NORTH LAKELAND DISCOVERY CENTER: Manitowish Chain of Lakes Management Planning, Ph 3a


North Lakeland Discovery Center is sponsoring an AEPP grant to study Wild Rice Lake, Alder Lake and the Trout River, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Wild Rice Lake, Alder Lake and the Trout River, conducting AIS education and monitoring, and performing early-season AIS monitoring surveys. Project activities include: 1) Planning committee meetings; 2) Water quality sampling and analysis; 3) Shoreline assessment and early-season AIS surveys; 4) Professional Dreissena monitoring; 5) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, community mapping, substrate mapping); 6) Data analysis; 7) Hire AIS Coordinator and Water Education Intern; 8) Volunteer watercraft inspections and AIS monitoring; 9) CLP hand-pulling and PL bio-control program; 10) AIS educational activities; 11) Develop Lake Management Plan. Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, PI and shoreland data; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps and aquatic plant vouchers; 3) Entered inspection and AIS monitoring data into SWIMS; 4) Hired staff; 5) AIS educational products and events; 6) LMP. Specific conditions for this project: 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, data from PI, shoreland assessment, and water quality sampling, all maps from project, all GIS data, and aquatic plant vouchers.

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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
Grant Awarded
Lake Management Plan Development
Information and Education
Informational Meetings
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Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
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Project Deliverable
Final Report
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Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment or Inventory