SAWYER COUNTY: Lake Hayward Hybrid Milfoil Control Project


Sawyer County is sponsoring a two-year Response project to Hybrid Eurasian water milfoil on Hayward Lake to conduct the following activities: herbicide treatment, herbicide residual monitoring, aquatic plant surveys, AIS monitoring, and aquatic plant management plan development. Project deliverables include project data, a project report summarizing information/education, monitoring, & management activities, and a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan. Specific project activities include: 1) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Herbicide residual monitoring; 3) Herbicide treatment; 4) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 5) Aquatic plant management plan development. Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Grant monies may not be used for control of established curly-leaf pondweed; 4) AIS monitoring volunteers shall be trained and follow Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.

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Lake Hayward Property Owners Association was founded for the sole purpose to preserve and protect Lake Hayward and its surroundings relating to the control of nuisance plants, protection of desirable vegetation, and to enhance the water quality; from the State Highway 77 Bridge to the Xcel Energy Dam. This plan was approved by the Lake Hayward Property Owners Association in December 2014.
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