Big Sand Lake Association, Inc. is sponsoring an AIS ACEI grant on Big Sand Lake in Vilas County. This is the second grant encumbered (funding years 3 and 4) to help fund a five year project that will focus on EWM management, and AIS education, prevention and monitoring. The Association will submit future ACEI grants as needed to continue the five year project. The goal is to have an 80% reduction on the EWM acreage and frequency of occurrence within vegetated areas of the Point-Intercept survey. This will allow Big Sand Lake Property Owners Association to continue management of AIS with minimal state financial assistance. Project activities include: 1) Annual manual removal and chemical treatments of EWM; 2) Annual Pre and Post treatment monitoring and analysis; 3) Annual curly-leaf pondweed assessment; 4) Conduct chemical residual and DO monitoring; 5) Annual volunteer AIS, water quality and residual monitoring; 5) Clean EWM fragments from boat landing; 6) AIS educational and partnering activities; 7) Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program; 8) Entry of inspection forms 3200-120 and monitoring forms onto Dept website; 9) Develop annual project report and a final report. Project deliverables include: 1) Chemical and manual control of EWM; 2) Pre and post treatment and curly-leaf pondweed survey data; 3) Completed entry of inspection 3200-120 and monitoring forms onto Dept website; 4) AIS educational, prevention and monitoring activities; 5) Water quality, residual and DO monitoring data; 6) Final report summarizing EWM management during project and future EWM management suggestions, CB/CW activities, AIS monitoring and AIS educational activities. Specific Conditions for this project: 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, pre and post treatment survey data, and samples of educational and outreach products.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
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2012 treatment report for EWM in Big Sand Lake, Vilas Co.
2011 treatment report for EWM in Big Sand Lake, Vilas Co.
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