Watershed - Lower North Fork Flambeau River (UC11)
Lower North Fork Flambeau River Watershed

Details

This watershed contains an abundance of valuable water resources. The Lower North Fork of the Flambeau River is in the Flambeau River State Forest and considered to be one of the best canoe routes in the upper Midwest. In addition to the excellent warm water sports fishery in the Lower North Fork - a fishery which includes muskellunge, northern pike, bass, and various panfish - all of the streams in the watershed are listed as trout waters. The watershed is heavily forested with some wetlands, and shows very little development. Only two small communities exist in the watershed, Oxbo and Kennedy, and a few cabins along the Lower North Fork. There are no dams on the North Fork of the Flambeau River in this watershed, but flows in the river are influenced by dam operation upstream.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Lower North Fork Flambeau River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

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

Date  2010

Wildlife and Habitat

The entire Flambeau River system provides significant habitat for aquatic endangered resources. The Lower North Fork, however, has a lower diversity of odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) than is to be expected for this segment of the river.

Date  1996

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Connors Lake
Status
Complete

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Copapi Ais Control: This project includes three lakes (Connors, Papoose and Lake of the Pines). An Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan was approved by the Department in July of 2008 and adopted by the Lake Association. This grant will be used to implement AIS control measures as identified in the plan.

Project goals include: 1) Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) growth is kept to a minimum level in Connors Lake; 2) EWM does not establish and spread into Papoose Lake or Lake of the Pines; 3) The growth and spread of Curly leaf pondweed is minimized in Connors Lake; 4) No new AIS are introduced and established in our lakes; 5) The lakes' diverse native plant communities are preserved; 6) Lake residents understand the importance of native aquatic plants, the means to protect them, and the threat of AIS; 7) Aquatic plant management efforts are carried out in an efficient cost effective manner.

Project deliverables include: 1) Summary reports of pre and post monitoring data; 2) Listing of workshops and presentations; 3) Example newsletter articles; 4) Boat landing monitoring results (dates, volunteer numbers, hours); 5) Watercraft inspection results (data collected); 6) Number of trained citizen watercraft inspectors.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The information collected by the watercraft inspectors should be entered into the department database; 2) The department pre and post monitoring protocol should be followed; 3) Obtain APM permit for any AIS herbicide treatment; 4) Provide annual summary reports (electronic and hard copy) of implementation activities including pre and post monitoring data; 5) Contact Erin Henneger (715-346-4978) and Laura Herman (715-365-8998) at UW-Extension to learn about the Clean Lakes/Clean Waters Program and AIS monitoring programs if you have not done so.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake of the Pines
Status
Complete

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Copapi Ais Control: This project includes three lakes (Connors, Papoose and Lake of the Pines). An Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan was approved by the Department in July of 2008 and adopted by the Lake Association. This grant will be used to implement AIS control measures as identified in the plan.

Project goals include: 1) Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) growth is kept to a minimum level in Connors Lake; 2) EWM does not establish and spread into Papoose Lake or Lake of the Pines; 3) The growth and spread of Curly leaf pondweed is minimized in Connors Lake; 4) No new AIS are introduced and established in our lakes; 5) The lakes' diverse native plant communities are preserved; 6) Lake residents understand the importance of native aquatic plants, the means to protect them, and the threat of AIS; 7) Aquatic plant management efforts are carried out in an efficient cost effective manner.

Project deliverables include: 1) Summary reports of pre and post monitoring data; 2) Listing of workshops and presentations; 3) Example newsletter articles; 4) Boat landing monitoring results (dates, volunteer numbers, hours); 5) Watercraft inspection results (data collected); 6) Number of trained citizen watercraft inspectors.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1) The information collected by the watercraft inspectors should be entered into the department database; 2) The department pre and post monitoring protocol should be followed; 3) Obtain APM permit for any AIS herbicide treatment; 4) Provide annual summary reports (electronic and hard copy) of implementation activities including pre and post monitoring data; 5) Contact Erin Henneger (715-346-4978) and Laura Herman (715-365-8998) at UW-Extension to learn about the Clean Lakes/Clean Waters Program and AIS monitoring programs if you have not done so.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Connors Lake
Status
Complete

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Ais Education, Prevention, & Planning Project: The CoPaPi Assoc. will sponsor an AIS prevention project including public education and monitoring of launches by boat inspections, an aquatic plant survey, and development of an AP Management Plan. The project includes public contact at landings, newsletters, written material distribution, and activities to educate the public about AIS and prevention of spread. An aquatic plant management plan will be developed including whole lake aquatic plant surveys on Connors, Papoose, and Lake of the Pines using the Point Intercept Survey method. Aquatic macrophyte samples will be sent to a herbarium for identification.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Documentation of donated time & services related to grant administration. 2) Agendas of training sessions & workshops. 3) Watercraft inspection report with time & number of people reached; Clean Boats, Clean Water survey data will be entered on the CB/CW database. 4) Aquatic plant survey report including graphs & maps. 5) Minutes of meetings indicating changes to local ordinances were reviewed. 6) Examples of articles or newsletters. 7) Aquatic Plant Management Plan. 8) AIS materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact proper DNR authorities in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope is intended to summarize the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede the application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive paper and electronic copies of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Connors Lake
Status
Complete

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Connors Lake & Lake Of The Pines Ais Prevention: CO/PA/PI Voluntary Lake Association is sponsoring a 4-yr project to conduct AIS monitoring and update the APM plan for the three lakes.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant survey & bed mapping results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, and an updated APM plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Point Intercept plant survey on Lake of the Pines & Papoose Lake; 3) Watercraft inspections, including Landing Blitz participation; 4) AIS education & monitoring; 5) Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APM) update.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS.

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 Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake of the Pines
Status
Complete

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Ais Education, Prevention, & Planning Project: The CoPaPi Assoc. will sponsor an AIS prevention project including public education and monitoring of launches by boat inspections, an aquatic plant survey, and development of an AP Management Plan. The project includes public contact at landings, newsletters, written material distribution, and activities to educate the public about AIS and prevention of spread. An aquatic plant management plan will be developed including whole lake aquatic plant surveys on Connors, Papoose, and Lake of the Pines using the Point Intercept Survey method. Aquatic macrophyte samples will be sent to a herbarium for identification.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Documentation of donated time & services related to grant administration. 2) Agendas of training sessions & workshops. 3) Watercraft inspection report with time & number of people reached; Clean Boats, Clean Water survey data will be entered on the CB/CW database. 4) Aquatic plant survey report including graphs & maps. 5) Minutes of meetings indicating changes to local ordinances were reviewed. 6) Examples of articles or newsletters. 7) Aquatic Plant Management Plan. 8) AIS materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact proper DNR authorities in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope is intended to summarize the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede the application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive paper and electronic copies of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lake of the Pines
Status
Proposed

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Connors Lake & Lake Of The Pines Ais Prevention: CO/PA/PI Voluntary Lake Association is sponsoring a 4-yr project to conduct AIS monitoring and update the APM plan for the three lakes.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant survey & bed mapping results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, and an updated APM plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Point Intercept plant survey on Lake of the Pines & Papoose Lake; 3) Watercraft inspections, including Landing Blitz participation; 4) AIS education & monitoring; 5) Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APM) update.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS.

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 Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Ais Education, Prevention, & Planning Project: The CoPaPi Assoc. will sponsor an AIS prevention project including public education and monitoring of launches by boat inspections, an aquatic plant survey, and development of an AP Management Plan. The project includes public contact at landings, newsletters, written material distribution, and activities to educate the public about AIS and prevention of spread. An aquatic plant management plan will be developed including whole lake aquatic plant surveys on Connors, Papoose, and Lake of the Pines using the Point Intercept Survey method. Aquatic macrophyte samples will be sent to a herbarium for identification.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Documentation of donated time & services related to grant administration. 2) Agendas of training sessions & workshops. 3) Watercraft inspection report with time & number of people reached; Clean Boats, Clean Water survey data will be entered on the CB/CW database. 4) Aquatic plant survey report including graphs & maps. 5) Minutes of meetings indicating changes to local ordinances were reviewed. 6) Examples of articles or newsletters. 7) Aquatic Plant Management Plan. 8) AIS materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact proper DNR authorities in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope is intended to summarize the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede the application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive paper and electronic copies of the final report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2002
Waters Involved
Butternut Lake
Status
Complete

Price County: Lmi-Phase Ii Butternut Wq Assessment/Modeling: The Price County Land Conservation Dept will sponsor a project which will collect all needed data to create a response model for Butternut Lake including a water budget, detailed phosphorus budget, lake water quality modeling and evaluation of groundwater impacts. Deliverables will include all data collected and a final report summarizing the findings.

DNR will be provided with a copy of reports and publications produced in both written and electronic (PDF) format. DNR will also be provided with a summary of all the efforts under this grant that are not included in reports or other written documents.


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
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
4/15/2015
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
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
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
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Pixley Flowage
Status
Complete

Price County: Acq-Price County-Smith Lake Land Acquisition: Price County will acquire 93.5 acres of land with 6,800 feet of undeveloped frontage on Smith Lake, a flowage of the Flambeau River.


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
9/1/2006
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
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Connors Lake
Status
Complete

Co/Pa/Pi Voluntary Lake Association: Do Meter & Monitoring: Long term Dissolved oxygen monitoring will take place on Connors Lake for the Self Help Monitoring Program.

The project includes the following goals:
1. More efficient and less time consuming for volunteer (Connor's lake is 80+ feet deep).
2. Allow for testing of DO at more frequent intervals to develop a more comprehensive profile.
3. Increase accuracy of testing.
4. Allow for rapid testing of multiple sites following large-scale herbicide treatments of EWM.
5. Establish DO profiles to assist WDNR biologists in determining if Connor's lake is a candidate for a two story fishery.

Project deliverables include:
1. Proof that the meter was purchased.

Specific conditions for this Project:
1. DO profile data should be to Jeff Scheirer, Fishery Biologist in Park Falls.
2. The information collected by the Self-help monitor should be entered into the department database.


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Lac Sault Dore
Status
Complete

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Musser Flowage
Status
Complete

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


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

Price County: Weger Streambank Protection, Elk River: Price County is sponsoring a project to restore 250 feet of shoreline habitat along the Elk River. There is an unstable 25 foot face that is actively eroding and needs to be stabilized. Fish, wildlife habitat and water quality will be improved.

Project goals: 1) Reduce sediment and nutrient delivery; 2) Reduce instream sedimentation to improve fish spawning habitat; 3) Restore shore land habitat for wildlife; 4) Improve water quality; 5) Protect existing resources.

Project deliverables is a final report that includes: 1) Documentation that the project was completed; 2) Copies of final engineering plans; 3) Before and after photo documentation.

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


Monitoring & Projects

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

Grants and Management Projects
Lower North Fork Flambeau River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Ashwaubenon - Coronis Pond
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin´┐Żs waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the municipality will construct/install a wet detention pond to remedy discharges of total suspended solids in urban runoff entering waters of the state.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
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 Baseline Survey
 
Date
Status
WRM should continue ambient monitoring at the Flambeau River stations near the Flambeau Mine.
1/1/2010
Proposed
 
Lower North Fork Flambeau River WatershedWatershed History Note