. This management plan was written as part of the second phase of the Portage County Lakes Project. The first phase of the Portage County Lakes Study involved data collection from McDill Pond and 28 other lakes throughout the county. The study provided information on water quality, shoreline development, amphibian habitat, fisheries, aquatic plants, and other parameters.
In 2007, the Tree Lake Association partnered with UW-Stevens Point to develop a lake management plan. The purpose of this plan was to learn about Tree Lake, identify factors important to Tree Lake residents & users, and develop goals, objectives, and associated actions to protect and improve the lake. The Tree Lake Management Planning Team consisted of Tree Lake Association members that were assisted by Portage County staff including the County Conservationist and Parks Director, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lake Management and Fisheries staff, and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education. A survey was sent to Association members to obtain their opinions about Tree Lake. Survey results were used throughout the planning process.
The purpose of this management plan is to provide guidance to protect current good conditions, address existing problems and prevent future problems that may be detrimental to the Springville Pond ecosystem. This management plan was written as part of the second phase of the Portage County Lakes Project. The first phase of the Portage County Lakes Study involved data collection from Springville Pond and 28 other lakes throughout the county. The study provided information on water quality, shoreline development, amphibian habitat, fisheries, aquatic plants, and other parameters.
The purpose of this management plan is to provide guidance to protect current good conditions, address existing problems and prevent future problems that may be detrimental to the Adams, Bear, and Thomas Lake ecosystems. This management plan was written as part of the second phase of the Portage County Lakes Project. The first phase of the Portage County Lakes Study involved data collection from Adams, Bear, Thomas and 26 other lakes throughout the county. The study provided information on water quality, shoreline development, amphibian habitat, fisheries, aquatic plants, and other parameters.
The purpose of this management plan is to provide guidance to protect current good conditions, address existing problems and prevent future problems that may be detrimental to the Rinehart Lake ecosystem. This management plan was written as part of the second phase of the Portage County Lakes Project. The first phase of the Portage County Lakes Study involved data collection from Rinehart Lake and 28 other lakes throughout the county. The study provided information on water quality, shoreline development, amphibian habitat, fisheries, aquatic plants, and other parameters. The overall goal for the Rinehart Lake Management Plan is to sustainably manage Rinehart Lake to maintain the healthy ecosystems in and near the lake, while involving all land owners and lake users in the area.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Lake Management Plan Development
30084727
Educate and engage residents
30084727
Grant Awarded
Portage County seeks to implement Phase 4 of its lake management planning efforts for 17 lakes in Portage County to help facilitate county-wide lake protection planning. Major project elements to include: 1) individual lake resident/user surveys and plan development, 2) web-based reporting system, 3) build-out assessment and predictive modeling, 4) development of guide for local boards and commissions, 5) final project report.
Water Quality Modeling
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
Portage County seeks to implement Phase 4 of its lake management planning efforts for 17 lakes in Portage County to help facilitate county-wide lake protection planning. Major project elements to include: 1) individual lake resident/user surveys and plan development, 2) web-based reporting system, 3) build-out assessment and predictive modeling, 4) development of guide for local boards and commissions, 5) final project report.
 
Watershed
 
Waters