Watershed - Little Peshtigo River (GB08)
Little Peshtigo River Watershed

Details

The North Branch of Beaver Creek is an 11.86 mile long tributary to the Peshtigo River located within the Little Peshtigo River watershed in southern Marinette County. The North Branch Beaver Creek sub-watershed is 20.8 square miles in size and supports mainly cool to cold water streams. The North Branch Beaver Creek is an excellent brown and brook trout stream with hard, clear, and slightly alkaline water conducive to high productivity.

Walker Creek, and a smaller unnamed headwater stream, comprise the surrounding waters capable of supporting trout and mottled sculpin. These waters are designated Outstanding Resource Waters (see Outstanding Waters, NR 102 Wisconsin Adm. Code). No waterways are currently known to be impaired in the subwatershed. Currently, there are no permitted wastewater dischargers in the area; however, one concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) is located just north of, and outside of, the watershed boundary.

Land use in the North Branch Beaver Creek sub-watershed is primarily forested wetlands with some agricultural production along the southern and northern borders of the watershed. The land use along the creek’s riparian corridor is largely conifer wetlands comprised of white cedar. Like most of southern Marinette County, historical logging practices followed by fire and subsequent agricultural development have led to what are called “legacy impacts” on area streams. These include susceptibility to erosion, hydrologic modification, and an elevated level of turbidity compared to what may have existed prior to human induced landscape change. Conservation work to protect the stream dates back to the 1950’s when the first project to fence the stream (to reduce streambank erosion from trampling banks by livestock) occurred. Since that time, the state has acquired significant land ownership within the watershed, which has reduced degradation of stream quality due to land uses in stream corridors. The headwaters of the North Branch of Beaver Creek are of special importance. Williston Springs, the origin of Beaver Creek, is joined downstream by a series of spring seeps along the banks of the river to form the headwaters.

The village of Coleman operates a wastewater treatment plant which discharges to the Little Peshtigo River. Friday Canning discharges can cooling water and boiler blowdown to an unnamed tributary to the Little Peshtigo River. Four dams have been constructed in this watershed.

In 2018 a targeted watershed approach plan was published. For more information go to the TWA Project online.

Date  2018

Ecological Landscapes for Little Peshtigo River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Little Pestigo River Watershed is located primarily within the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape which is located in northeastern Wisconsin, and includes Green Bay and the northern part of the Door Peninsula. Its landforms consist of the Niagara escarpment, a prominent dolomite outcropping along the east side of Green Bay, a lacustrine plain along the west side of Green Bay, and ground moraine elsewhere. Low sand dunes and beach ridges that support Great Lakes endemics and many other rare species are found along the Great Lakes shoreline. The influence of Lake Michigan moderates extreme temperatures. Soils are very diverse; in some areas, lacustrine sands are found overlying clays or bedrock within only a few feet of the surface. In the Door Peninsula, soils are typically stony loamy sands to loams. Poorly drained sands are common in the lake plain or in depressions between dunes and beach ridges. On the western side of Green Bay, the ground moraine is composed mostly of moderately well drained, rocky sandy loams, interspersed with lacustrine sands and clays, and peat and muck also common. Historic vegetation included maple-basswood-beech forest, hemlock-hardwood forest, northern white cedar swamp, hardwood-conifer swamp, wet meadows, and coastal marshes. Conifer dominated upland forests that resemble the boreal forest were present along Lake Michigan; they contain a significant component of white spruce and balsam fir. Cliffs, sinkholes, and dolomite ledges are associated with the Niagara Escarpment. Current vegetation consists of more than 60% non-forested land, most of which is in agricultural crops, with smaller amounts of grassland, wetland, shrubland, and urbanized areas. Forested lands are dominated by maple-basswood, with smaller amounts of lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and lowland conifers. High quality areas of exposed alkaline bedrock beach occur on the northern Door Peninsula, providing habitat for many rare plants. Several islands lie off the Door Peninsula and these also provide critical habitat for rare species and colonially nesting birds.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2019
Waters Involved
White Potato Lake
Status
Complete

White Potato Lake Sportsman Club: White Potato Lake Ewm Emergency Response: The White Potato Lake Sportsman\2019s Club proposes to control Eurasian Watermilfoil in White Potato Lake by implementing surveying and control measures during the period 2019-2020. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the White Potato Lake Sportsman\2019s Club\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Emergency Response Grant application, dated May 1, 2019.

The project includes conducting early season Aquatic Invasive Species surveys (AIS), biomass late summer surveys, and one point intercept survey, using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf. Additionally, Eurasian Watermilfoil will be controlled using DASH (diver assisted suction harvesting) and/or hand pulling. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 2-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Water Resource Management Specialist with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic. pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/19/1996
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Res - Bass Lake Restoration Alum Treatment: Marinette County proposes to treat Bass Lake with alum to reduce the effects of sediment phosophorus in the lake. Project activities include treating all waters of Bass Lake in excess of 3 feet deep and conducting pre and post treatment water quality monitoring.

AMENDMENT #1: Marinette County proposes a "5 fold" increase the Alum dose in Bass Lake to provide long term control of P release from enriched sediments.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Binder Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Bonita Creek
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bullfrog Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Caldron Falls Reservoir*
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Chain Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Crab Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Forbes Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hickey Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hidden Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lackawanna Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lake John
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lincoln Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Little Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Little Pickerel Lake
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Lmi - Little Pickerel Aeration Implementation Project: The Pickerel Chain Association proposes to install an aerator in Little Pickerel Lake. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Lake\2019s Protection Grant application, dated February 1, 2017.

This grant will fund the installation of an aeration system in Little Pickerel Lake. The aeration system will be installed in 2017 using PCLA members and assisted by the Oconto County WDNR fisheries staff for placing the airline and diffusers. Providing electric power and completing the on-shore preparation work to house the system compressors will occur in late summer/fall. Placement of the system airlines and diffusers into the lake will occur in the fall of 2017. Signing at all public access points to all three lakes of the chain will be placed prior to the ground freezing and the lake forming an ice cover. Open water safety fencing will be installed using the same type fencing system used on Pickerel Lake and will be placed by PCLA members once safe ice for foot travel is present.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Acq-Mccaslin Lake Land Acquisition-Hansen (Parcel A) Property: The Mc Caslin Lake Rehabilitation District will acquire 25.88 acres of lowland, including water frontage and wetlands, on Mc Caslin Lake for lake protection purposes. Long term management goals for this property include preserving it as a quiet natural conservancy area used for passive outdoor recreation and enjoyment. No major development plans are included.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/1/1998
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Acq-Mccaslin Lake District Hansen Ii Acq.: The McCaslin Lake District will acquire an additional 38.50 acres of land near McCaslin Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Miriam Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Moody Lake
Status
Complete

Moody Lake Area Association: Lmi-Moody Lake Aeration Project: Based on an LPL grant awarded to Moody Lake Area Assn, aeration design, cost and installation was analysed and approved by the department. This project will provide aeration of the lake to increase oxygen during times when levels become critically low.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Munger Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
North Branch Oconto River
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Pickerel Creek
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Lmi - Little Pickerel Aeration Implementation Project: The Pickerel Chain Association proposes to install an aerator in Little Pickerel Lake. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Lake\2019s Protection Grant application, dated February 1, 2017.

This grant will fund the installation of an aeration system in Little Pickerel Lake. The aeration system will be installed in 2017 using PCLA members and assisted by the Oconto County WDNR fisheries staff for placing the airline and diffusers. Providing electric power and completing the on-shore preparation work to house the system compressors will occur in late summer/fall. Placement of the system airlines and diffusers into the lake will occur in the fall of 2017. Signing at all public access points to all three lakes of the chain will be placed prior to the ground freezing and the lake forming an ice cover. Open water safety fencing will be installed using the same type fencing system used on Pickerel Lake and will be placed by PCLA members once safe ice for foot travel is present.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Pine Ridge Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sellin Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sullivan Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring - Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring -Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Waubee Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Bass Creek
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Bass Lake Alum Treatment Evaluation: Marinette County is sponsoring a project to evaluate the effect of watershed nutrient controls and the 1999 alum treatment, during the time span of Feb. 2018 \2013 Dec. 2020. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Marinette County\2019s Grant application dated December 5, 2017.

The project consists of: Conducting continuous flow monitoring on the Bass Lake inlet for use in watershed nutrient load estimates and lake nutrient budgeting, monitoring phosphorus concentrations in the Bass Lake inlet, calculating external phosphorus loading to Bass Lake, conducting a nutrient budget for Bass lake, conducting lake response modeling, and collecting sediment cores from Bass Lake to be analyzed for physical properties, aluminum, concentration, bound and soluble phosphorus, and measure soluble reactive phosphorus release rates.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Bass Lake Alum Treatment Evaluation: Marinette County is sponsoring a project to evaluate the effect of watershed nutrient controls and the 1999 alum treatment, during the time span of Feb. 2018 \2013 Dec. 2020. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Marinette County\2019s Grant application dated December 5, 2017.

The project consists of: Conducting continuous flow monitoring on the Bass Lake inlet for use in watershed nutrient load estimates and lake nutrient budgeting, monitoring phosphorus concentrations in the Bass Lake inlet, calculating external phosphorus loading to Bass Lake, conducting a nutrient budget for Bass lake, conducting lake response modeling, and collecting sediment cores from Bass Lake to be analyzed for physical properties, aluminum, concentration, bound and soluble phosphorus, and measure soluble reactive phosphorus release rates.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
White Potato Lake
Status
Complete

White Potato Lake Sportsman Club: White Potato Lake Management Plan: The White Potato Lake Sportsman's Club purposes to develop lake management goals and objectives for White Potato Lake. It also will develop a baseline understanding of existing water quality, lake morphology, bottom sediment characteristics, fishery, aquatic vegetation and watershed management issues. It will map bottom sediment accumulations and determine their source, and identify and prioritize alternative lake management strategies.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
White Potato Lake
Status
Complete

White Potato Lake Sportsman Club: White Potato Lake Management Plan Ph 1: The White Potato Lake Sportsmen's Clube proposes to conduct Phase 1 of a lake planning grant which will include several actions leading up to completion of a lake management plan including, citizen participation process, Watershed Assessment, Water Quality assessment, fisheries data analysis and integration , Zebra mussel monitoring, and shoreline assessment. The deliverable will be the \201CLake Management Plan \201Ccomponents listed above. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the Department Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The Department shall receive both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of the grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
White Potato Lake
Status
Complete

White Potato Lake Sportsman Club: White Potato Lake Planning Project Ph 2: The White Potato Lake Sportsmen's Club proposes to conduct Phase 2 of a lake planning grant which will include several actions leading up to completion of a lake management plan including CLP survey, PI survey, Planning Committee mtgs, data analysis, report preparation and final citizen participation process. The deliverable will be the completed \201CLake Management Plan \201Cincluding all project components from phase 1 and 2. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the Department Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The Department shall receive both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of the grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/4/1999
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Bass Lake Restoration Project: bass lake restoration project


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2004
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Fendryk Manure Runoff Project: to costshare at 70% Fendryk BMPs


Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Little Peshtigo River Watershed

Priorities

1/9/2018
Practice and follow all forestry best management practices in the watershed.
1/9/2018
Proper site planning for new homes to avoid erodible slopes, steep slopes, and springs.
1/9/2018
Enhance fishing opportunities through maintenance of sand traps in the lower portion of the watershed, limit alder brush clearing, and initiate trout habitat projects to maintain high quality fishing opportunities and access.
1/9/2018
Ensure proper evaluation of high capacity wells in order to make certain that siting does not impact springs or small tributaries that contribute base flow to Walker and N.B Beaver Creeks.
1/9/2018
Continue education for AIS spread prevention at popular fishing access locations.
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Promote BMPs in Watershed
Date
Status
Promote the use of forestry best management practices in the watershed.
1/9/2018
Proposed
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marinette County Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a barnyard runoff control system; and a waste transfer system.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marinette County Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a barnyard runoff control system; and roofing.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marinette County Manure Storage
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a barnyard runoff control system; and roofing.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marinette County Manure Management Project
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system and a feed storage runoff control system to address the following NR 151 Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions: manure storage facilities-new/significant alterations, process wastewater handling, and remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marinette County Manure Management Project
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system, a milking center waste control system, and a feed storage runoff control system.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Oconto County Manure Storage Project
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: installation of manure management systems to enable the farm operation to meet the respective agricultural performance standards and prohibitions established in NR 151 relating to manure storage facilities-new/significant alterations, manure storage facilities-closure, and process wastewater handling.
1/1/2014
Cancelled
Projects
Documents
 
Information and Education
Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention
Date
Status
Educate interested watershed partners on aquatic invasive species prevention, especially at popular fishing access locations.
1/9/2018
Proposed
 
Monitor and/or Protect Groundwater, Sourcewater
Evaluate High Capacity Wells
Date
Status
Ensure proper evaluation of high capacity wells so as to not impact springs or small tributaries that contribute base flow to Walker and North Branch Beaver Creek.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
North Branch Beaver Creek DS 21st Road GB08 Nat Com Change
Date
Status
Natural communities in this subwatershed at North Branch Beaver Creek DS 21st Road should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
Walker Creek DS 33rd Rd GB08 Nat Comm Change
Date
Status
Natural communities near stream stations in this subwatershed at Walker Creek Downstream 33rd Road should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
North Branch Beaver Creek GB08 Natural Community Change
Date
Status
Natural communities in this subwatershed at UNT to North Branch Beaver Creek US Confluence North Branch Beaver Creek should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
N Branch Beaver Creek GB08 Natural Community Change
Date
Status
Natural community at North Branch Beaver Creek US CTH P stream stations in this subwatershed should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
North Branch Beaver Creek GB08 Nat Com Change
Date
Status
Natural communities in this subwatershed at North Branch Beaver Creek Downstream 25th Road should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
North Branch Beaver Creek GB08 Natural Community Change
Date
Status
Natural communities in this subwatershed at North Branch Beaver Creek Public Access Land 37th Road should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
Walker Creek DS 37th Road GB08 Nat Comm Change
Date
Status
Natural communities near stream stations in this subwatershed at Walker Creek DS 37th Road should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Natural Community Review or Change
N Branch Beaver Creek GB08 Natural Community Change
Date
Status
Natural community at North Branch Beaver Creek US Walker Creek Confluence stream stations in this subwatershed should be changed from the modeled natural communities to a coldwater community.
1/9/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Protect Riparian or Shorelands
Maintain/enhance Fishing Opportunities
Date
Status
Maintain sand traps in the lower portion of the watershed and limit alder brush clearer to enhance fishing opportunities.
1/9/2018
Proposed
 
Little Peshtigo River WatershedWater Plans and Partnerships

Watershed - Little Peshtigo River (GB08)

Date  2018

Watershed History Note

The communities of Coleman and Pound are located in the Little Peshtigo River watershed. The villages were named after Thaddeus Coleman Pound, a Wisconsin state politician who was the grandfather of the poet, Ezra Pound. Between 1870 until the turn of the century, four distinct settlements made up the village: to the north were the Scandinavian people, to the South, in and around Coleman, were the French, east of Pound was a well known German settlement, and later the Polish people settled in the West. Among these, there were many families that came from New York, who were affectionately referred to as "The Down-Easters." Most of these people migrated to this area after the famous Peshtigo Fire of 1871. This was the beginning of a new town. In those early days, life was extremely hard. Several days were set aside for a shopping trip to nearby stores in Peshtigo or Marinette. Some of these trips were made by foot, others by horse and buggy. In 1882, the dreams of the Coleman area settlers were answered when a new railroad track was laid between Coleman and Pound. The tracks brought settlers closer to markets in other cities and provided a shorter route for lumber to travel. In 1884 the rails extended from Coleman and Pound and eventually to Crivitz and Marinette, which brought in more goods and more settlers. In 1903 the Village of Coleman was incorporated, with 562 residents living in a one square mile radius.

Date  2010