NORTH LAKELAND DISCOVERY CENTER: Manitowish Chain of Lakes Management Planning Project Phase IIb


North Lakeland Discovery Center is sponsoring an AEPP grant to study Clear Lake, Fawn Lake, Manitowish Lake, and Stone Lake, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Clear, Fawn, Manitowish, and Stone Lakes and conducting AIS education and monitoring. Project activities include: 1) Stakeholder participation \2013 stakeholder survey, planning meetings (up to 2), kick-off meeting, wrap-up meeting, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Data analysis; 3) Hire AIS Coordinator and Water Education Intern; 4) Volunteer watercraft inspections and AIS monitoring; 5) AIS educational activities; 6) Develop LMP. Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Entered inspection and AIS monitoring data into SWIMS; 3) Hired staff; 4) AIS educational products and events; 5) LMP. Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs to be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review and approval before sending to public; 2) Draft of LMP needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, news release(s), newsletter article, any AIS educational products, stakeholder survey, and all data and maps from the project.

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Reports and Documents
Beginning in 2011, a phased approach was developed to address each lake within the chain over the course of 2011-2016. Developing management plans for small clusters of lakes within the chain creates a manageable process that allows for sufficient attention to be applied to each lake's needs.
Activities & Recommendations
Information and Education
Grant Awarded
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature
Issue News/Media Release
Informational Meetings
Develop/Distribute Newsletter
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
Lake Management Plan Development
Data analysis, report production
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Monitor Invasive Species