Watershed - Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers (GB10)
Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed

Details

The Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed is situated in central Marinette and northeastern Oconto counties. The watershed includes 34 miles of the Peshtigo River and the Caldron Falls and High Falls reservoirs and the Johnson Falls and Sandstone flowages. All four of the hydropower dams on the flowages operate in a peaking mode. Soils in the watershed are primarily excessively drained, sandy soils on moraines, outwash plains and stream terraces. Failing septic systems may be a problem in some areas of this watershed.

Date  1993

Ecological Landscapes for Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Middle Pestigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed lies primarily in the Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape which occupies a relatively narrow, vertical band of land in northeast Wisconsin. This landscape formed in glacial outwash sand plains (some of them pitted), and has steep outcropping Precambrian bedrock knolls of basalt, rhyolite, or granite. Sandy ground moraines and end moraines are also interspersed in the landscape. Historically, extensive oak/jack pine barrens and jack pine forests were found in the outwash sand portions of this Ecological Landscape. Moraines supported forests of hardwoods, red pine, and white pine. Outwash plains often contained pitted depressions, resulting in numerous wetlands and kettle lakes. Most of this Ecological Landscape is still forested; aspen predominates, followed by northern hardwoods. Jack pine remains on the outwash plains along with northern pin oak. There are several important occurrences of jack pine/oak barren communities. A small percentage of this Ecological Landscape contains spruce-fir-cedar forest and lowland hardwood forest. The Brazeau Swamp is one of the best representations of large cedar swamp forests in northern Wisconsin.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Sandstone Flowage
Status
Complete

Sandstone Flowage Assn: Sandstone Flowage Ais Control: The Sandstone Flowage Association proposes to control Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and prevention measures on the Sandstone Flowage during the period of 2011-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Sandstone Flowage Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application dated July 25,2011.
The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys in accordance with DNR established protocal, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year's treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestation, conducting watercreft inspections and distributiing AIS literature. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online SWIMS database. A final report summarizing the 1-year project will be provided to DNR.
If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive paper and electroic pdf. copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submiissoion of grantee's final payment request. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will inocrporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Eagle Creek
Status
In_Progress

Eagle Creek River Mgt Org Inc: Eagle Creek Early Detection & Response Project: The Eagle Creek River Management Organization (ECRMO) proposes to control Eurasian Water-milfoil (EWM) in Eagle Creek by implementing control measures during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Eagle Creek River Management Organization Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 28, 2010. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM;; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an awareness & education program. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species 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. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand.


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
9/1/2005
Waters Involved
Crane Lake
Status
Complete

Pickerel/Crane Lake Prot & Rehab District: Acq-Pickerel/Crane Lake Property Acquisition: The Pickerel/Crane Lake P&R District has purchased a 46.7 acre parcel of land in the Town of Nashville, Forest County. The property includes 300 feet of frontage on Crane Lake, approximately 33 acres of wetland, an artesian spring, a pond and stream, and several acres of upland. The property will be managed in accordance with the Property Management Plan as outlined in the Land Management Plan attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-283) for this Lake Protection Grant.


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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Kentuck Lake
Status
Complete

Kentuck Lake P&R District: Lmi-Df-Kentuck Lake Plan Implementation: Water Quality & Ais: Kentuck Lake P&R District is sponsoring a lake protection grant to further assess water quality and manage AIS in Kentuck Lake, in Vilas County.

Project activities include: 1) In-lake water quality assessment; 2) Groundwater assessment; 3) Sediment core collection; 4) EWM and CLP monitoring and mapping; 5) Stakeholder participation planning meeting; 6) Purchase LDO probe; 7) Develop annual report and final report.

Project deliverables include: 1) In-lake, groundwater and sediment core data; 2) EWM and CLP data and mapping; 3) LDO probe; 4) Annual summary and final report.

Specific conditions for this project: Annual summary and final report need Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of annual summary, final report, all maps, data and GIS from project.


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
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Metonga Lake
Status
Complete

Sokaogon Chippewa Community: Zebra Mussel Df Study: This project will continue the study and assessment of the impacts of zebra mussels on Lake Metonga. Specially, water chemistry, phytoplankton, zooplankton, zebra mussels, crayfish, walleye and yellow perch will be studied. The objective of this study is to gain information about the changes within the ecosystem and possible management options.

Deliverables include:
1. An annual progress report
2. A Final report including results, any management recommendations that can be determined from the available data, scientific literature review, summary of methods, results and discussion. The report will include both summarized and raw data.
3. This report will be made public within the community and will be provided to the Department in both hard and electronic copies.


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
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
Pickerel Lake
Status
Complete

Pickerel/Crane Lake Prot & Rehab District: Res-Pickerell Lake Aeration System: The project will install an aeration system, monitor Dissolved Oxygen throughout the winter, and provide education on sources of nutrient loading into Pickerel Lake. The project will also include an education effort for safety of open water and sources of the problem which have lead to the need for lake aeration.

All required permits will be received prior to equipment installation.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include a final report describing project accomplishments.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper articles.


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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Kentuck Lake P&R District: Lmi-Df-Kentuck Lake Plan Implementation: Water Quality & Ais: Kentuck Lake P&R District is sponsoring a lake protection grant to further assess water quality and manage AIS in Kentuck Lake, in Vilas County.

Project activities include: 1) In-lake water quality assessment; 2) Groundwater assessment; 3) Sediment core collection; 4) EWM and CLP monitoring and mapping; 5) Stakeholder participation planning meeting; 6) Purchase LDO probe; 7) Develop annual report and final report.

Project deliverables include: 1) In-lake, groundwater and sediment core data; 2) EWM and CLP data and mapping; 3) LDO probe; 4) Annual summary and final report.

Specific conditions for this project: Annual summary and final report need Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of annual summary, final report, all maps, data and GIS from project.


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
4/20/1992
Waters Involved
Eagle Lake
Status
Complete

Marinette County Land Conservation Committee: Thunder, Eagle, Island Lakes Management Planning: 1) Water quality monitoring furing 1992-94 as specified in application. 2) Conduct macrophyte surveys on Island and Eagle lakes to determine if Eurasian Milfoil has invaded.3) Conduct macrophyte study on Thunder Lake to compare Eurasian water milfoil populations to 1991 DNR survey. 4) Produce underwater video showing underwater plant communities in lakes.5) Characterize sediment composition and evaluate suitability for Eurasian Milfoil. 6) Develop a nutrient budgets and identify areas where erosion is occuring on three lakes.7) Prepare a management plan for Thunder Lake and hold public meeting. 8) Disseminate information to the public by newletter, local newspaper, video program, poster display and public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
East Thunder Creek
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Mccaslin Lake Apm Plan Project: The McCaslin Lake District proposes to develop an APM Plan for their lake. The Plan will include the following deliverables.

1. Point Intercept survey of aquatic plants, 2. Create GIS Layer for aquatic plants, 3. Identify critical habitat areas for fish and wildlife, 4. Develop APM plan including early detection and response plan and education concerning AIS with a citizen participation process, 5. Assist with plan implementation, and 6. Develop final plan submitting one hard copy along with 2 CD copies to the Department for review and record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/13/1995
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Mccaslin Lake Management Planning: 1. Review resource information, past and present management programs and prepare a land use survey. 2. Analyze water quality and sediment conditions. 3. Complete an aquatic macrophyte and hydrographic survey. 4. Perform a watershed analysis and lakemodeling. 5. Develop a comprehensive lake and watershed management plan. 6. Identify needs and the perceived problems of lake district members. 7. Prepare a final report which include tasks 1 - 6 listed above. 8. The grantee will disseminateinformation to the public by entire report mailings, public meetings, local newspaper articles, a comprehensive management plan and a final report presentation. Project results will be reposited at the Land and Water Conservation Department and thepublic Libraries.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Mccaslin Lake Apm Plan Project: The McCaslin Lake District proposes to develop an APM Plan for their lake. The Plan will include the following deliverables.

1. Point Intercept survey of aquatic plants, 2. Create GIS Layer for aquatic plants, 3. Identify critical habitat areas for fish and wildlife, 4. Develop APM plan including early detection and response plan and education concerning AIS with a citizen participation process, 5. Assist with plan implementation, and 6. Develop final plan submitting one hard copy along with 2 CD copies to the Department for review and record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Peshtigo River
Status
Complete

Sandstone Flowage Assn: Sandstone Flowage Aquatic Plant Inventory: There is insufficient data to effectively manage the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. Therefore the project goals will be to survey and document aquatic plant distribution with sufficient detail to allow for future planning, management and tracking of the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. The consultant will also collect landowner and water user information to allow the Sandstone Flowage Association to help develop realistic goals and objectives for aquatic plant management and protecting important habitat. The scope of the project will include the following aspects:

a. Aquatic plants will be surveyed using the grid point intercept method recommended by the Department of Natural Resources. Depth and substrate type will be collected at each sample point along with GPS location of sampling points.
b. Composite maps will be produced to show nuisance aquatic plant locations and density as well as different plant communities.
c. The plan will assess possible causes for the relatively recent increases in plant related problems.
d. Recommended action steps to limit and/or reduce future aquatic plant related problems as well as protecting natural habitat will be developed.
e. Products and deliverables will include the data and final report. It will be made available on a CD, along with a hard copy and via email to the Association, public and Department of Natural Resources.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Sandstone Flowage
Status
Complete

Sandstone Flowage Assn: Sandstone Flowage Aquatic Plant Inventory: There is insufficient data to effectively manage the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. Therefore the project goals will be to survey and document aquatic plant distribution with sufficient detail to allow for future planning, management and tracking of the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. The consultant will also collect landowner and water user information to allow the Sandstone Flowage Association to help develop realistic goals and objectives for aquatic plant management and protecting important habitat. The scope of the project will include the following aspects:

a. Aquatic plants will be surveyed using the grid point intercept method recommended by the Department of Natural Resources. Depth and substrate type will be collected at each sample point along with GPS location of sampling points.
b. Composite maps will be produced to show nuisance aquatic plant locations and density as well as different plant communities.
c. The plan will assess possible causes for the relatively recent increases in plant related problems.
d. Recommended action steps to limit and/or reduce future aquatic plant related problems as well as protecting natural habitat will be developed.
e. Products and deliverables will include the data and final report. It will be made available on a CD, along with a hard copy and via email to the Association, public and Department of Natural Resources.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Thunder Lake
Status
Complete

Thunder Lake Club Ltd: Thunder Lake Aquatic Plant Mgnt Plan Development: The Thunder Lake Association will be updating and revise an initial lake plan done in 1994 along with an aquatic plant management plan to maintain native plant habitat as well as managing Eurasian milfoil in Thunder Lake. The long-term focus of the project is to protect the high quality of Thunder Lake and maintain water quality at Ecoregion values. The watershed land use condition will be evaluated and loading reduction strategies will be explored in order to assist with management programs.

The scope of the project will include as follows:

a. **9** Characterizing existing water quality conditions and doing a watershed analysis using the WILMS model and the development of a nutrient budget using model simulations for Thunder Lake.
b. **9** Review past plant surveys and conduct a new plant survey using the transect method as in the past survey.
c. **9** Conduct a shoreline survey which will include evaluating current buffer strips and evaluate specific approaches to improve shoreline buffer resulting in a shoreland restoration and protection program.
d. **9** Prepare a comprehensive lake management plan which will include an aquatic plant management plan emphasizing Eurasian milfoil control alternatives.
e. **9** Set up an information and education program regarding the project and results.
f. **9** Inventory and evaluate the adequacy of institutional programs affecting the Thunder Lake water quality.
g. **9** Products and deliverables will include 6 copies of the final report along with a CD and hard copy for the Department, 50 copies of a 4 page lake magazine and 50 copies of a lake poster. The Department should be supplied a copy of each.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Peshtigo River
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Sandstone Flowage Apm Planning Project: Marinette County proposes to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan project for the Association to use in managing Eurasian milfoil and other pland growth in the water body preventing riparian use. This grant project builds upon a previous grant project for Sandstone Flowage. The primary goals for this project is to finish developing, publishing and distributing a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan along with developing a prevention and early detection plan for aquatic invasive species. The scope will include as follows: 1. Gathering and analyzing information on the ecosystem and plant community, 2. Identification of Sandstone Flowage property owner problems and needs. 3. Evaluating alternatives for plant management on the water body to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan to be used for implementation by the Sandstone Flowage Association. 4. A plan for early detection of aquatic invasive species will be include will be included in the plant management plan. 5. Volunteers will be sought and trained to implement the Clean Boats Clean Waters Program on the water body. 6. Marinette County will continue to work with the Sandstone Flowage Association to implement the management plan.

Products and deliverables will include a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan. Two hard copies and two electronic copies on CD of all data and the plan will be distributed to the Wisconsin DNR and copies will be distributed to the Sandstone Flowage Association board members.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Sandstone Flowage
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Sandstone Flowage Apm Planning Project: Marinette County proposes to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan project for the Association to use in managing Eurasian milfoil and other pland growth in the water body preventing riparian use. This grant project builds upon a previous grant project for Sandstone Flowage. The primary goals for this project is to finish developing, publishing and distributing a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan along with developing a prevention and early detection plan for aquatic invasive species. The scope will include as follows: 1. Gathering and analyzing information on the ecosystem and plant community, 2. Identification of Sandstone Flowage property owner problems and needs. 3. Evaluating alternatives for plant management on the water body to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan to be used for implementation by the Sandstone Flowage Association. 4. A plan for early detection of aquatic invasive species will be include will be included in the plant management plan. 5. Volunteers will be sought and trained to implement the Clean Boats Clean Waters Program on the water body. 6. Marinette County will continue to work with the Sandstone Flowage Association to implement the management plan.

Products and deliverables will include a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan. Two hard copies and two electronic copies on CD of all data and the plan will be distributed to the Wisconsin DNR and copies will be distributed to the Sandstone Flowage Association board members.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Thunder Lake
Status
Complete

Thunder Lake Club Ltd: Thunder Lake Apm Planning Project: This project builds upon a previous large planning grant in order to strengthen an Aquatic Plant Management Plan currently written and developing a plan for early detection of invasive species and AIS response plan. The tasks will include the following:

1. Conducting an inventory of the aquatic plant community on Thunder using WDNR recommended survey methodology.
2. Identifying problems ad threats to aquatic ecosystem by invasive species along with developing realistic goals for management of Eurasian water milfoil(EWM).
3. Identify management objectives to restore native plant communities and target levels of EWM control.
4. Identify and analyze alternative actions for EWM control.
5. Develop an education plan for TIE Area Lakes Association and community members and develop a community outreach program to distribute AIS prevention information such as the initiating the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program on the lake and Eagle Lake while improving signage at access points.

Two electronic copies and one hard copy of all data and the final project report will be provided to the DNR. At least 4 hard copies of the project data and final report and maps will be provided to the TIE Area Lakes Association.
Marinette County LWCD will assist the TIE Lakes Association with implementation and update of the aquatic plant management program as needed.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2009
Waters Involved
South Branch Peshtigo River
Status
Complete

Northwoods Land Trust, Inc.: Forest County River Conservation Project: Northwood\2019s Land Trust, Inc. proposes to conduct a direct mail education campaign with all property owners on the priority river and stream segments in Forest County that were identified by the DNR Northern Rivers Initiative. An information packet will be provided highlighting voluntary conservation options those property owners can utilize to protect the priority stream corridors. Those options include conservation easements, land donation, land registry and conservation buyer programs. Individual on site property assessments and conservation planning will be conducted with any landowners who express interest.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Direct mail information packets describing voluntary conservation options private landowners can utilize to protect their properties. This information will include how the options can protect land while also providing income, estate and other tax benefits to landowners. The mailing will include all private property owners with at least 500 feet of natural shoreline on these priority river segments; 2) Conduct on-site follow-up contacts with interested landowners as generated by mailing and media publicity; 3) Encourage interested landowners to voluntarily enter into perpetual land protection agreements or utilize other land protection tools to protect their priority river/stream segments.

Project deliverables include: 1) Copies of color GIS maps of each of the towns with digitized parcel maps will be provided to illustrate the parcels/landowners identified within 500 + feet of existing natural shoreline frontage; 2) A generalized listing of Forest County landowner follow-up contacts by program type will be provided.

The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Spencer Creek
Status
Complete

Trout Unlimited-Wild River Chapter: Spencer Creek - Reconnecting Coldwater Habitat: Wild Rivers Trout Unlimited will be sponsoring a restoration project on Spencer Creek, Forest County, WI. The project will replace an undersized culvert that is restricting flow and, is creating sediment deposition upstream from the culvert and scouring downstream from the culvert. The perched culvert is also impeding fish passage. Replacement of this barrier will reconnect 5 miles of Spencer Creek to the Rat River system and 1.56 miles of Swan Creek.

Project goals: Restore the instream habitat and aquatic connectivity of Spencer Creek. Additional expected project accomplishments include: elimination of impounding conditions upstream from Flanner Road; restoration of natural stream velocities both up and downstream of the road crossing; restoration of trout and other aquatic organism movement throughout the entirety of Spencer Creek and in and out of the Rat River, allowing natural movements to complete life history stages, increase coldwater refuge areas during warm water periods in the Rat River and, increase genetic diversity among the trout population in the entire system; reconnecting 5 miles of Spencer Creek; reconnecting use of 1.56 miles of Swan Creek.

Project deliverables: A post construction report describing monitoring conducted to document changes in velocity, water depth, silt depth, substrate type, invertebrate abundance and a mark and recapture study to ensure that fish are moving through the newly installed culvert. Temp thermistors will also be deployed to document any changes in upstream water temperatures.

Specific conditions for this Project: The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


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
Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
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
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
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 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
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
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
 
Monitor Fish Community
Woods Lake Outlet fIBI
Date
Status
AU 11933, poor fIBI, Station 10016665
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Community
Murbou Creek fIBI
Date
Status
AU 11937, poor fIBI, Station 10041276
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Medicine Brook Temp
Date
Status
Prior to listing an additonal temperature station should be located either above or further below to better represent the conditions within this reach. AU: 11909; Station ID: (Need to find representative station.)
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
South Fork Thunder River Temp
Date
Status
The sample data set used for this assessment is not representative of the assessment unit. AU: 18284; Station ID: (A representative sampling location needs to be identified)
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Forbes Creek Temp
Date
Status
It is suggested that before this site is listed another year of continuous temp monitoring be conducted to verify representative data is being assessed against the criteria. AU: 11931; ID: 10041312
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Nine Key Element Plan
Middle Peshtigo-Thunder Rivers PWS Plan
Date
Status
Middle Peshtigo-Thunder Rivers PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Middle Peshtigo-Thunder Rivers Priority Watershed Project plan assesses the nonpoint sources of pollution in the Middle Peshtigo-Thunder Rivers Watershed and guides the implementation of pollution prevention and control measures during the next 10 years. These control measures are needed to maintain the excellent water quality in the watershed and to meet specific water resource objectives for the Middle Peshtigo-Thunder Rivers Watershed. The watershed is unique in that it has a protection approach rather than the traditional remediation focus.
8/1/1998
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Implementation
Eagle Creek and Joos Valley Creek
Date
Status
Eagle Creek and Joos Valley Creek Sediment TMDL Implementation.
9/4/2011
In Progress
 
Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers WatershedWatershed History Note

The Thunder River Rearing Station was built as a facility to raise trout. Thunder River Hatchery is very connected to the community as part of its rural history. The hatchery was built around 1938-1945 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) using log structures, hand-placed riprap on the river and flowing water from the river to raise the fish - no pumps or wells. The earthen ponds were constructed in 1958. Brook, brown and rainbow trout have all been raised at the rearing station, however, it has been found that the cold water from the Thunder River is more suited for raising brown trout. The rearing station does not hatch eggs. All fish raised at the station are brought in from the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery. Thunder River rearing station annual produces around 300,000 fingerling brown trout and yearling Coho salmon for Lake Michigan. When it is time for stocking, the fish are loaded into tank trucks and stocked into Green Bay and Lake Michigan

Date  2010