Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Education
Prior to developing an Aquatic Plant Management Plan in 2012, the Spider Chain of Lakes Association (SCLA), Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) authorized a series of full lake plant surveys on Spider Lake. After the Curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) bed mapping survey found 26 different beds totaling 12.06 acres a total that was higher than expected - the SCLA requested a second CLP bed mapping survey on June 18th and 19th, 2013 to determine if CLP was expanding its coverage on the lake.
The overall goal of aquatic plant management in the Spider Chain of Lakes is to protect the Spider Chain of Lakes from degradation by maximizing the prevention of new invasions and through the containment and control of existing aquatic invasive species. The primary objectives of this aquatic plant management plan are monitor for the introduction of new aquatic invasive species (early detection and rapid response) and to contain and, where and when appropriate, control curly-leaf pondweed in the Spider Chain of Lakes.
Information and Education
Aquatic Plant Management Plan
Map Invasive Species
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey