SAND LAKE SHOREOWNERS ASSOC: Sand Lake Aquatic Plant Survey & Aquatic Plant Management Plan


The Sand Lake Shoreowner\2019s Association is sponsoring a project to conduct an aquatic plant survey and develop an Aquatic Plant Management plan for Sand Lake. At the present time Sand Lake is aquatic invasive species (AIS) free. The association desires an approved APM Plan to address the management of aquatic plants and especially how to prevent AIS from becoming established in the lake. Project goals include (APM Plan): 1) Develop an APM Plan for Sand Lake to guide future management actions; 2) Conduct a point-intercept aquatic plant study to establish a baseline; 3) Educate lake residents about AIS activities and control options; 4) Implement a Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) Program; 5) Train shoreline volunteer monitors for AIS. Project deliverables include: 1) Comprehensive APM plan (following guidelines in NR 198.43 (1)) including a rapid response plan; 2) Interpret the results of the aquatic plant survey; 3) Provide maps (including EWM beds) to the lake associations for management; 4) Results of CBCW program. Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project (APM Plan); 2) Follow department protocol when conducting the point intercept study; 3) Provide hard copy of point intercept data in proper spreadsheet format; 4) Provide lake maps to the lakes coordinator and enter them into SWIMS; 5) Enter CBCW data into SWIMS; 6) Contact Erin McFarland (715-346-4978) and Laura Herman (715-365-8998) at UW-Extension to learn about the Clean Lakes/Clean Waters Program and AIS monitoring programs.

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This Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Sand Lake presents a strategy for managing aquatic plants by protecting native plant populations and preventing the establishment of any invasive species. The plan includes data about the plant community, watershed and water quality of the lake. Based on this data and public input, goals and strategies for the sound management of the aquatic plants in the lake are presented. This plan will guide the Sand Lake Shoreowners Association (SLSOA), the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (LCO), Sawyer County, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in aquatic plant management for the lake over the next five years (2013 through 2017).
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