Watershed - Otter Creek and Rat River (GB12)
Otter Creek and Rat River Watershed

Details

The Otter Creek and Rat River Watershed lies in southern and central Forest County with a small portion crossing into east-central Marinette County. The watershed is approximately 90,565 acres in size and consists of 140 miles of strreams and rivers, 2,907 acres of lakes and 15,034 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forests (76%) and is ranked low for nonpoint source issues affecting streams and groundwater. Point source dischargers to surface waters in this watershed include Laona Sanitary District No. 1.

Date  1993

Ecological Landscapes for Otter Creek and Rat River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The North Central Forest Ecological Landscape occupies much of the northern third of Wisconsin. Its landforms are characterized by end and ground moraines with some pitted outwash and bedrock controlled areas. Kettle depressions and steep ridges are found in the northern portion. Two prominent areas in this Ecological Landscape are the Penokee-Gogebic Iron Range in the north extending into Michigan, and Timm's Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin (1,951 feet) in the south. Soils consist of sandy loam, sand, and silts. The vegetation is mainly forest, with many wetlands and some agriculture, though the growing season is not as favorable as it is in southern Wisconsin. Lake Superior greatly influences the northern portion of the Ecological Landscape especially during the winter season, producing greater snowfall than in most areas in Wisconsin. The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch. There were some smaller areas of white and red pine forest scattered throughout the Ecological Landscape, and individual white pines trees were a component of the hemlock-hardwood forest. Harvesting hemlock to support the tanneries was common at the turn of the century, and the species soon became a minor component of forests due to over-harvesting and lack of regeneration. Currently, forests cover approximately 80% of this Ecological Landscape. The northern hardwood forest is dominant, made up of sugar maple, basswood, and red maple, and also including some scattered hemlock and white pine pockets within stands. The aspen-birch forest type group is also relatively abundant, followed by spruce-fir. A variety of wetland community types also are present, both forested and non-forested.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Forest County Silver Lake Assoc: Silver Lake Ewm Edr Project - Phase 1: Forest County Silver Lake Association is sponsoring an AIRR project which will focus on surveying and mapping Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) and managing up to 11 acres of EWM in Silver Lake.

Project activities include: 1) Conduct pre/post treatment and peak-biomass surveys; 2) Control EWM by chemical treatments and hand removal efforts; 3) Develop letter reports.

Project deliverables include: 1) Aquatic plant survey data and maps; 2) Annual letter report describing the findings of the pre/post treatment and peak-biomass surveys and guidance for continued control actions.

Specific conditions for this project: Annual letter report needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of letter reports, all maps, and all aquatic plant and GIS data.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
1/1/2013
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Forest County Silver Lake Assoc: Silver Lake Ewm Project - Phase 2: Forest County Silver Lake Association is sponsoring an AIRR grant to be completed by June 30, 2014. The project will focus on surveying and mapping EWM and managing up to 11 acres of EWM in Silver Lake.

Project activities include: 1) Conduct pre/post treatment and peak-biomass surveys; 2) Control EWM by chemical treatments and hand removal efforts; 3) Develop letter reports

Project deliverables include: 1) Aquatic plant survey data and maps; 2) Annual letter report describing the findings of the pre/post treatment and peak-biomass surveys and guidance for continued control actions

Specific conditions for this project: Annual letter report needs Department review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of letter reports, all maps, and all aquatic plant and GIS data.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Forest County Silver Lake Assoc: Silver Lake Management Planning Project: The Forest County Silver Lake Association will conduct work to complete a Lake Management Plan in response to managing Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). The study components will provide the baseline data to access the lake ecosystem condition, while the stakeholder participation will shed light on the expectation and needs of lake users. This will allow for development of a long-term and implementable plan for Silver Lake.

The project includes the following goals: 1) Involve local stakeholders in the planning process; 2) Conduct spring EWM check (2014); 3) Conduct EWM peak biomass survey (2014); 4) Conduct point -intercept plant survey (2014); 5) Complete native and non-native community mapping; 6) Complete a shoreline and course woody habitat assessment; 7) Complete a watershed assessment; 8) Conduct lake water quality monitoring/evaluation; 9) Compile fisheries data information; 10) Development of a lake management plan (including EWM control options).

Project deliverables: A final report including methodologies and results of the tasks listed above. Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations should be presented along with continued public education issues. Recommendations for remedial actions and further study options should be included specifically for Silver Lake and its drainage basin.

Specific conditions for this Project: WDNR review of the draft Lake Management Plan; WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Preservation Association: Silver Lake Ais Monitoring 2017 - 2018: Silver Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a project focusing on EWM surveying, monitoring and mapping, and an updated PI survey in Silver Lake, Forest County.

Project activities include: 1) Conduct annual early-season AIS and peak-biomass surveys; 2) Conduct annual hand removal coordination and sub-PI sampling; 3) Conduct volunteer AIS surveillance monitoring; 4) Conduct whole lake PI survey; 5) Develop annual maps and summary reports.

Project deliverables include: 1) EWM and PI survey data and maps; 2) Annual reports describing the findings of the early-spring survey, peak-biomass survey, hand-pulling efforts, PI survey results, and guidance for continued control actions.

Specific conditions for this project: Annual reports need Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of annual reports, all maps, and all aquatic plant and GIS data.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Preservation Association: Silver Lake Preservation Association 2017 Cbcw: Silver Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on SILVER LAKE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Preservation Association: Silver Lake Preservation Association 2018 Cbcw: Silver Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2018 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on SILVER LAKE.


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
9/1/2005
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
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
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
9/1/2001
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
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Preservation Association: Hlk-Silver Lake Healthy Lakes Grant: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
4/15/2015
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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Armstrong Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Armstrong Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Bear Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Bear Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Year 1, Grant 1: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Year 1, Phase 1 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Year 1, Grant 2: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Year 1 Grant 2 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish monitoring; 6) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 7) Historic records survey; 8) Purchase Hach HQ30d meter; 9) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and PI data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) Hach meter; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling PI, and crayfish monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Proposed

Town Of Blackwell: Year 1, Grant 1: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Year 1, Phase 1 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Proposed

Town Of Blackwell: Year 1, Grant 2: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Year 1 Grant 2 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish monitoring; 6) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 7) Historic records survey; 8) Purchase Hach HQ30d meter; 9) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and PI data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) Hach meter; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling PI, and crayfish monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 3: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. (Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle.) Phases 3 and 4 are being funded in August 2010. Phases 1 and 2 covered year 1 costs, while phases 3 and 4 cover year 2 project costs. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 3 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 4: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased lake planning project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, and phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010. Phases 1 and 2 covered year 1 costs, while phases 3 and 4 cover year 2 project costs. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 4 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish monitoring; 6) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 7) Historic records survey; 8) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and PI data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling PI, and crayfish monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Proposed

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 3: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. (Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle.) Phases 3 and 4 are being funded in August 2010. Phases 1 and 2 covered year 1 costs, while phases 3 and 4 cover year 2 project costs. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 3 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Proposed

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 4: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased lake planning project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, and phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010. Phases 1 and 2 covered year 1 costs, while phases 3 and 4 cover year 2 project costs. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 4 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and Education activities \2013 two planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish monitoring; 6) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 7) Historic records survey; 8) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and PI data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling PI, and crayfish monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
In_Progress

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Big Cub Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Big Cub Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Camp Six Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Camp Six Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Catwillow Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Catwillow Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Coldwater Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Coldwater Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Goose Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Goose Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Ground Hemlock Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Halley Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Halley Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Indian Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Kazmier Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Kazmier Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Kokots Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Kokots Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Lily Pad Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Little Cub Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Little Cub Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Michigan Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Michigan Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Otter Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Peshtigo River
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Peshtigo River
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Rat River
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Rat River
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Revolver Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Revolver Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Rock Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Rock Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Shabodock Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Shabodock Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Shabodock Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Shabodock Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Spencer Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Spencer Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Stoney Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Stoney Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake Forest County, Phase 6: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring a phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 6 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring; 6) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Water chemistry, algae, crayfish, and aquatic plant data; 2) Hydrologic and Phosphorous budget; 3) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality, algae sampling, and crayfish and aquatic plant monitoring, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Blackwell: Algal & Water Quality Assessment & Aquatic Plant Survey For Bear Lake, Forest Co., Phase 5: The Town of Blackwell is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grant project to study Bear Lake, in Forest County. Phases 1 and 2 were funded during the February 2010 grant cycle, phases 3 and 4 were funded in August 2010, and Phases 5 and 6 were funded in February 2011. Project partners include the US Forest Service and UW-Stevens Point. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Bear Lake.

Phase 5 project activities include: 1) Algal assessment; 2) Information and education activities and planning meetings; 3) Water quality sampling and analysis; 4) Develop hydrologic and phosphorous budget; 5) Develop LMP.

Project deliverables include: Water chemistry and algae data.

Specific project conditions: LMP needs Dept review and approval.

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, data from water quality and algae sampling, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


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

Town Of Lincoln: Town Of Lincoln - Forest Co. Waterr Quality & Land Use Plan: The Town of Lincoln is undertaking a town-wide land use and water quality planning initiative. The Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan to be developed will consist of two components (a Poster Plan and a Resource Document) intended to guide Town growth and establish future ordinances and regualtions to properly manage land use and water quality within the Town.

Project deliverables include a Land Use and Water Quality Management Poster Plan, a Land Use and Water Qualtiy Management Plan Resource Document, and Maps.

A copy of the plan and maps will be provided to the Department along with an electronic copy of the plan.


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
4/15/2018
Waters Involved
Colburn Creek
Status
Complete

Trout Unlimited-Wild River Chapter: Colburn Creek - Reconnectin Coldwater Habitat: Wild Rivers Trout Unlimited is sponsoring a restoration project on Colburn Creek, Forest County, WI. An undersized and failing double culvert system at Kufner Road will be replaced as part of this project. The existing culverts are constricting the natural river width and are too small to pass normal flows, resulting in negative river impacts at the road and both up and downstream from the road crossing. The crossing is a barrier to the movement of trout, and other aquatic organisms.

Project goals: Restore the instream habitat and aquatic connectivity of Colburn Creek by: 1) eliminating significant braiding due to impounding conditions upstream from Kufner Road ; 2) restore natural stream velocities up and downstream of the road crossing; 3) restore trout and other aquatic organism movement throughout the entirety of Colburn Creek, its tributaries and reconnect movement by fish and other aquatic organisms in and out of the Rat River by: reconnecting .673 miles of Colburn Creek; reconnecting 1.15 miles of Mexico Creek, 1.21 miles of Kufner Creek, and 1.22 miles of Johnson Creek, all tributaries to Colburn; these reconnections will allow movement in and out of the Rat River allowing brook trout and other organisms 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.

Project deliverables: Pre-and post-construction monitoring to document changes in current velocity, water depth, silt depth, and substrate type after the new road crossing is constructed. Success will be documented by measuring these changes and measuring how the post activity changes align with conditions in the natural river channel, at a reference reach beyond the influence of the road crossing.

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.


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2018
Waters Involved
Colburn Creek
Status
In_Progress

Trout Unlimited-Wild River Chapter: Colburn Creek - Reconnectin Coldwater Habitat: Wild Rivers Trout Unlimited is sponsoring a restoration project on Colburn Creek, Forest County, WI. An undersized and failing double culvert system at Kufner Road will be replaced as part of this project. The existing culverts are constricting the natural river width and are too small to pass normal flows, resulting in negative river impacts at the road and both up and downstream from the road crossing. The crossing is a barrier to the movement of trout, and other aquatic organisms.

Project goals: Restore the instream habitat and aquatic connectivity of Colburn Creek by: 1) eliminating significant braiding due to impounding conditions upstream from Kufner Road ; 2) restore natural stream velocities up and downstream of the road crossing; 3) restore trout and other aquatic organism movement throughout the entirety of Colburn Creek, its tributaries and reconnect movement by fish and other aquatic organisms in and out of the Rat River by: reconnecting .673 miles of Colburn Creek; reconnecting 1.15 miles of Mexico Creek, 1.21 miles of Kufner Creek, and 1.22 miles of Johnson Creek, all tributaries to Colburn; these reconnections will allow movement in and out of the Rat River allowing brook trout and other organisms 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.

Project deliverables: Pre-and post-construction monitoring to document changes in current velocity, water depth, silt depth, and substrate type after the new road crossing is constructed. Success will be documented by measuring these changes and measuring how the post activity changes align with conditions in the natural river channel, at a reference reach beyond the influence of the road crossing.

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.


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
Otter Creek and Rat River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
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 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
 
Comprehensive Planning Studies
 
Date
Status
34939335
4/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Comprehensive Planning Studies
 
Date
Status
34939340
4/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Fisheries Trout Stream Habitat Maintenance and Development
Colburn Creek - Reconnecting Coldwater Habitat
Date
Status
Wild Rivers Trout Unlimited is sponsoring a restoration project on Colburn Creek, Forest County, WI. An undersized and failing double culvert system at Kufner Road will be replaced as part of this project. The existing culverts are constricting the natural river width and are too small to pass normal flows, resulting in negative river impacts at the road and both up and downstream from the road crossing. The crossing is a barrier to the movement of trout, and other aquatic organisms. Project goals: Restore the instream habitat and aquatic connectivity of Colburn Creek by: 1) eliminating significant braiding due to impounding conditions upstream from Kufner Road ; 2) restore natural stream velocities up and downstream of the road crossing; 3) restore trout and other aquatic organism movement throughout the entirety of Colburn Creek, its tributaries and reconnect movement by fish and other aquatic organisms in and out of the Rat River by: reconnecting .673 miles of Colburn Creek; reconnecting 1.15 miles of Mexico Creek, 1.21 miles of Kufner Creek, and 1.22 miles of Johnson Creek, all tributaries to Colburn; these reconnections will allow movement in and out of the Rat River allowing brook trout and other organisms 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.
4/15/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
4/1/2011
In Progress
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
34939335
4/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
34939340
4/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Lakes Planning Grant
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Invasive Species
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Nutrient Budget Development
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Nutrient Budget Development
 
Date
Status
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Otter Creek and Rat River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Town of Laona in Forest County is located within the Otter Creek and Rat River Watershed. In the late 1800s, William Duncan Connor hiked through the area and examined the fine stands of hardwood timber. He purchased 100,000 acres of timber land in Forest County, founding the Connor Lumber and Land Company. During this period the Chicago Northwestern Railroad moved northward into the Laona area. The initial logging of the area occurred between 1900 and 1910. The Connor Lumber and Land Company built its first sawmill in 1901, logging camps were opened and roads were built. Laona began to thrive as railroads steamed their way into northern Wisconsin, and Laona's economy became largely dependent upon the timber industry. An authentic 1916 Vulcan steam engine, actually used by the Connor Lumber and Land Company during early logging operations, is now used to pull the vintage passenger train at the Camp Five Lumberjack Museum.

Date  2011