Watershed - Popple River (GB17)
Popple River Watershed

Details

The Popple River Watershed lies in central and southwestern Florence County and central Forest County. The watershed is approximately 148,000 acres in size and consists of 236 miles of streams and rivers, 1,758 acres of lakes and 35,875 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forests (71%) and wetlands (24%) and is ranked low for nonpoint source issues affecting streams and groundwater. The Popple River is a state wild and scenic river.

Date  1993

Ecological Landscapes for Popple River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Popple River Watershed is located primarily in the North Central Forest Ecological Landscape which 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
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
4/15/2015
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
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Brock Pond
Status
Complete

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


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

Town Of Goodman: Town Of Goodman Lake & Land Management Plan: The Town of Goodman proposes a project as the first step in the development of a comprehensive plan for land use for the Town of Goodman. It will be used as a pilot project that will be applied to similar lakes in Marinette County that have a low rate of second home development and that are located in areas that are very rural in nature. This project will collect and assess the types of social, physical and regulatory data that are available for the lakes and their watersheds. The project will identify deficiencies in data and make recommendations for additional data collection that will be the subject of future grant app,ications.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Pine River
Status
Complete

Northwoods Land Trust, Inc.: Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Popple River
Status
Complete

Florence County Lakes & Rivers Association: Pine/Popple Wild River Restoration: Florence County Lakes and Rivers Association will use this grant for two primary tasks. The first will be to develop a comprehensive GIS database for the entire Pine and Popple River Watersheds. This will be accomplished by hiring a consultant to gather and assemble existing GIS data layers and collection of new field data by agency personnel and FCLARA volunteers. A primary focus of the data collection and mapping is to provide information for coldwater species habitat improvement in the river mainstems and tributaries.

1. Assemble existing databases for the Pine/Popple watershed from Local, Regional, and State agencies for use in a Geographical Information System.
2. Collect locational data for impounded reaches and groundwater inflow areas of the Pine/Popple rivers and tributaries.
3. Monitor instream water temperature at numerous locations and assemble a database of temperatures along with location of measurements.

The second goal is to build organizational capacity of FCLARA and strengthen their efforts to restore the wild rivers ecosystems.
1. Develop an organizational strategic plan.
2. Obtain Federal 501(c)(3) recognition.
3. Train FCLARA volunteers in river data collection methods and techniques.
4. Education to raise public awareness about the organization and the river planning project.
5. Dissemination of information about cold-water fisheries to FCLARA members, local government and the general public.

Deliverables:
1. GIS databases on compact disk including the stream monitoring data collected by the project.
2. Completed application process to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status for FCLARA.
3. FCLARA strategic planning report.

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 local newspaper articles.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Monitoring & Projects

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

Grants and Management Projects
Popple River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
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
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, a milking center waste control system, and a feed storage runoff control system.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marinette County Manure Management Project
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system and a feed storage runoff control system to address the following NR 151 Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions: manure storage facilities-new/significant alterations, process wastewater handling, and remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Popple River WatershedWatershed History Note