Small Scale Lake Planning
The Scandinavia Silver Lake District is the principle management unit representing the interests of riparian property owners and other lake users. Members of the District are particularly concerned about invasive species proliferation and the impact of this on lake ecology and recreational use of the lake. The current study is intended to enhance the ability of the District to develop and implement an effective long-range plan to protect Silver Lake. This report presents the results of these efforts. It also includes interpretation and implications of these results, as well as an analysis of management options. With the knowledge gained by this project, the District hopes to take the appropriate actions needed to best manage the aquatic plants for lake users and the biotic community alike.
This project will result in the development of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan. The following work activities and end products will result from this effort:
1. A point intercept survey will be conducted following established DNR protocols. Maps will be created illustrating the extent of both native and invasive aquatic plant communities.
2. A review of previous management efforts will be conducted.
3. A survey of lake property owners will be conducted.
4. A final report will be generated which summarizes all information gathered during this project. In addition, management recommendations will be made demonstrating the negative and positive aspects of all potential aquatic plant management options.
5. A meeting with lake stakeholders will be held to present the findings of this study and obtain feedback.
Aquatic Plant Management Plan
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Map Invasive Species