Watershed - Wolf Creek (SC09)
Wolf Creek Watershed

Details

The Wolf Creek Watershed lies in west central Polk County and contains a large portion of land adjacent to the St. Croix River that is lacking in any substantial surficial drainage pattern due to the high permeability of the glacial outwash and the drainage to kettle lakes. The watershed is approximately 70,515 acres in size and contains 85 miles of streams and rivers, 1439 acres of lakes and 4,111 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by grasslands (36%), forest (35%) and agriculture (18%) and is ranked low for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Wolf Creek Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Wolf Creek Watershed lies in two ecological landscapes: the Forest Transition and the Northwest Lowlands. The Forest Transition Ecological Landscape lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone. The Northwest Lowlands Ecological Landscape forms a triangular wedge in northwestern Wisconsin, bounded on the north by the Superior Coastal Plain and on the south and east by the Northwest Sands. The major landforms are ground and end moraines, with drumlins present in the southwestern portion. Topography is gently undulating. Bedrock outcroppings are rare except in association with the basalt ridge that follows the Douglas County fault line and forms part of the northern boundary of the Northwest Lowlands. Maximum local relief is approximately 350'. Waterfalls, cliffs, exposed bedrock glades, and rock-walled gorges are associated with the bedrock features. Local exposures of sandstones and/or conglomerates occur in some of these gorges. Soils are predominantly loams, with significant acreages of peat deposits in the poorly drained lowlands. Significant portions of this landscape extend westward into the state of Minnesota. The historic upland vegetation of this landscape was almost entirely forest, composed mostly of paper birch, fir, sugar maple, aspen, and white spruce, with some white and red pine on the drier ridges. The lowlands supported extensive wet forests of black spruce and tamarack, and some white cedar and black ash swamps. The notes made by US General Land Office surveyors during the mid-nineteenth century indicate that overall tree densities were high in this Ecological Landscape; also, the witness trees included many large individuals. The landscape at that time was likely a mosaic made up of young, recently disturbed forests interspersed with patches of old-growth. The present-day forests remain extensive and relatively unbroken, occupying about 76% of the landscape. Forests consist of mainly of aspen, paper birch, sugar maple, basswood, spruce, and fir. Minor amounts of white and red pine and red oak are also present. Older successional stages are currently rare. The large undisturbed peatland complexes are composed of mosaics of black spruce-tamarack swamp, muskeg, open bog, poor fen, shrub swamp, and white cedar swamp. Among the important sensitive species occurring here are the timber wolf, moose, gray jay, lesser purple fritillary, subarctic darner, and bog bluegrass. Many birds and invertebrates with generally boreal ranges are found here. Road density is notably low in the western part of the landscape.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-319 Match -Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets and technical guidance. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 4 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


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

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings, Take 3: 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
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #17. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #17 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-319 Match -Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets and technical guidance. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 4 properties.

The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.

The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings, Take 3: 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
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Balsam Lake P & R District: Acq-Bass Bay Property Acquisition: The Balsam Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is proposing to purchase a vacant lot on Balsam Lake in Polk County. The lot is located adjacent to property owned by the lake district. The long term intent for use of this property is to maintain the property in its natural condition and preserve natural shoreland habitat.

The property will be managed in accordance with the management plan contained in the project application. A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Property Legal Description:
Lot 77, Park Addition in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2011
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Balsam Lake P & R District: Acq-Stumps Bay Acquisition - Soltau Property: The Balsam Lake P&R District will purchase approximately 34 acres of property in the Stumps Bay area of Balsam Lake. The property is adjacent to property owned by the Lake District and will be maintained in a wild state and managed in accordance with the property management plan submitted with the lake protection grant application dated April 26, 2011.

The property will be managed in accordance with the management plan contained in the project application.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.


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

Balsam Lake P & R District: Hlk-Balsam Lake Native Plantings: 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
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Big Blake Lake
Status
Complete

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: 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
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bone Lake
Status
Complete

Bone Lake Management District: Lmi-Bone Lake Comprehensive Plan Implementation: Bone Lake Management District will implement recommendations described in its comprehensive management plan including activities to reduce erosion; improve habitat and water quality; and expand lake protection/restoration marketing. Activities include: 1) design/build retention basins; 2) restore shorelines and integrate shoreline woody habitat; 3) implement residential diversion/infiltration best management practices (e.g. berms, rain gardens, rain barrels); 4) continue informational/educational outreach efforts, including implementing waterfront runoff marketing plan.

Shoreline restorations on properties using grant funds require a Department approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs. Stormwater BMPs will have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract for each site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report summarizing project activities describing accomplishments and challenges; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for grant funded implementation sites; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to restrictive covenants or copies of signed covenants; educational materials developed.

Special conditions: project design plans and landowner contracts need approval before project begins; applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Bone Lake
Status
Complete

Bone Lake Management District: Lmi-Lake Management Plan Implementation: Bone Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to implement activities from their approved lake management plan.

The specific project tasks include: 1) Design and install watershed BMPs; 2) Mini (10x35 foot) shoreline buffer restorations; 3) Design and install waterfront runoff projects; 4) ALUM dosage analysis; 5) Installation of woody habitat structures; 6) Establish Slow-No-Wake Ordinance; 7) Develop land protection strategy.

Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities including number of shoreline buffers and watershed BMPs installed, number of runoff reduction sites installed, pre/post photos of funded restorations and other BMPs, list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts, alum dosage report, and educational materials developed.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round & Big Healthy Lakes 2017: 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
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Creek
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


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

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Res-Deer Lake Blakeman/Hill Wetland Restoration, 1998-99: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to restore a one half acre wetland on an intermittent stream in a small (211 acres) watershed that has been indentified by previous LMPG studies as contributing high phosphorus concentrations to Deer Lake. The wetland is located on the north side of Deer Lake. The wetland will be excavated to remove approximately five feet of accumulated sediments. The purpose of the project will be to restore open water habitat in this wetland, eliminate potential nutrient loading from the existing sediments, create habitat for ducks and other aquatic birds, and provide room for stormwater detention and settling of sediments and nutrients.

The Deer Lake Conservancy must comply with all regulations, restrictions, etc. that may be imposed on this project as a result of the water regulatory permit or authorization issued by the depoartment for this project. Water qualiy monitoring will be conducted on this waterway during and after the resoration project. The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. will provide the Department of Natural Resources with electronic and paper copies of the results of this monitoring and a final summary report on this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Flagstad Farm Preserve Acquisition: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. has purchased a 70 acre parcel known as the Flagstad Farm Preserve. This lake protection grant is to be applied to the property including Lot 22 of the Assessor's Plat of Government Lot Seven (7), section 25, Township 34 North, Range 18 West Polk County and the northern 50 acres of the acquired property. The property includes 150 feet of frontage on Deer Lake and several wetlands in addition to upland. The property will be managed in accordance with the Property Management Plan, Flagstad Farm Preserve as outlined in the project description as attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-240) for this Lake Protection Grant.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Property Legal Description:
**9** The Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4-NE 1/4) except the South 400 feet, and East 30 Acres of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE \00BC-NW \00BC) except the South 400 feet, Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, EXCEPT parcels described in Volume 234 of Records, Page 135, Document Number 300256 and in Volume 234 Records, Page 138, Document 300259. And also including Lot 22 of the Assessor's Plat of Government Lot Seven (7), Section 25, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Flagstad Farm Back 20: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. has a land contract for 20 acres around Deer Lake. The property will be managed in accordance with the Property Management Plan, Flagstad Farm Preserve as outlined in the project description as attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-240) for this Lake Protection Grant.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Legal Description:
The South 400 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW \00BC NE \00BC), and the East 30 acres of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE \00BC NW \00BC), Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin, Except parcels described in Volume 234 of Records, Page 135, Document Number 300256 and in Volume 234 Records, Page 138, Document 300259, containing approximately 20 acres.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Nearing The Goal: Deer Lake Watershed Phosphorus Reduction: Deer Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project to design/build an iron/sand filter pond with pretreatment in a agriculture-dominated subwatershed (Watershed 1); continue the 2007 Direct Drainage best practices project to slow runoff and restore habitat; develop a land protection/conservation plan; promote community information and education. Watershed 1 pre-construction water quality data will be compared to post-construction data.

Special conditions: The iron/sand filter pond and pretreatment practices shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 10 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance (O&M) plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify the approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds. All enrolled shoreline restoration parcels require a Department-approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow NR 191.24(3) standards unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation. Runoff BMPs such as rain gardens and infiltration trenches will have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables: pre/post site photos of implemented practices; pond engineering/design plans; copies of O&M plans and contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps and copies of deed restrictions if implementation is funded by the Department; land protection plan; educational materials developed; project summary report including water quality data comparison.

This scope summarizes the detailed scope in the project application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Johnson Preserve Acquisition: Deer Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a grant to help fund the fee title acquisition of the Johnson Preserve property which includes approximately 95 acres located in part of Section 25, in the Town of St. Croix Falls and part of Section 30 in the Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County.


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

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lower Rock Creek Acquisition: The Deer Lake Conservancy has purchased 32.10 acres of undeveloped property on Deer Lake in Polk County. The parcel includes approximately 500 feet of shoreline, a riparian wetland and has Rock Creek flowing through the property. The property is adjacent to existing Conservancy owned property. Trails will be developed connecting with existing trails of the adjacent property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Des Moines Lake
Status
Complete

Burnett County Land Conservation Department: Lmi-Shoreland & Shallows Citizen Based Social Marketing Pilot: Burnett County Land & Water Conservation Department in partnership with UW-Extension, and Long and Des Moines Lakes property owners will design and implement a Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) project. The purposes of the project are 1) to develop a CBSM strategy that will improve lake protection, particularly near-shore habitat and 2) to increase participation in the Shoreline Incentives Program. Multiple partners will collaborate on the following activities: literature review; focus group and survey design/implementation; pre- and post- structure mapping and shoreline assessments; marketing tool design/implementation; and project reporting. WiLMS modeling and paleoecological information will be analyzed for past, present, and future lake conditions. Because this is one of two CBSM pilots in the state, project leaders will continually share updates and results with local and statewide audiences.

Project deliverables include: a final CBSM case study report summarizing project methodology, implementation, and results; educational materials developed; media coverage; and monitoring/modeling results.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. Grantee or consultant will provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR shall receive both paper and electronic copies of the deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Half Moon Lake
Status
Complete

Half Moon Lake Conservancy, Inc.: Acq-Tamarack Bay Rostvolt Acquisition: The Half Moon Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project involving the acquisition of two lake lots totaling 31.5 acres and a conservation easment on 8.14 acres on Tamarack Bay of Half Moon Lake and inlcuding portions of Tamarack Creek, a tributary to Tamarack Bayall in the town of Milltown in Polk County. The acquistition is being donated in fee and easement to Half Moon Lake Conservancy Inc. Project funding will assist with project expenses associated with the baseline study, appraisal costs, and misc. legal and closing costs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Harder Creek
Status
Complete

Half Moon Lake Conservancy, Inc.: Acq-Tamarack Bay Rostvolt Acquisition: The Half Moon Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project involving the acquisition of two lake lots totaling 31.5 acres and a conservation easment on 8.14 acres on Tamarack Bay of Half Moon Lake and inlcuding portions of Tamarack Creek, a tributary to Tamarack Bayall in the town of Milltown in Polk County. The acquistition is being donated in fee and easement to Half Moon Lake Conservancy Inc. Project funding will assist with project expenses associated with the baseline study, appraisal costs, and misc. legal and closing costs.


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

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: 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
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Prot & Rehab Dist: Lmi-Waterfront Projects Design & Installation And Alum Dosage Study: Long Lake P&R District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to protect and improve Long Lake water quality by designing and implementing shoreline restoration and runoff reduction practices. The project also includes an Alum dosage study.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Shoreline design/restoration on approximately 10 shoreline sites; 2) Design/installation of rain gardens, rock gardens, rock pits, and swales; 3) Alum dosage study.

Shoreline restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs. Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. This project includes BMPs such as rain gardens and shoreline stabilization. Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities, including documenting linear feet of shoreline stabilized, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, and number of runoff reduction sites installed; individual property shoreline restoration/stabilization plans/maps; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts; and Alum dosage report.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


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

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: 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
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Love Lake
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Love Lake Ii Acquisition: West Wisconsin Land Trust has purchased 24.5 acres of property previously owned by Naturra Land Company, on the western end of Love Lake in Burnett County. This acquisition includes approximately 2,848 feet of shoreline and will protect the undeveloped, sensitive shoreline.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
North Twin Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Lmi-Amery Lakes Management Plan Implementation: The City of Amery in partnership with the Amery Lakes District will develop a storm water management plan/ordinance and implement run-off control best management practices in priority (i.e. high nutrient load) sub-watersheds. Specifically, the City will: 1) update existing ordinances and develop a storm water management plan to reduce non-point source pollution; 2) design/build wetland basins and rain gardens at Soldier's Field; 3) design-build rain gardens at Flagpole Park; 4) select and install storm water control (e.g. rain gardens and barrels, shoreline buffers, porous pavement, and/or infiltration trenches) practices at demonstration sites within city limits; 5) develop example storm water education materials that will be applicable to other small cities; 6) inventory and measure in-lake habitat, including undeveloped shoreline and critical areas and develop plans for long-range protection and for measuring success of storm water control BMPs.

Special conditions:
* Project design plans need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.
* Best management practices installed at Soldier's Field and Flagpole Park will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years.
* An operation and maintenance plan will be developed for care of the BMPs.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
3/2/1994
Waters Involved
Pike Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Acq-Pike Lake - York Acquisition: The City of Amery will acquire approximately 32.7 acres of land along the northwest side of Pike Lake. Project costs include the cost of the parcel ($160,500) and the appraisal cost ($950).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Pike Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Lmi-Amery Lakes Management Plan Implementation: The City of Amery in partnership with the Amery Lakes District will develop a storm water management plan/ordinance and implement run-off control best management practices in priority (i.e. high nutrient load) sub-watersheds. Specifically, the City will: 1) update existing ordinances and develop a storm water management plan to reduce non-point source pollution; 2) design/build wetland basins and rain gardens at Soldier's Field; 3) design-build rain gardens at Flagpole Park; 4) select and install storm water control (e.g. rain gardens and barrels, shoreline buffers, porous pavement, and/or infiltration trenches) practices at demonstration sites within city limits; 5) develop example storm water education materials that will be applicable to other small cities; 6) inventory and measure in-lake habitat, including undeveloped shoreline and critical areas and develop plans for long-range protection and for measuring success of storm water control BMPs.

Special conditions:
* Project design plans need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.
* Best management practices installed at Soldier's Field and Flagpole Park will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years.
* An operation and maintenance plan will be developed for care of the BMPs.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Rock Creek
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


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

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: 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
9/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Acq-Cedar Lake (Menke) Acquis. Costs: The Trust seeks $11,567 in reimbursement for costs associated with the acquisition (via donation) of 63 acres on Cedar Lake In St. Croix County.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round & Big Healthy Lakes 2017: 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

River Country Rc&D Council, Inc: Green Development Conference: River Country RC&D proposes to conduct a conference entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Green Development" in conjunction with the St. Croix Basin Partnership Team. Objective of the conference and associated bus tours will be to provide riparian owners, interested citizens, and municipal operators and engineers with information useful to the development of small-scale and community-wide stormwater management practices.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

River Country Rc&D Council, Inc: Green Development Conference: River Country RC&D proposes to conduct a conference entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Green Development" in conjunction with the St. Croix Basin Partnership Team. Objective of the conference and associated bus tours will be to provide riparian owners, interested citizens, and municipal operators and engineers with information useful to the development of small-scale and community-wide stormwater management practices.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Nutrient River Conference: St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Department proposes to sponsor a conference in Februrary of 2004 to identify and begin to address factors contributing to the pollution of Lake St. Croix. The goal is to bring together wastewater treatment managers, local officials, water resource professionals, land developers and watershed manager to allow networking and sharing of information associated with nutrient and sediment loading in the lake. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Basin Conference: St Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Saint Croix River
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Conference '06: St. Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix. Major project elements to include: 1) conference costs associated with printing mailing, provision of lunch and transportation, 2) staff coordination.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Nutrient River Conference: St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Department proposes to sponsor a conference in Februrary of 2004 to identify and begin to address factors contributing to the pollution of Lake St. Croix. The goal is to bring together wastewater treatment managers, local officials, water resource professionals, land developers and watershed manager to allow networking and sharing of information associated with nutrient and sediment loading in the lake. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Basin Conference: St Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: St. Croix Conference '06: St. Croix County proposes to sponsor an informational and educational conference relating to the protection and management of Lake St. Croix. Major project elements to include: 1) conference costs associated with printing mailing, provision of lunch and transportation, 2) staff coordination.


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
Wolf Creek Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Polk County Manure Storage Facility
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 waste transfer system; and a milking center waste control systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Polk County Manure Storage Facility
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 waste transfer system.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Coumbia County Manure Storage & Runoff 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 provide 90% cost-sharing to assist the farm in addressing the sources of runoff to an unnamed tributary of Cambra Creek cited in the Notice of Discharge.
5/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
2601400 name St Croix River TMDL ID 618 Start Mile 44.29 End Mile 54.14
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
TMDL Development
Halfmoon Lake TMDL
Date
Status
Half Moon Lake (Hydrologic Unit Code 070500006) is a small, shallow eutrophic lake that formed as an oxbow of the Chippewa River. The lake is geographically located within the City of Eau Claire and the Lower Chippewa River Basin. The lake is highly eutrophic and exhibits excessive algae and aquatic macrophyte growth (Borman, 1990; Brakke, 1995; Konkel and Borman, 1996; James et. al., 2001, 2002).
7/1/2006
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Cedar Lake TMDL
Date
Status
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) developed a TMDL for phosphorus for Cedar Lake. The TMDL addresses the nutrient impacts and impairments which were identified on the Wisconsin 2002 303(d) list. The Lake is nutrient (phosphorus (P)) impaired as a result of agriculture, internal loading and local land use. Water quality in Cedar Lake is generally poor to very poor, falling into the eutrophic to hypereutrophic category. Summer algal blooms result in foul odors and an unsightly build-up of algae biomass on the shoreline. In addition, trophic conditions in the lake limit rooting depth for emergent vegetation used by the resident fish populations. As a result, these impairments impact the recreational/aesthetic value of the lake and stress sport fish populations.
8/19/2003
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Monitoring
Half Moon Lake TMDL
Date
Status
Half Moon Lake (Hydrologic Unit Code 070500006) is a small, shallow eutrophic lake that formed as an oxbow of the Chippewa River. The lake is geographically located within the City of Eau Claire and the Lower Chippewa River Basin. The lake is highly eutrophic and exhibits excessive algae and aquatic macrophyte growth. Half Moon Lake was originally listed on Wisconsin?s 303(d) impaired waters list in 1998 for eutrophic conditions and sedimentation and listed as a high priority for TMDL development on the October 2002 303(d) list.
7/1/2006
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Wolf Creek WatershedWatershed History Note

The Wolf Creek Watershed is located in Polk and Burnett counties. The City of St. Croix Falls is the largest community in the watershed. In the late 1700s, the "Battle of St. Croix Falls" drove off the Sioux and Fox tribes and established this as Chippewa territory. This "Place by a Waterfall" as it was called by the Native Americans had long been their gathering place, where traders, trappers, explorers and missionaries came to meet with them. It was the potential power of the falls that drew the first settlers here in 1838 after the Native Americans ceded this land to the U.S. government. The St. Croix Falls Lumber Company established this community to build a sawmill at the falls. Loggers were already cutting down the vast pine forest to the north, and it was predicted that this place would become an industrial center, possibly even the capital city of a new state. But the great expectations of the lumbering enterprise were wiped out by the force of the power it had set out to harness. The high springtime waters that carried the logs from the logging camps repeatedly wiped out the company's dams and mills, and swept the logs downstream to the benefit of down river mills. Spectacular log jams in the narrow rocky dalles below the falls occurred regularly, attracting visitors to watch the frantic, dangerous efforts to loosen the massive jumble. Still, the village prospered as people harnessed the power of the many springs that flowed from the bluffs, and a flour mill, grist mill, woodworking shop, and even a ginseng washing plant flourished. Tote roads to the pineries carried supplies from the town, and men earned good wages as loggers. As the pine forests were depleted, another development, the construction of the hydropower plant in the early 1900s, occupied the people. Again, the prospect of a great industrial center at the falls burned bright, but instead the electricity generated here was carried off to Minneapolis. The falls are still there, hidden under the 60-foot impoundment of the century-old hydropower dam on the St. Croix River.

Date  2011