Watershed - Trego Lake - Middle Namekagon River (SC21)
Trego Lake - Middle Namekagon River Watershed

Details

The Trego Lake - Middle Namekagon River Watershed includes the Namekagon River drainage from above the Trego Lake dam up to the Hayward Lake dam. The area encompasses a large portion of east central Washburn County and includes a small part of west central Sawyer County. The watershed is 172,087 acres in size and includes 217 miles of streams and rivers, 4463 acres of lakes and 28,205 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forest (63%), wetlands (16%) and grassland (12%), and is ranked low for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Trego Lake - Middle Namekagon River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Trego Lake - Middle Namekagon River Watershed is located in two ecological landscapes: the Northwest Sands and the North Central Forest. The Northwest Sands Ecological Landscape is a large glacial outwash system consisting of two major landforms: flat plains or terraces along glacial meltwater channels, and pitted or "collapsed" outwash plains containing kettle lakes. Soils are deep sands, low in organic material and nutrients. Historic vegetation at the time of the General Land Office survey was dominantly jack pine and scrub oak forest and barrens. White and red pine forests were also a sizable component of the Ecological Landscape. Numerous barrens occurred in the southwest half of the Ecological Landscape, and a few large barrens within the northeast half. Most of the trees in the barrens were jack pine, but oak savannas also occurred in the south central part of the Ecological Landscape. Current vegetation is a mix of forest, agriculture, and grassland with some wetlands in the river valleys. Pine, aspen-birch and oak equally (27% each) dominate the forested area of the Ecological Landscape. The maple-basswood, spruce-fir, and lowland hardwood forest type groups occupy small percentages of the Ecological Landscape. Within the open lands, there is a relatively large proportion of grassland and shrub land, a small but locally significant amount of emergent/wet meadow and open water, and very little row-crop agriculture. The North Central Forest Ecological Landscape occupies much of the northern third of Wisconsin. Its landforms are characterized by end and ground moraines with some pitted outwash and bedrock controlled areas. Kettle depressions and steep ridges are found in the northern portion. Two prominent areas in this Ecological Landscape are the Penokee-Gogebic Iron Range in the north extending into Michigan, and Timm's Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin (1,951 feet) in the south. Soils consist of sandy loam, sand, and silts. The vegetation is mainly forest, with many wetlands and some agriculture, though the growing season is not as favorable as it is in southern Wisconsin. Lake Superior greatly influences the northern portion of the Ecological Landscape especially during the winter season, producing greater snowfall than in most areas in Wisconsin. The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch. There were some smaller areas of white and red pine forest scattered throughout the Ecological Landscape, and individual white pines trees were a component of the hemlock-hardwood forest. Harvesting hemlock to support the tanneries was common at the turn of the century, and the species soon became a minor component of forests due to over-harvesting and lack of regeneration. Currently, forests cover approximately 80% of this Ecological Landscape. The northern hardwood forest is dominant, made up of sugar maple, basswood, and red maple, and also including some scattered hemlock and white pine pockets within stands. The aspen-birch forest type group is also relatively abundant, followed by spruce-fir. A variety of wetland community types also are present, both forested and non-forested.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2013
Waters Involved
Hayward Lake
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Lake Hayward Hybrid Milfoil Control Project: Sawyer County is sponsoring a two-year Response project to Hybrid Eurasian water milfoil on Hayward Lake to conduct the following activities: herbicide treatment, herbicide residual monitoring, aquatic plant surveys, AIS monitoring, and aquatic plant management plan development.

Project deliverables include project data, a project report summarizing information/education, monitoring, & management activities, and a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Herbicide residual monitoring; 3) Herbicide treatment; 4) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 5) Aquatic plant management plan development.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Grant monies may not be used for control of established curly-leaf pondweed; 4) AIS monitoring volunteers shall be trained and follow Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols.

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 Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2013
Waters Involved
Namekagon River
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Lake Hayward Hybrid Milfoil Control Project: Sawyer County is sponsoring a two-year Response project to Hybrid Eurasian water milfoil on Hayward Lake to conduct the following activities: herbicide treatment, herbicide residual monitoring, aquatic plant surveys, AIS monitoring, and aquatic plant management plan development.

Project deliverables include project data, a project report summarizing information/education, monitoring, & management activities, and a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Herbicide residual monitoring; 3) Herbicide treatment; 4) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 5) Aquatic plant management plan development.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) Grant monies may not be used for control of established curly-leaf pondweed; 4) AIS monitoring volunteers shall be trained and follow Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols.

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 Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Hayward Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Hayward Property Owners Association: Lake Hayward 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Lake Hayward Property Owners Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Hayward Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Namekagon River
Status
Complete

Lake Hayward Property Owners Association: Lake Hayward 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Lake Hayward Property Owners Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Hayward Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Namekagon River
Status
Complete

Trego Lake District: Trego Lake District 2018 Cbcw: Trego Lake District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2018 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on TREGO LAKE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2019
Waters Involved
Namekagon River
Status
Complete

Trego Lake District: Trego Lake District 2019 Cbcw: Trego Lake District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2019 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on TREGO LAKE (TREGO LAKE LANDIN).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2020
Waters Involved
Namekagon River
Status
Complete

Trego Lake District: Trego Lake District 2020 Cbcw: Trego Lake District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2020 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on TREGO LAKE (TREGO LAKE LANDIN).


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

Trego Lake District: Trego Lake District 2018 Cbcw: Trego Lake District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2018 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on TREGO LAKE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2019
Waters Involved
Trego Lake
Status
Complete

Trego Lake District: Trego Lake District 2019 Cbcw: Trego Lake District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2019 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on TREGO LAKE (TREGO LAKE LANDIN).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2020
Waters Involved
Trego Lake
Status
Complete

Trego Lake District: Trego Lake District 2020 Cbcw: Trego Lake District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2020 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on TREGO LAKE (TREGO LAKE LANDIN).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Clear Lake
Status
Complete

Clear Lake Property Owners Association Inc: Res-Clear Lake Native Aquatic Plant & Habitat Restoration Project: The Clear Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. is proposing to restore the rich native aquatic plant community of Clear Lake, Sawyer County by selective eradication of the exotic species, Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM), and long term protection of the natural habitat.

The portion of the project to be funded with this grant include the development of contingency plans for possible aeration or replanting of native aquatic vegetation if either is necessary.

Post treatment water quality and macrophyte surveys will be conducted for the next three calendar years to carefully measure the effectiveness of the treatment and the resultant impact on restoration of native plants.

Significant financial support for this project has been offered by the herbicide manufacturer, SePRO, Inc., and the local chapter of Muskies, Inc.

Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
**9** A final report on the follow-up monitoring and the lake ecosystem response.

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
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Couderay River
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Res-Lac Courte Oreilles Shoreland Restoration: Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a project to design and install shoreline buffer restorations on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles Lakes.

Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline buffer design/restoration on approximately 25 shoreline sites; 2) Modeling to estimate TSS and TP reductions from buffer restorations; 3) Develop and distribute shoreline buffer educational materials.

Shoreline restorations shall follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake biologist 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. 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 modeling results and educational materials developed, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, individual property shoreline restoration plans, pre-post photos of funded restorations, signed 10 year maintenance agreements, and copies of all Shoreland Vegetative Protection Agreements.

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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Cranberry Creek
Status
Complete

Minong Flowage Association: Hlk-Minong Flowage: Fish-Sticks Dan Maxwell: Minong Flowage Association will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks 1 lakeshore property.

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
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Creek
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Stockman Property Deer Lake Ii: The West Wisconsin Land Trust proposes to purchase an easement on approximately 75 acres of the Stockman property on Deer Lake in Sawyer County. The easement protects 4,600 feet of lake frontage and eliminates any option of development on the protected property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Mcmillins Deer Lake 1/2 Mile: The West Wisconsin Land Trust proposes to purchase an easement on 78.6 acres of the Tom McMillin property on Deer Lake in Sawyer County. The easement protects 2,640 feet of lake frontage and eliminates any option of development on the protected property.


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

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Stockman Property Deer Lake Ii: The West Wisconsin Land Trust proposes to purchase an easement on approximately 75 acres of the Stockman property on Deer Lake in Sawyer County. The easement protects 4,600 feet of lake frontage and eliminates any option of development on the protected property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2019
Waters Involved
Gardner Lake
Status
Complete

Washburn County: 319 Lmi- Gardner Lake Shoreline Protection:
Washburn County is sponsoring a project in partnership with the town of Gull Lake to implement engineered erosion control and habitat restoration best practices along Gardner Lake Road adjacent to the lake.

Deliverables include: final construction specs and plans, 25-year operation & maintenance plan recorded on the property deed, and pre/post photos.

The specific objectives, metrics, and deliverables for the listed activities are included in the application and supporting materials, and this scope is not intended to replace or supersede those documents.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Res-Lac Courte Oreilles Shoreland Restoration: Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a project to design and install shoreline buffer restorations on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles Lakes.

Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline buffer design/restoration on approximately 25 shoreline sites; 2) Modeling to estimate TSS and TP reductions from buffer restorations; 3) Develop and distribute shoreline buffer educational materials.

Shoreline restorations shall follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake biologist 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. 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 modeling results and educational materials developed, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, individual property shoreline restoration plans, pre-post photos of funded restorations, signed 10 year maintenance agreements, and copies of all Shoreland Vegetative Protection Agreements.

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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lake Nancy
Status
Complete

Lake Nancy Protective Association, Inc.: Hlk-Nancy Lake Healthy Lakes Project: Lake Nancy Protective Association will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks and 350 feet2 native plantings on 3 lakeshore 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 #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 for 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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Little Lac Courte Oreilles
Status
Complete

Courte Oreilles Lake Assoc.: Res-Lac Courte Oreilles Shoreland Restoration: Courte Oreilles Lake Association is sponsoring a project to design and install shoreline buffer restorations on Lac Courte Oreilles and Little Lac Courte Oreilles Lakes.

Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline buffer design/restoration on approximately 25 shoreline sites; 2) Modeling to estimate TSS and TP reductions from buffer restorations; 3) Develop and distribute shoreline buffer educational materials.

Shoreline restorations shall follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake biologist 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. 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 modeling results and educational materials developed, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, individual property shoreline restoration plans, pre-post photos of funded restorations, signed 10 year maintenance agreements, and copies of all Shoreland Vegetative Protection Agreements.

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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Lmi-Integration Of Watershed Mgt Activities In A Comprehensive Plan: The Long Lake Preservation Association, Inc. will conduct a comprehensive planning project which will produce a comprehensive community plan for a three-town planning cluster that includes:
1. Consideration of local watershed inventories and interpreted data,
2. A process that provides for related public education and consensus building, and
3. Recommendations for specific watershed management strategies and tools tailored to the Long Lake watershed and integrated with the natural and agricultural resources element of Washburn County and related town comprehensive plans.

Specific deliverables for this project will be a final report, including the comprehensive community plan and all pertinent survey, inventory, and analysis data utilized to develop the plan. The sponsor will provide the Department of Natural Resources with electronic and paper copies of periodic progress reports and the final report on this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2004
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Lmi-Implementing Stormwater Bmp'S In The Long Lake Watershed: The Long Lake Preservation Association (LLPA) will sponsor a project to implement recommendations contained in the Long Lake Management Plan. The project will install structural Best Management Practices (BMP's), publicize and promote the use of BMP's, educate the public on the importance of runoff management control for lake water quality. Other components of this project include the education of boaters on the issues of prevention of invasive species introduction and lake-friendly boating in the channel areas to minimize sediment disturbance.

BMP's to be installed through this project include three rain gardens (vegetated stormwater infiltration basins), grassed waterways, alterations to landscaping to enhance stormwater infiltration. The Hunt Hill Audubon Preserve will be the BMP installation site for onsite stormwater management and will provide a location to promote the use of these practices. Educational activities associated with this project include the use of newsletters, web page, the development of a watershed stewardship manual/calendar, public participation in the design and installation of the BMP's, an other educational efforts.

Seven boat landing kiosks will be developed and installed, which will include information on invasive species prevention and lake-friendly boating.

LLPA will hire a part-time project coordinator to assist in the administration of these project activities as well as other parts of the LLPA's strategic plan.

Project deliverables for this project include a final report listing all project accomplishments. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of all project products and periodic reports on the progress of the project.


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

Washburn County: Lmi-Cth M Stormwater Improvements: Washburn County Highway Department is sponsoring a project to implement engineered stormwater best practices along >1000 foot portion of CTH M that is directly adjacent to Long Lake. The Project also includes developing a water quality and habitat evaluation component to collect baseline and post-construction information. It is anticipated that there will be a Phase 2 project, not funded as part of this grant, to restore the shoreline habitat.

Deliverables include: construction specs and plans, stormwater modeling calculations, evaluation monitoring plan and pre-construction results, and 25-year operation & maintenance plan with pre/post photos.

The specific objectives, metrics, and deliverables for the listed activities are included in the application and supporting materials, and this scope is not intended to replace or supersede those documents.


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

Minong Flowage Association: Hlk-Minong Flowage: Fish-Sticks Dan Maxwell: Minong Flowage Association will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks 1 lakeshore property.

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
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
Moss Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Round Lake: Lmi-Town Of Round Lake - Township Land Use Plan Development: The Town of Round Lake in Sawyer County will develop a land use plan and develop shoreland ordinance revision recommendations with the intent of protecting and/or improving water quality in its lakes and rivers systems during a period of extreme developmental pressures.

Activities associated with this project include; conduct of public input meeting(s) and survey(s) to identify on and off lake development issues, development of goals and policies addressing the identified issues, opportunities, and conflicts, inventory and analysis of the Town's water and land resources, development of short and long-range land use and lake protection recommendations, development and review of ordinance revisions, and identification of implementation tools for recommendations.

Project deliverables for this project include copies of all maps, proposed ordinances, plans, etc. developed during the course of the project and a copy of the final land use plan.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of all project products and periodic reports on the progress of the project. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), or public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper article(s).




Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1999
Waters Involved
Nelson Lake
Status
Complete

Sawyer County: Acq-Nelson Lake, Big Island Land Acquisition: Sawyer County has purchased a parcel of land on "Big Island" in Nelson Lake, Sawyer County. The parcel contains 26 acres and more than 2300 feet of shoreline on Nelson Lake. The Big Island on Nelson Lake is approximately 547 acres, of which 262 acres are presently owned by Sawyer County and are enrolled in Wisconsin's County Forest Program. The entire island falls within the boundaries of the Sawyer County Forest. A letter of waiver of retroactivity has been issued for this project effective for the time period of July 28, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

Sawyer County must comply with the conditions of the "Long Term Land Management Plan" for this property as listed in the project description as attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-240) for this Lake Protection Grant. The deed restriction clause as listed in the Letter of Retroactivity must also be inserted in the deed.


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

Washburn County: Res-Shell Lake Riparian Buffer Restoration Project: Washburn County will implement an assistance project to work with Shell Lake lakeshore owners, as the water level recedes, to return as much waterfront as possible to its natural condition through planted restoration projects and through protection of areas that will regenerate naturally.

Shell Lake has experienced flood conditions the past 3-4 years as a result of unusually high water levels on this 2600 acre "seepage" lake. There is currently no existing natural outlet for this lake. Recently, the City of Shell Lake has installed a "pipeline" outlet and the water levels are beginning to recede to a more "normal" level.

This program will provide for technical assistance to individual shoreline property owners with the potential for shoreline renewal and/or protection of native vegetation. Cost sharing will be provided for site assessment and evaluation, site design for restoration/preservation, and preparation/planting of vegetation. The project goal is to restore native vegetation on a minimum of 90 lots on the lake.

Project deliverables for this project include a final report listing all project accomplishments including the number of parcels or lots participating in the program.

Special Conditions:
All shoreline habitat restoration activities conducted under this grant will be subject to the conditions specified in Wis. Adm. Code NR191.24(3)(a) to Wis. Adm. Code NR191.24(3)(j).

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of all project products and periodic reports on the progress of the project. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), or public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper article(s).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2008
Waters Involved
Shell Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Lmi-Shell Lake Water Quality Improvement Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a three-year Water Quality Improvement Project including the following activities: water quality study with response monitoring & paleolimnological component; runoff best management practice (BMP) installation at the Industrial Park & City Park; lake access restorations.

USGS will coordinate water quality & phosphorous monitoring, analyses, & P budget with nutrient response modeling. DNR Research staff will coordinate paleolimnological sediment core sampling, analyses, & reporting.

BMPs will be designed/constructed with an engineering firm & City. Installed practices require a 10 year operation/maintenance plan & contract. Shoreline restoration parcels require a WDNR approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator prior to implementation. The Department must review engineering/design plans before installation & may perform site inspection &/or monitoring.

Deliverables include: final water quality study/nutrient response report including management alternative scenarios; paleolimnological study report; BMP engineering/design plans; copies of operation & maintenance plans & contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for sites where implementation is funded with the grant; pre/post photos of BMPs & restorations; list of parcels committed to restrictive covenants; project accomplishment/challenges summary; educational materials developed.



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

Spider Chain Of Lakes Improvement Assn: Hlk-Northern Waters Env. School Healthy Spider Lk Project: Spider Chain of Lakes Association will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: two 350 ft2 native plantings, one fish sticks project, one rain garden, one diversion practice, and one rock infiltration practice on 1 property.

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
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Stone Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Stone Lake: Acq-Wetland Acquisition, Gala Foods: The Town of Stone Lake is proposing to purchase 17.42 acres of land which includes 12.42 acres of upland and 5 acres of wetland. The long term intent for use of this property includes use of the wetland for capture of stormwater runoff from the Town of Stone Lake and use of the uplands as a green space within the town and to act as a wetland buffer from commercial development in the area.

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


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

Minong Flowage Association: Hlk-Minong Flowage: Fish-Sticks Dan Maxwell: Minong Flowage Association will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks 1 lakeshore property.

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
7/1/2001
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Washburn County: Acq-Hallstrom Woods Property Acquisition: Washburn County is proposing to purchase a parcel of land called "Hallstrom Woods". The parcel completely encompasses the frontage and access of a 44.5 acre wild lake and several wetlands in addition to a majority of the upland watershed for the lake. The property is approximately 596 acres in size and is presently owned by the Izaak Walton League. The property will be entered into the County Forest Law program and managed in accordance with guideline established in the Ten-Year Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Washburn County Forests.

Washburn County must comply with the conditions of the "Ten-Year Comprehensive Land Use Plan" for this property as listed 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** All of section 15, lying west of County Trunk Highway "F" and south of State Trunk Highway 77, excepting the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Lot 1 of Washburn County Certified Survey Map Number 2570, and that parcel described in Volume 74, Page 323 of the Washburn County Register of Deeds Office, all located in Section 15, Township 41 North, Range 13 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin.



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

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Stockman Property Deer Lake Ii: The West Wisconsin Land Trust proposes to purchase an easement on approximately 75 acres of the Stockman property on Deer Lake in Sawyer County. The easement protects 4,600 feet of lake frontage and eliminates any option of development on the protected property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Shell Lake: Lmi-Shell Lake Water Quality Improvement Project: The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a three-year Water Quality Improvement Project including the following activities: water quality study with response monitoring & paleolimnological component; runoff best management practice (BMP) installation at the Industrial Park & City Park; lake access restorations.

USGS will coordinate water quality & phosphorous monitoring, analyses, & P budget with nutrient response modeling. DNR Research staff will coordinate paleolimnological sediment core sampling, analyses, & reporting.

BMPs will be designed/constructed with an engineering firm & City. Installed practices require a 10 year operation/maintenance plan & contract. Shoreline restoration parcels require a WDNR approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator prior to implementation. The Department must review engineering/design plans before installation & may perform site inspection &/or monitoring.

Deliverables include: final water quality study/nutrient response report including management alternative scenarios; paleolimnological study report; BMP engineering/design plans; copies of operation & maintenance plans & contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for sites where implementation is funded with the grant; pre/post photos of BMPs & restorations; list of parcels committed to restrictive covenants; project accomplishment/challenges summary; educational materials developed.



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

Lake Nancy Protective Association, Inc.: Hlk-Nancy Lake Healthy Lakes Project: Lake Nancy Protective Association will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks and 350 feet2 native plantings on 3 lakeshore 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 #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 for 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Potato Lake
Status
Complete

Washburn County Lakes And Rivers Association: Baseline Analysis For Potato Lake, Washburn County: The Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association is sponsoring a project in cooperation with the Potato Lake Association, to conduct a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Potato Lake in Washburn County. Project activities include; a review of current lake data, conducting a lake use survey, conducting a watershed land use data review and analysis, conducting a shoreline vegetation survey, conducting a multi-parameter "self-help" lake water quality monitoring survey, conducting an aquatic vegetation identification and density survey, conducting an algae bloom analysis, evaluation of all past and current lake management information and developing a final report listing all grant project activities and results.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: A comprehensive final project report, including a listing of all grant project activities, results, evaluations, and recommendations for future lake management activities.

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Potato Lake
Status
Complete

Potato Lake Association Inc.: Potato Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan, Phase 1: Potato Lake Association is sponsoring a two-phase project to complete an aquatic plant management plan with expanded water quality monitoring and modeling. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion.

The specific Phase 1 (LPL-1334-10) project tasks include: 1) Expanded Potato Lake water quality and lake level monitoring and purchase of a dissolved oxygen meter; 2) Tributary and outlet monitoring, including flow calculations; 3) Top/bottom paleoecological core collection, analyses, and report; 4) Planning meetings related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Potato Lake
Status
Complete

Potato Lake Association Inc.: Potato Lake Aquatic Plant Survey & Water Quality, Phase 2: Potato Lake Association is sponsoring a two-phase project to complete an aquatic plant management plan with expanded water quality monitoring and modeling. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion.

The specific Phase 2 (LPL-1335-10) project tasks include: 1) Crystal Lake and Price Pond water quality monitoring; 2) (Sub)Watershed delineations and runoff/nutrient modeling; 3) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey and summer point-intercept survey of all plants; 4) Sociological survey of riparians and local community; 5) Education plan outreach and implementation, including watercraft inspection, AIS monitoring, and lake fair; 6) Completion of an aquatic plant management plan that integrates all other monitoring, modeling, and management information; 7) Planning meetings related to above tasks.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Potato Lake
Status
Complete

Potato Lake Association Inc.: Phase 3, Potato Lake Comprehensive Lake Management Plan: Potato Lake Association is sponsoring a project that expands their Aquatic Plant Management planning efforts to create a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan. The final deliverable will be a lake management plan that includes specific implementation strategies/practices.

Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline assessment; 2) Expanded groundwater, tributary, and in-lake, including internal loading, monitoring and modeling to develop nutrient budget; 3) Septic system survey; 4) Agricultural and residential BMP planning; 5) Education plan outreach and implementation, including watercraft inspection, AIS monitoring, and lake fair; 6) Lake management planning and final presentation and report.

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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/4/1992
Waters Involved
Trego Lake
Status
Complete

Trego Lake District: Trego Lake Sedimentation Study: 1) Conduct water level monotoring in the flowage. 2) Determine present flowage volumes using depth transects. 3) Compare current flowage volume volume to that in 1989 DNR study. 4) Determine sources of sediment loading in the Namekagon River abovethe flowage. 5) Determine best locations for placement of sediment traps. 6) Make erosion control recommendations. 7) Prepare a final report that inclides 1 - 6 listed above. 8) Monthly publication of the 'Trego Lake District Newsletter'.9) Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, fact sheet, local newspaper articles, public meetings, TV and/or radio spots, and a final report. Project resluts will be reposited at the Office of the Trego Lake District Secretary,Trego Town Hall, National Park Service Visitors' Center, Spooner Public Library, Bank of Spooner, Washburn County Extension Offices, Land Conservation and Soils Conservation Offices, DNR District Headquarters, and the Washburn County Clerks Office.


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
Trego Lake - Middle Namekagon River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Educate and engage residents
Landowner & Partner Outreach in the Southern Service Area
Date
Status
Bayfield Regional Conservancy is sponsoring a project to help finalize a Strategic Conservation Plan by increasing protection and stewardship awareness among private landowners in Sawyer County and southern Ashalnd County. Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) A summary of accomplishments/progress of the project including descriptions of research on successful conservation efforts, outreach activities, and resulting conservation collaborations with landowners and partners; 2) Report on activities paid under this grant for salaries and match hours; 3) Report on public outreach to Landowners and Partners with copies of newsletters, educational materials, etc.; 4) Verification of meetings, workshops, and/or training such as agendas and attendance lists; 5) Copies of related materials generated or paid for by this grant.
2/15/2016
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/4/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Level
Potatoe Lake Water Levels
Date
Status
Citizen volunteers will record lake levels once a week on the same day (e.g. every Monday) at approximately the same time of day under calm conditions. For each monitoring event, a visual reading of the lake level should be recorded on the datasheet and a photograph of the water level on the staff gage should be taken and submitted to the statewide coordinator or uploaded to SWIMS as part of the quality assurance process.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Trego Lake - Middle Namekagon River WatershedWatershed History Note

Settlement in the Hayward area within the Trego Lake and Middle Namekagon River watershed began in the 1870's, when the City of Hayward's founder, Anthony Judson Hayward, visited the present site of the city and saw that it would be a prime location for a lumber mill due to the very large and seemingly inexhaustible supply of pine lumber. The railroad was constructed during the summer of 1881 and by the summer of 1882, power dams were constructed on the Namekagon River and on several nearby streams. The dams powered a small lumber mill, which provided lumber to build a larger mill, stores, boarding houses and several private residences. With about two hundred men employed in all new construction, it only took one year to construct the large mill. By June of 1883, the mill at the new village of Hayward was ready to go. Several other important developments occurred in 1883, including the formation of Sawyer County, of which Hayward eventually became the county seat. The second was the construction of roads to other cities in order to obtain the trade of loggers who were cutting in other areas, thus creating other jobs in addition to logging. On May 11, 1922, the old mill burned down. By that time, most of the pine lumber had been cut down and shipped away; only remnant pine was left. Large logging camps were all but gone. Northern Wisconsin was being advertised in the larger cities in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois as a vacation area. Resorts were either already established or being built. Shops were catering to the visiting public. By 1922, Hayward was ready for a change from an economy based on logging, to an economy based on tourism.

Date  2011