WASHBURN COUNTY LWCD: Washburn County AIS Strategic Plan Implementation


Washburn County is sponsoring a countywide AIS project and position to implement their AIS Strategic Plan. The plan details specific activities for each of the goals: education, prevention, monitoring, control, legislative support, and capacity building. NOTE: Initial stage of this project was funded in part with AEPP-194-09 and will require this grant to complete the project. Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the project including plan implementation, data collected, and watercraft inspection, and monitoring; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time and number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Report on construction/maintenance of signage; 4) Results of county department trainings and monitoring; 5) Verification of public outreach activities, workshops, mailings, and materials distributed to the public; 6) Report on AIS inventory (species, GPS location, estimated infestation size) maps, and survey results; 7) Updated website integrating AIS management information; 8) Countywide resource list including lake contacts, monitors, volunteers, presentations, etc; 9) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant. Special project conditions: The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation. This scope summarizes the project provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the Lake Coordinator. It is recommended the sponsor provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that sponsor provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.

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