Ashland County Land and Water Plan

Purpose

The Ashland County Land & Water Resource Management Plan contains realistic objectives and activities intended to meet the goals established by a workgroup of volunteer citizens from throughout the county.

The Ashland County Land and Water Resource Management Plan was developed as a result of changes in Chapter 92 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The intent of the change was to foster local water quality planning and increase public participation in natural resource management. The plans are intended to provide counties, through their Land Conservation Committees, the tools, flexibility and funding to be able to address both statewide goals as well as priorities identified at the local level. The Ashland County Land & Water Resource Management Plan contains realistic objectives and activities intended to meet the goals established by a workgroup of volunteer citizens from throughout the county. The LWRM Plan itself is intended to have a 10-year life (2010-2019), but the work plan outlined in Chapter VI will be revised after 5 years or less.

Objective

Protect surface and groundwater resources: interior and coastal wetlands, lakes and streams, headwaters, drinking water, and recreational water.Ashland County Website

Reduce nonpoint source pollution arising from construction development, roads and trails, forestry, agriculture, stormwater runoff, and other sources.

Conserving soil and terrestrial resources: promoting good land stewardship and use of best management practices, reducing impacts caused by recreational activities, and encouraging the retention of agricultural lands, forests.

Protecting and improving aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitat: sensible shoreland development, control of invasive species, protection of sensitive habitats, avoiding or correcting habitat fragmentation, and reducing property or ecological damage caused by wildlife.

Providing information and education through coordination with landowners, local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and resource management entities.

Study Design

Assessment of water quality condition in this respective county will use protocols described in WisCALM of the year of assessment. Assessments are to be double checked by at least one additional biologist.

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Water Quality Planning
County Land and Water Plan
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Activities & Recommendations
County Land and Water Management Plan
The Ashland County Land & Water Resource Management Plan contains realistic objectives and activities intended to meet the goals established by a workgroup of volunteer citizens from throughout the county. Plan: https://goo.gl/qfwNVo
Protect Riparian or Shorelands
Protecting and improving aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitat: sensible shoreland development,
Protect Headwaters and Springs
Protect surface and groundwater resources: interior and coastal wetlands, lakes and streams, headwaters, drinking water, and recreational water. Reduce nonpoint source pollution arising from construction development, roads and trails, forestry, agriculture, stormwater runoff, and other sources.
Habitat Restoration - Upland
Conserving soil and terrestrial resources: promoting good land stewardship and use of best management practices, reducing impacts caused by recreational activities, and encouraging the retention of agricultural lands, forests and open spaces.
Aquatic Invasive Species Plan
Control of invasive species, protection of sensitive habitats, avoiding or correcting habitat fragmentation, and reducing property or ecological damage caused by wildlife.
Information and Education
Providing information and education through coordination with landowners, local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and resource management entities.
 
Watershed
 
Waters