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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Website on Waubesa Wetlands
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2015 Coastal Wetlands Grant Progress Report.
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2015 Coastal Wetlands Grant Progress Report.
Approval process for pipes and other similar structures over streams, sloughs, bayous, or marsh outlets (riparian wetlands) that are navigable in fact under s. 30.10(2), Wis. Stats.
Email communication from Daniel Carter describing four Glyceria maxima populations.
This guidance provides clarity for identifying wetland protective area susceptibility per ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code.
Waubesa Wetlands Initial team formation and study design
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This standard operating procedure (SOP) describes the methods used by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conduct timed-meander surveys of wetland plant communities to determine wetland plant community condition. This SOP should be used in conjunction with the Floristic Quality Assessment Methodology for Wisconsin (Bernthal 2003).
Present in Waubesa Wetlands, in the Great Fen: Sticky False Asphodel
General strategies and tools for preservation have been applied to Waubesa Wetlands, 4 miles south of Madison, Wisconsin. Strategies include: individual and organized private ownership; land-use inventories, plans and ordinances; and acquisition by purchase, gift and easement. Tools include: quid pro quo and management agreements; first rights of refusal; “crazy-quilt” ownership patterns; and reverter clauses. Local wetland preservation has positive Impacts upon wetland preservation generally and should be widely used.
Searching for the Source: The Origin of Deep Spring in the Lower Lake Waubesa Wetlands. Nitrate and chloride concentrations from a variety of locations were analyzed to determine the source of a high-flow spring near Lake Waubesa in southern Wisconsin. These figures indicate chloride and nitrate concentrations decrease as depth below the ground surface increases and suggest the spring's source likely originates the upper bedrock aquifer.
Searching for the Source: The Origin of Deep Spring in the Lower Lake Waubesa Wetlands
General strategies and tools for preservation have been applied to Waubesa Wetlands, 4 miles south of Madison, Wisconsin. Strategies include: individual and organized private ownership; land-use inventories, plans and ordinances; and acquisition by purchase, gift and easement. Tools include: quid pro quo and management agreements; first rights of refusal; “crazy-quilt” ownership patterns; and reverter clauses. Local wetland preservation has positive Impacts upon wetland preservation generally and should be widely used.
MI02 Milwaukee River South Watershed Wetlands
The approval letter for the Lulu Lake & Mukwanago Wetlands AIS plan.
Prohibits the use of motorboats propelled by mechanical means on Mud Lake and Carcajou Wetlands/Marsh
Ordinance prohibiting the use of motorboats propelled by mechanical means on Mud Lake and Carcajou Wetlands/Marsh
Wetlands Summary Report 2012
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Photo of Sucker Creek upstream wetlands, taken June 2011
Anthropogenic enrichment of freshwater systems have largely focused on impacts of excessive nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, in lakes. Targets for improvements in lakes have centered on the control of nuisance sestonic algae, that contribute to algal blooms. Algal toxicity problems, foultasting drinking water, unsightly conditions and other use impairments. Mid-summer water chemistry and metaphyton biomass measurements were collected in eleven backwater areas from Wisconsin’s Mississippi River floodplain during 2003 to 2007. The sampling sites extended from Pool 5 below Ama, WI to Pool 9 near Desoto, WI. This report covers: Water Quality and Metaphyton Cover and Cover type; Metaphyton and Chlorophyll Correlations; Metaphyton Tissue Analysis; and Proposed Nitrogen and Phosphorus Criteria.
This WRM Report provides a history of human activities in the marshes, a description of the current ecological conditions, and a detailed vegetation map of these areas as of 2007. Through fieldwork and information gathering on soil, water quality, vegetation and stormwater, we developed two alternative plans for wetland restoration based on options for handling stormwater and restoration methods. The plans include on-site experimentation within an adaptive restoration framework, which is consistent with the mission of conserving Arboretum lands, advancing restoration ecology, and fostering the land ethic.
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/er/publications/cw/WLSup/index.asp?mode=detail&RecID=1E8E552EAC
Wetlands Survey and Management Plan
This study documents the limnological habitat of waterfowl production area (WPA) wetlands in Polk and St. Croix Counties, and examines the role that macroinvertebrates have in influencing annual variations in local wetland waterfowl production.
Lakes Planning Report
Lake planning report for LPL-381 for Half Moon Lake. The study is part of a long range plan to preserve the quality of the water in the lake and to preserve and enhance the unique characteristics of the area. Includes wetland and bog evaluations in the Half Moon Lake watershed.
ALLOUEZ BAY WETLANDS
ALLOUEZ BAY WETLANDS
Mississippi River
Water Quality Standards for Wetlands - A Guide to NR 103