TOMAHAWK LAKE ASSOCIATION: Tomahawk Lake AIS Grant 2013 & 2014


Tomahawk Lake Association, Inc (TLA) is sponsoring an ACEI grant on the Tomahawk Lake system, in Oneida County. This is a five year project focusing on EWM management, and AIS education, prevention and monitoring. This grant covers the costs of year\2019s 5 and 6 of implementation. The goal is to reduce the treatable EWM coverage by 80%. This will allow TLA to continue management of EWM with minimal state financial assistance. An updated management plan will need to be submitted before applying for further AIS control grant assistance. Project activities include: 1) Annual chemical treatments of EWM; 2) Manual removal of EWM with hydraulic conveyor; 3) Annual pre/post treatment monitoring and analysis; 4) Conduct paid and volunteer watercraft inspections; 5) Mapping and control of purple loosestrife (PL); 6) Annual volunteer AIS training and monitoring; 7) Entry of inspection and monitoring forms into SWIMS; 8) Educational outreach activities as listed on pages 25-34 of proposal; 9) Volunteer herbicide concentration monitoring; 10) Develop annual project reports and a final report. Project deliverables include: 1) Chemical, biological and manual control of AIS, including mapping; 2) Pre/post treatment survey and chemical concentration sampling data; 3) Entered inspection and monitoring data into SWIMS; 4) AIS educational activities; 5) Annual reports and final report summarizing AIS management and future AIS management suggestions, inspection activities, AIS monitoring, and AIS educational activities. Specific project conditions: Annual reports and final report needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of final report and annual reports, educational outreach products, survey data (includes: pre/post treatment and PL), and all maps from the project.

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The summer harvesting season of 2013 was a continuation in the Hydraulic Conveyor System’s (HCS) program development, building upon the strong operational base established in the initial summer of HCS operation in 2009. Continued refinement of operational protocols has taken place over its years of operation, but the overall goal of the HCS continues to be for the purposes that it was designed for; removing new, previously undiscovered points of infestation of EWM. It is by removing these newly discovered infestation sites that the goal of stopping or greatly reducing the spread of EWM before it becomes established may be realized.
In January of 2013, the Tomahawk Lake Association Incorporated (TLA) of Oneida County made application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for a two-year cost-sharing AIS control grant. The primary problem that was addressed within the grant application was the control and reduction of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), and more specifically Eurasian Water Milfoil in the Tomahawk Lake watershed. The grant application closely followed the recommendations spelled out in the Tomahawk Lake Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (CLMP) approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 2009.
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Mapping of Purple Loosestrife
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Herbicide Concentration Monitoring
Train Volunteers to Monitor Lakes for Invasive Species