Watershed - Upper Little Wolf River (WR07)
Upper Little Wolf River Watershed

Details

The Upper Little Wolf River watershed is in Marathon, Portage, Shawano and Waupaca Counties and is 171 square miles. This watershed includes 61 miles of the Little Wolf River and its tributaries above the Big Falls Dam. The Winnebago Comprehensive Management Plan lists the Upper Little Wolf River watershed as a "medium" priority for watershed selection due to local significant animal waste problems and a soil erosion rate of 2.2 tons per acre per year. Data for the Wolf River Basin indicates that habitat deterioration occurs from streambank pasturing and cropland runoff. The soils, geology and other physical resources of the entire watershed indicate it is highly susceptible to groundwater contamination by poor land use practices (WDNR and WGNHS, 1987).

Date  2001

Nonpoint and Point Sources

Prime Veal is the only industrial point source discharger and Rosholt Sewer Commission is the only municipal point source discharger in the Upper Little Wolf River Watershed.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Upper Little Wolf River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Upper Little Wolf River watershed is located primarily in the Forest Transition Ecological Landscape which lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
9/1/2011
Waters Involved
Lake Helen
Status
Complete

Lake Helen Lake P & R District: Helen-Ewm: The Lake Helen Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to form a Rapid Response Team to coordinate the treatment and monitoring of Eurasian Watermilfoil on Lake Helen in Portage County. Other project elements to include: Clean Boats Clean Water activities.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2012
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Nebagamon Lake Association, Inc.: Education, Planning & Prevention Of Ais: The Nebagamon Lake Association is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at the public boat landing, lake resident education, information distribution, and monitoring for invasive aquatic plants around Lake Nebagamon.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the project including a watercraft inspection and lake monitoring report detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of public education and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Report on public outreach including copies of educational materials and mailings paid by this grant;5) Report on AIS lake monitoring results including observations of any detected AIS with appropriate maps.

Special project conditions: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species is found.

This scope summarizes details 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 Lake/AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide Lake Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


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

Lake Helen Lake P & R District: Lake Helen Lake P & R District 2019 Cbcw: Lake Helen Lake P & R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2019 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE HELEN (PUBLIC).


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

Lake Helen Lake P & R District: Lake Helen Lake P & R District 2020 Cbcw: Lake Helen Lake P & R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2020 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE HELEN (PUBLIC, N/A).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Big Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 7: Marathon County proposes to continue toward completion of its Phase II efforts to classify 11 lakes in eastern Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Develop lake management plans, 2) Establish planning committees, 3) Review and revise shoreland zoning ordinance, 4) Hold one-day water forum, and 5) Develop guide for Zoning Board of Adjustment members.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Big Eau Pleine Reservoir
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Marathon County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Big Eau Pleine River
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Marathon County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


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

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
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
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Jordan Pond
Status
Complete

Portage County Lcd: Lco-Portage Lakes Class 3: Portage County seeks to implement Phase 3 of its lake management planning efforts for 17 lakes in Portage County to help facilitate county-wide lake protection planning. Major project elements to include: 1) individual lake resident/user surveys and plan development, 2) web-based reporting system, 3) build-out assessment and predictive modeling, 4) development of guide for local boards and commissions, 5) final project report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Keller Lake
Status
Complete

Waupaca County: Acq-Keller Lake Land Acquisition: Waupaca County proposes to purchase 36 acres of unimproved property located adjacent to Keller Lake for conservancy purposes.

(The metes and bounds survey of this property indicates 57 acres of property, which includes acreage under Keller Lake: 21 acres. This entire purchase includes taking title of this 21 acres of lake bed. The valuation, however, does not include this 21 acres of lake bed because it has no value.)


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/27/1996
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Acq-Loon Lake Land Acquisition - Bertrand Property: The Loon Lake Wescott Management District will acquire 89.25 acres of primarily lowland with approximately 1/2 mile of frontage on Loon Lake. The district will maintain the land in a wild and natural condition to protect the water quality of Loon Lake. Eligible costs include acuqisition of the parcel, appraisal, and recording fees.


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

Loon Lake Management District: Acq-Loon Lake Land Acquisition: The Loon Lake Wescott Management District proposes to purchase 32.1 acres of vacantland with approximately 1/4 mile of frontage on Loon Lake. The Management District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/12/2010
Waters Involved
Mission Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 2: Marathon County proposes to conduct detailed studies of 11 lakes in the Eastern part of Marathon County for the purpose of classifying them and developing plans for their future management. major project elements in this phased project include: 1) data collection, 2) outreach, 3) management planning and 4) plan implementation.


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

North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc.: Acq-Mission Lake - Waypost Camp: North Central Conservancy Trust plans to purchase a conservation easement on the Waypost Camp property on Mission Lake to protect the water quality of Mission Lake. The easement will prohibit future disturbance within a Shore Buffer Zone, require restrictions on future building and preserve archeological resources. The easement will cover approximately 88 acres and will protect the shoreline in perpetuity.

Deliverables include: conservation easement, baseline document and land management plan.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2012
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 5: Marathon County proposes to continue toward completion of its Phase _ efforts to classify 11 lakes in eastern Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Water quality sampling and analysis, 2) Fisheries and aquatic species analysis, 3) Habitat, shoreland and paleolimnological surveys, 4) cultural surveys and outreach, 5) build-out assessment and monitoring.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2012
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 6: Marathon County proposes to continue toward completion of its Phase 1 efforts to classify 11 lakes in eastern Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Water quality sampling and analysis, 2) Fisheries and aquatic species analysis, 3) Habitat, shoreland and paleolimnological surveys, 4) Cultural surveys and outreach, 5) Build-out assessment and monitoring.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Onland Lake
Status
Complete

Portage County Lcd: Lco-Portage Lakes Class 1: The Portage Co. Land Conservation Dept. proposes to conduct a series of studies to help shape the management of 28 Portage County lakes, and to help local planners in the development of land use regulations in the vicinity of these lakes. Major project elements to include: 1) Citizen surveys, 2) Planning meetings, 3) I&E, including web-based reports and access to data, 4) Development of a menu of management options, 5) Baseline Land-use Inventory, 6) Calculation of build-out impacts based on existing regulatory framework, 7) Development of guide for local planners.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Pickerel Lake
Status
Complete

Portage County Lcd: Lco-Portage Lakes Class 2: The Portage Co. Land Conservation Dept. proposes to conduct a series of studies to help shape the management of 28 Portage County lakes, and to help local planners in the development of land use regulations in the vicinity of these lakes. Major project elements to include: 1) Citizen surveys, 2) Planning meetings, 3) I&E, including web-based reports and access to data, 4) Development of a menu of management options, 5) Baseline Land-use Inventory, 6) Calculation of build-out impacts based on existing regulatory framework, 7) Development of guide for local planners.


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

Portage County Lcd: Res_Portage County Restore: Portage County proposes to offer technical assistance and other coordination and outreach services to citizens involved in the development of lake management plans and the implementation of shoreland restorartion practices on their riparian properties. Major project elements to include outreach and coordination.


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

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
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
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Plover River
Status
Complete

Portage County Lcd: Lco-Portage Lakes Class 3: Portage County seeks to implement Phase 3 of its lake management planning efforts for 17 lakes in Portage County to help facilitate county-wide lake protection planning. Major project elements to include: 1) individual lake resident/user surveys and plan development, 2) web-based reporting system, 3) build-out assessment and predictive modeling, 4) development of guide for local boards and commissions, 5) final project report.


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

Town Of Belle Plaine: Acq-Town Of Belle Plaine Land Acquisition (Stieg): The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to purchase 10 acres of land known as the Stieg parcel.


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

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
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
7/1/2005
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano County: Lmi-Shawano Lake Diagnostic Feasibility Study: Shawano County proposes to conduct a diagnostic and feasibility study to better understand the ecosystem of Shawano Lake and its watershed, to educate and inform the public about this ecosystem, to establish a management partnership to identify appropriate management options, and to implement a management strategy. The objectives of the study include: determine the current water quality in Shawano Lake, understand how/where watershed land uses impact water quality, identify the importance of internal sources of phosphorus, assess the influence of aquatic plants on lake water quality, foster a cooperative and active community focused on Shawano Lake and its watershed, develop community and agency agreement on effective management options, and implement the management strategy. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 28, 2005.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/12/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 2: Marathon County proposes to conduct detailed studies of 11 lakes in the Eastern part of Marathon County for the purpose of classifying them and developing plans for their future management. major project elements in this phased project include: 1) data collection, 2) outreach, 3) management planning and 4) plan implementation.


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

North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc.: Acq-Mission Lake - Waypost Camp: North Central Conservancy Trust plans to purchase a conservation easement on the Waypost Camp property on Mission Lake to protect the water quality of Mission Lake. The easement will prohibit future disturbance within a Shore Buffer Zone, require restrictions on future building and preserve archeological resources. The easement will cover approximately 88 acres and will protect the shoreline in perpetuity.

Deliverables include: conservation easement, baseline document and land management plan.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
Wilson Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano County: Acq-Kluck Land Acquisition On Wilson Lake: Shawano County proposes to purchase 71 acres of land known as the Kluck parcel on Wilson Lake for conservancy purposes.


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

Portage County Lcd: Lmi-Portage Lake Nutrients: The Portage Co. Land Conservation Dept. proposes to continue its funding of a nutrient management educator position to work with agricultural producers to reduce phosphorus inputs into the Upper Wisconsin River watershed and associated flowages.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2008
Waters Involved
Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49
Status
Complete

Portage County Lcd: Lmi-Portage Lake Nutrients: The Portage Co. Land Conservation Dept. proposes to continue its funding of a nutrient management educator position to work with agricultural producers to reduce phosphorus inputs into the Upper Wisconsin River watershed and associated flowages.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Wolf River - Unnamed Horseshoe
Status
Complete

Wolf River Preservation Association: Lmi-Wolf River Erosion Control Project: The Wolf River Preservation Association proposes to conduct a project to restore two stream bank erosion areas extending a combined 1,000 linear feet along the main channel of the Wolf River. The project will reduce sediment loading, improve riparian habitat and provide potential fish spawning habitat.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/25/1993
Waters Involved
Keller Lake
Status
Complete

Waupaca County: Keller Lake Management Planning: Assemble and review existing information on the lake and its watershed to determine what additional information needs to be obtained on water quality and land use nutrient imputs. Conduct water quality monitoring for parameters and on schedule as described in the application. Conduct aquatic plant survey.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Klondike Creek
Status
Complete

Portage County Lcd: Tree Lake Partners - Plan: The Portage County Land Conservation Department proposes to provide grant funding and assistance to help Tree Lake residents develop a greater sense of community and explore establishment of a lake association or district. Major project elements to include: 1) Planning meetings and events, 2) Lakes Convention participation, 2) development of Web site and other I&E materials, 3) installation of rain barrels and other shoreland restoration practices for education/demonstration purposes


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Helen
Status
Complete

Lake Helen Lake P & R District: Lake Helen Plan: The Lake Helen PRD proposes to develop a lake plan for Lake Helen in Portage Co. Major project elements to include: 1) Plan Committee meetings, 2) Public Survey, 3) Training and presentations, 4) Plan development and distribution, 5) Final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Tree Lake
Status
Complete

Portage County Lcd: Tree Lake Partners - Plan: The Portage County Land Conservation Department proposes to provide grant funding and assistance to help Tree Lake residents develop a greater sense of community and explore establishment of a lake association or district. Major project elements to include: 1) Planning meetings and events, 2) Lakes Convention participation, 2) development of Web site and other I&E materials, 3) installation of rain barrels and other shoreland restoration practices for education/demonstration purposes


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Klondike Creek
Status
Complete

Tree Lake Association: Developing An Apm Plan For Tree Lake: Purpose: The Tree Lake Association is sponsoring a Lake Management Planning project to develop an APM plan for the purpose of macrophyte management. The project will use PI data collected by WDNR in 2016.

Project activities include: data analysis, macrophyte mapping, community engagement, meetings

Project deliverables: All data collected, agendas and minutes from meetings, WDNR approved Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Special conditions: Draft sociological/user must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated. APM plan needs Department review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of APM plan, and all data and maps from the project.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Tree Lake
Status
Complete

Tree Lake Association: Developing An Apm Plan For Tree Lake: Purpose: The Tree Lake Association is sponsoring a Lake Management Planning project to develop an APM plan for the purpose of macrophyte management. The project will use PI data collected by WDNR in 2016.

Project activities include: data analysis, macrophyte mapping, community engagement, meetings

Project deliverables: All data collected, agendas and minutes from meetings, WDNR approved Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Special conditions: Draft sociological/user must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated. APM plan needs Department review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of APM plan, and all data and maps from the project.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Tree Lake Association: Developing An Apm Plan For Tree Lake: Purpose: The Tree Lake Association is sponsoring a Lake Management Planning project to develop an APM plan for the purpose of macrophyte management. The project will use PI data collected by WDNR in 2016.

Project activities include: data analysis, macrophyte mapping, community engagement, meetings

Project deliverables: All data collected, agendas and minutes from meetings, WDNR approved Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Special conditions: Draft sociological/user must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated. APM plan needs Department review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of APM plan, and all data and maps from the project.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
10/18/2000
Waters Involved
Little Wolf River
Status
Complete

Waupaca County: Lower Little Wolf Water Quality Evaluation: Waupaca County proposes to conduct a Water Quality Evaluation of the Lower Little Wolf River. Project deliverables will include water sampling, collect precip data and base flow water samples at 13 separate sites to determine if water quality problems are related to groundwater or runoff issues; analyse and interpret data collected in a final report; conduct public meetings to summarize water quality data, give a watershed status report and seek public interest in forming a river group.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2003
Waters Involved
Little Wolf River
Status
Complete

Ne Wisconsin Land Trust: Lt Wolf Headwaters Community Conservation Initiative: Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust (NEWLT) will oversee the Little Wolf Headwaters Community Initiative in a continued effort to protect and restore the resources within the Upper Little Wolf and South Branch of the Little Wolf Rivers in Waupaca and Portage Counties. Project goals and objectives include identify, cultivate and respond to conservation opportunities; encourage a locus of integrated resource inventory, protection, restoration, monitoring and management activities, cultivate conservation easements and other permanent protection strategies on priority riparian lands, initiate a land registry program, connect land registry participants with resource professionals, support development of a conservation buyer program. Results will be publicized through meetings of the Community Conservation Partnership, quarterly updates in NEWLT's newsletter, and through local media. A summary report will be written and copies provided to the Planning Partners, the Department of Natural Resources River Protection Program, all other major funders and those who request copies.


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
Upper Little Wolf River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca County NOD
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: install permanent best management practices to address discharges from the landower's operation.
9/19/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Portage County Manure Storage
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; and a barnyard runoff control system.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Rothschild - Stormwater Management Plan Update
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance; updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development; other updated ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area; updated storm water management plan for the entire developed urban area; and an updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca County Little Wolf River - Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a barnyard runoff control system; roof runoff systems; a waste transfer system; and a milking center waste control systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca County Pigeon Lake - Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a manure storage system closure; a waste transfer system; and a milking center waste control systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Portage TMDL Stormwater Planning
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance; updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development; other new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area; updated storm water management plan for the entire developed urban area; and an updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca County Little Wolf River - Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a manure storage system closure; diversions; underground outlets; a waste transfer system; and a milking center waste control systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Shawano County Nonpoint Source BMPs
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant.
11/10/2017
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca Wellhead Protection - Animal Waste Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system, roofing, and barnyard runoff control system to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca County Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure management project.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca County Maple Creek - Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system, a barnyard runoff control system, diversions, a waste transfer system, and a milking center waste control system to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Fenwood Creek Watershed Project
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: agricultural nonpoint sources of pollution through the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) addressing sediment and nutrient loading and to address violations of the NR 151 Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions relating to: sheet, rill, and wind erosion; tillage setback; manure storage facilities-new/significant alterations; manure storage facilities-closure; manure storage facilities-existing failing/leaking; process wastewater handling; clean water diversions; nutrient management; prevention of overflow from manure storage facilities; prevention of direct runoff from a feedlot or stored manure into waters of the state; prevention of unlimited livestock access to waters of the state; and remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Waupaca County Manure Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system, a barnyard runoff control system, diversions, roof runoff systems, underground outlets, a waste transfer system, and a milking center waste control system.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marathon County Barnyard Runoff Control Project
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a barnyard runoff control system, critical area stabilization, diversions, heavy use area protection, roofing, roof runoff systems, and underground outlets.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Stevens Point Stormwater Mgmt Plan Updates
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will cost share updates to the city's storm water management plan to assist the city to comply with expected Wisconsin River TMDL wasteload allocations for TP and TSS and recent changes to NR 151. Activities will include modeling, ordinance updates, a feasibility study for BMP retrofits, and site assessments for proposed BMPs, including environmental hazard, wetland, cultural resource, and endangered and threatened species evaluations.
1/1/2014
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Eau Pleine Flowage Priority Restoration Followup Monitoring
Date
Status
Monitoring - the Department started a multi-year water quality study in 2009 to develop a TMDL for the river and flowage. Big Eau Pleine Reservoir is a 6348 acre lake located in Marathon County.
1/1/2013
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Big Eau Pleine TMDL
Date
Status
The Big Eau Pleine Flowage is listed on the Federal 303 (d) list for violations of the state dissolved oxygen and pH water quality standards. The Big Eau Pleine River is also on the list for dissolved oxygen levels below the water quality standard. Both listings are a result of excessive nutrient loading, primarily phosphorus, to the river and flowage.
1/1/2013
In Progress
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Documents
 
Water Quality Modeling
City-Wide Water Quality Model Update and BMP Feasibility
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: water quality model, BMP feasibility analysis.
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Upper Little Wolf River WatershedWatershed History Note