Programs & Services

Agriculture / farmer assistance
Cost share program
Private Forest Land Assistance
Groundwater
Invasive species programs 

--- CBCW watercraft inspections

--- 2014 AIS Partners meeting
Lake organizations 
Shoreland management 
Wildlife programs 
Youth activities


 

Agriculture / farmer assistance

---Manure Runoff Risk Advisory news bulletin 
---Manure Runoff Risk Advisory audio

---Grazing Management – For excellent online sources and information about managed grazing:


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Cost share program
What is the Cost Share Funding Program?

---Vilas County Conservation Cost Share Program Application Form

---Who is eligible for the Cost Share program? 

---What are the landowners' responsibilities with the Cost Share Program?

---What portions of a Cost Share Project are or are not eligible for reimbursement?

 

Cost Share Program Forms:
---Cost share brochure

--- Cost share 2013 program explanation

--- Cost share fee schedule

--- Cost share service fee agreement

--- Conservation practice standards

--- Program application

--- Example contract

--- Example Operation & Maintenence form

--- Contractor List

--- Private property access permission form

--- Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards
----- 1 - Clearing 
----- 2 - Excavation
----- 3 - Earthfill 
----- 4 - Concrete
----- 5 - Pollution Control 
----- 6 - Currugated Metal Pipe Conduits 
----- 7 - Mobilization and Demobilization 
----- 8 - Drainfill
----- 9 - Rock Riprap
----- 10 - Fences
----- 12 - Cathodic Protection
----- 13 - Geotextiles
----- 14 - Timber Fabrication and Installation 
----- 15 - Plastic Pipe Conduits
----- 16 - Stream Clearing and Snagging 
----- 17 - Wire Mesh Gabions and Mattresses 
----- 18 - Sack or Tubular Gabions
----- 19 - Well Abandonment/Decommissioning
----- 20 - Soil Bioengineering
----- 21 - Structural Measures for Streambanks and Shorelines 
----- 22 - Temp Wave Barriers (Breakwaters) 
----- 23 - Aluminum or Steel Roof Gutters
----- 24 - Construction Surveys
----- 26 - Topsoiling
----- 44 - Corrugated Polyethylene Tubing
----- 100 - Poultry Carcass Composter
----- 200 - Grouted Rock Riprap
----- 201 - Steel Sheet Piling 
----- 202 - Polyethylene Geomembrane Lining
----- 203 - Geosynthetic Clay Liner
----- 204 - Earthfill for Waste Storage Facilities 
----- 300 - Clay Liner

 

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Private Forest Land Assistance

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Groundwater

 

 

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Invasive species programs

What are "Invasive Species"? 
From the U.S. Forest Service Website: "Thousands of non-native invasive plants, insects, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, pathogens, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have infested hundreds of millions of acres of land and water across the Nation, causing massive disruptions in ecosystem function, reducing biodiversity, and degrading ecosystem health in our Nation’s forests, prairies, mountains, wetlands, rivers, and oceans. Invasive organisms affect the health of not only the Nation’s forests and rangelands but also of wildlife, livestock, fish, and humans."

 

Wisconsin's 2010-2012 AIS Report ot the Legislature

From WI Statutes, chapter 23: ...non-indigenous species whose introduction causes, or is likely to cause, economic harm, environmental harm or harm to human health.

Vilas County's Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Vilas County's Aquatic Invasive Species Program

Vilas County's Terrestrial Invasive Species Program

Aquatic Invasive Species:

Species information:

--- Asian clam

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Banded mystery snail

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Big eared radix

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Brazilian waterweed

----- MIPN fact sheer

 

--- Brittle naiad

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Brittle water nymph

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Chinese mystery snail

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D


--- Curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) 
----- WDNR Fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D
----- 
WI waters with CLP

----- Vilas waters with CLP

 

---Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM)
----- WDNR fact sheet

----- MIPN fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D
----- WI waters with EWM

----- Vilas waters with EWM

 

--- European frogbit

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- European waterclover

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Faucet snail

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Flowering rush

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

----- Fact sheet, Vilas Land & Water Conservation Dept.

 

--- Garden loosestrife

----- Fact sheet, Vilas Land & Water Conservation Dept.

 

--- Hydrilla 
----- WDNR fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

----- MIPN fact sheet
----- WDNR photo gallery

 

--- Indian swampweed

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Japanese knotweed

----- WDNR fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

--- New Zealand mudsnail

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Parrot feather

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Phragmites

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

----- Fact sheet, Vilas Land & Water Conservation Dept.

----- WDNR control methods

 

--- Pond water starwort

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Purple loosestrife
----- WDNR fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D
----- WDNR photo gallery 
----- WDNR bio-control

 

--- Rainbow smelt (RS)
----- WDNR fact sheet 

----- Suitability map
----- UW Limnology

 

--- Reed manna grass

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Rusty crayfish

----- WDNR fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

----- WI waters with RC

----- Vilas waters with RC

----- Suitability map
----- UW Limnology


--- Spiny waterflea (SWF)
----- WDNR fact sheet
----- WI waters with SWF 

----- Vilas waters with SWF
----- UW Limnology

 

--- Starry stonewort

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Swamp stonecrop

----- MIPN fact shet

 

--- Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) 
----- WDNR rules 
----- WDNR news

 

--- Water chestnut

----- MIPN fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Water hyacinth

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Water lettuce

----- MIPN fact sheet

 

--- Yellow floating heart

----- MIPN fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

 

--- Yellow iris

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D

----- Fact sheet, Vilas Land & Water Conservation Dept

 

--- Zebra Mussels (ZM) 
----- WDNR fact sheet

----- Fact sheet, Skawinski, Golden Sands RC&D
----- WI waters with ZM

----- Vilas waters with ZM
----- Suitability map 
----- UW Limnology

 

 

Vilas County AIS Partnership

 

WDNR Grant programs

----- AIS grant ranking criteria

------------ Established Population Control grants (revised 2012)

------------ Education, Planning & Prevention grants (revised 2012)

 

2014 Clean Boats Clean Waters Data Summaries: The following doucments reflect the 2014 CBCW data on SWIMS as of September 22, 2014. Data entered in SWIMS after that date are not included in summaries

--- All vilas county landings combined

---------- Number of boats observed per hour, per landing

---------- Number of boats observed per hour, per weekday

---------- Number of boats observed per day of week

---------- Number of CBCW hours per landing

---------- Number of cbcw hours per weekday

--- Individual landings

---------- Allequash Lake

---------- Anvil Lake

---------- Ballard Lake

---------- Big Muskellunge Lake (landing at Hwy N)

---------- Big Arbor Vitae Lake (landing off Big Arbor Vitae Drive)

---------- Big Lake (landing at campground off Hwy P)

---------- Big Lake (landing off Hwy K)

---------- Big Portage Lake

---------- Big Sand Lake

---------- Big St. Germain Lake

---------- Black Oak Lake

---------- Boot Lake

---------- Catfish Lake

---------- Clear Lake

---------- Crab Lake

---------- Deerskin Lake (landing off North Star Road)

---------- Eagle Lake

---------- Fence Lake

---------- Found Lake

---------- Gunlock/Shibebogama Lakes (landing on Gunlock)

---------- Hunter Lake

---------- Irving Lake

---------- Kentuck Lake (landing at USFS campground)

---------- Kentuck Lake (Town landing)

---------- Laura Lake

---------- Little Arbor Vitae Lake

---------- Little Crawling Stone Lake

---------- Little John Lake

---------- Little St. Germain Lake

---------- Long Lake

---------- Lost Lake

---------- Lac Vieux Desert Lake (Thunder Bay Landing)

---------- Muskellunge Lake (Cloverland)

---------- North Trout Lake

---------- North Twin Lake

---------- Pioneer Lake

---------- Plum Lake (landing off Razorback Road)

---------- Presque Isle Lake (landing at Wildnerness Park)

---------- Razorback Lake

---------- Rest Lake

---------- Smoky Lake

---------- Snipe Lake

---------- South Twin Lake

---------- Star Lake (East campground)

---------- Star Lake (West campground)

---------- Trout Lake

---------- Upper Buckatabon Lake

---------- Van Vliet Lake

---------- White Sand Lake (landing off Hwy H)

---------- Yellow Birch Lake

 

 

2014 AIS Partners 10 year review meeting: 2014 marked the 10th year of the Vilas County AIS Partnership. A public meeting was convened on the afternoon of September 25 at the Boulder Junction Community Center at which Ted Ritter, Vilas County Invasive Species Coordinator, presented a thee hour review of how the AIS Partnership came to be, who the list of partners has grown to include, the accomplishments of the past decade and expectations for the future. While to presentation was too extensive to post on this website in its entirety, the following links are offered to some of the main points covered during the presentation and audience discussion:

 

--- Introductory slide

--- Clean Boats Clean Waters 10 year history data review

---------- Hours chart

---------- Boats observed chart

---------- People contacted chart

---------- 2014 data summary

--- AIS and Lake Planning grants

---------- Awards history

---------- Grant usage summary

--- AIS priority species (EWM, CLP & SWF)

---------- History of findings by lake

---------- Pre and post 2004 lake count summary

---------- Spiny water flea spread map

--- Weed control (EWM & CLP)

---------- Control costs summary

---------- Weed control past and present

--- Program support by towns

---------- Summary of town support

---------- Sumary of municipally sponsored lake studies and proactive lake management planning

--- Noteworth creative partnering examples

---------- Eagle River chained lakes

---------- Manitowish Waters chained lakes

---------- Harris Lake and Town of Winchester

---------- Lac du Flambeau and Bear River Watershed

--- Looking forward

---------- What we have learned about weeds and water

---------- Expanding our horizins to understand and protect wetlands

---------------- Vilas wetlands statistics

---------------- Vilas wetlands map

---------------- Understanding wetlands

---------- Can the AIS Partnership be sustained?

---------- 2014 - 2016 County Board

 

 

 

 

 

Vilas County Town Lakes Committees:

Creation of Town Lakes Committees was an early objective of the Vilas County AIS program. With over 1,300 lakes spread across 15 municpilities, subregionalizing the county into managble groups likely to have similar priorities was the objective of town committees.

A county-wide study of property values revealed that, on average, 70% of the county's tax base was waterfront property. Town boards were made aware of the importance of protecting and preserving lakes and encouraged to provide assistance to local lake organizations through creating and supporting Town Lakes Committees as standing advisory groups to town government.

Response to the idea was inconsistant by town boards and lake organizations alike, but many towns were successful in establishing highly effective and very productive lakes committees that have since proven to be the backbone of the county AIS partnership. As a result of these committees, there are now more town boards with lake management issues on their meeting agendas than at any time prior.

WDNR AIS grant awards have become an important aspect of many town lakes committees. A summary of projects and funding awards is provided elsewhere on this page.

 

Watercraft Inspection (Clean Boats, Clean Waters) program:

The intent of the state-wide "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program (originally developed in 2004 as a class project at the Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk Middle School in Oneida County) is to change boater behavior through direct contact with transient boaters at public boat launch sites. The state-wide program is coordinated from the University of Wisconsin, Steven Point at the office of the University of Wisconsin - Extension Lakes.

Vilas County volunteers (more recently augmented with paid personnel) have donated thousands of hours annually inspecting boats and talking to boaters about the importance of good boater hygiene. The collective effort of this program state-wide is credited with raising public awareness of AIS and reducing their spread.

General information about the program can be found by clicking HERE.

Lake by lake, county by county and state-wide historical data reflecting participation in the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program can be found by clicking HERE.

Vilas County recent three year annual CBCW raw data can be found by clicking HERE (SLOW DOWNLOAD).

 

 

WDNR AIS Grants program

The WDNR administers an AIS grant program to the extent that such funding is included in the State biannual budget approved by the Legislature. Between 2004 and 2006, the total statewide AIS grant budget increased from $500,00 to $1,500,000 per year. The 2007-2009 budget made slightly over $4,000,000 available annually to support AIS progrtams state-wide.

For detailed explanations of the WDNR AIS grant program, click HERE.

Vilas County project sponsors have made good use of grant programs. The following summarizes awards since creation of the Vilas County AIS Partnership in 2004.


AIS Planning, Education, Established population control, Early detection response, Research, CBCW grants awarded to Vilas County Sponsors
AEPP-056-07 Town of Washington Limnological Baseline Studies and APM Plans
$30,955.50
ACEI-028-08 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission Eagle River Chain of Lakes AIS Project  
$         75,000.00
ACEI-029-08 Town of Phelps North and South Twin Lakes AIS Control and Prevention Project  
$         70,247.50
ACEI-031-08 Long Lake District Long Lake AIS 5 Year Control Plan  
$         70,900.00
ACEI-036-08 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission Eagle River Chain of Lakes AIS Project - Phase 1: Monitoring and Stakeholder Participation  
$         63,007.20
ACEI-037-08 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission Eagle River Chain of Lakes AIS Project - Phase 1: Treatment Implementation  
$         75,000.00
ACEI-038-08 N and S Twin Lakes Riparian Association N and S Twin Lakes AIS Control and Prevention Project - Phase 1: Treatment Monitoring and Stakeholder Participation  
$         54,435.00
ACEI-039-08 N and S Twin Lakes Riparian Association N and S Twin Lakes AIS Control and Prevention Project - Phase 2: Treatment Implementation  
$         74,996.25
ACEI-046-08 Big Sand Lake POA Big Sand Lake EWM Control  
$         74,212.80
ACEI-050-08 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission Chemical Residual Monitoring Project  
$         23,355.00
ACEI-054-09 Gresham Lakes Assn Gresham Lakes AIS Control & Prevention Proj  
$         68,266.50
ACEI-057-09 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission Eagle River Chain of Lakes AIS Project-Ph 2  
$       146,551.20
ACEI-065-09 Little St Germain Lk P&RD Little St Germain Lake AIS Control Project
$50,000.00
ACEI-069-10 Little St Germain Lake P&R District Little St Germain Lake AIS Control Project
$101,043.98
ACEI-075-10 Unified Lwr Eagle River Chain of Lakes Com. Lwr Eagle River Chain of Lakes AIS Proj-Ph 3
$125,369.19
ACEI-078-10 Big Sand Lake Assoc, Inc Big Sand Lake AIS Control & Prev Proj
$50,939.50
ACEI-079-10 N & S Twin Lakes Riparian Assoc N&S Twin Lakes AIS Control & Prev Proj
$68,730.00
ACEI-084-10 UW-Madison Center for Limnology Whole-Lake Mixing to Remove Invasive Rainbow Smelt in Wisconsin
$143,000.00
ACEI-085-11 Unified Lwr Eagle River Chain of Lks Commission Eagle River Chain of Lakes AIS Project - Phase 4
$136,507.13
ACEI-103-12 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission Eagle River Chain of Lakes AIS Proj.-Ph 5
$90,508.11
ACEI-106-12 Boot Lake Assoc., Inc. Boot Lake AIS Control and Prevention Project
$24,397.00
ACEI-121-12 Bd of Regents-UW System Whole-lake mixing to remove invasive rainbow smelt in Crystal Lake, WI Phase 2
$90,148.00
ACEI-136-13 North & South Twin Lakes Riparian Assoc AIS Control and Prevention Project
$20,695.00
ACEI-141-13 Board of Regents of the UW System Whole-lake Mixing to Remove Invasive Rainbow Smelt in Crystal Lake, WI
$147,027.75
ACEI-144-14 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission Eagle River Chain of Lakes 2014-2015 AIS Project
$122,576.66
ACEI-150-14 Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association Lac Vieux Desert Lake AIS Control and Prevention Project
$57,333.33
ACEI-155-14 North and South Twin Lakes Riparian Association North and South Twin Lakes AIS Prevention and Control Project: Hand Harvesting 2014-15
$18,845.00
AEPP-006-05.1 Lac du Flambeau Tribe Lac du Flambeau Lakes AIS Edu, Prevention & Planning Project
-$8,931.00
AEPP-034-06 Town of Manitowish Waters Manitowish Waters AIS Education, Prevention & Planning Project
$25,936.00
AEPP-037-06 Town of Lac du Flambeau AIS Boat Inspection, Education, & Lake Monitoring Project
$14,153.00
AEPP-041-06 Town of St. Germain 2006 Watercraft Inspection/AIS Public Awareness/AIS Lake Monitoring Project
$15,195.00
AEPP-043-06 Town of Washington Clean Boats/Clean Waters Training
$1,150.00
AEPP-048-06 Town of Cloverland Cloverland Boat Landing Inspections for AIS
$4,987.00
AEPP-077-07 Tn of St. Germain AIS Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection  
$           8,775.00
AEPP-078-07 Tn of Manitowish Waters AIS Education, Planning and Prevention Project  
$         16,816.00
AEPP-081-07 Tn of Winchester AIS Community Awareness  
$           3,800.00
AEPP-083-07 Tn of Lac du Flambeau AIS Watercraft Inspection, Education and Lake Monitoring Project  
$         20,393.00
AEPP-104-08 Long Lake Property Owners Association Long Lake AIS Monitoring & Edu Project  
$           2,500.00
AEPP-122-08 Town of Presque Isle Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee APM Plans  
$         45,255.00
AEPP-123-08 Town of Boulder Junction Gresham Lakes 2008 EWM Treatment Monitoring  
$           6,072.00
AEPP-129-08 Town of St. Germain AIS Education, Prevention and Planning Project  
$         14,000.00
AEPP-130-08 Town of Lac du Flambeau AIS Education, Prevention and Planning Project  
$         33,666.00
AEPP-141-08 Town of Manitowish Waters AIS Education, Prevention and Planning Project  
$         12,529.00
AEPP-142-13 Vilas County Land and water Conserv   AIS Project
$100,000.00
AEPP-148-08 Black Oak Lake Riparian Owners Association, Inc. AIS Education, Prevention and Planning Project  
$         21,021.42
AEPP-163-08 Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Invasive Species Initiative  
$         52,500.00
AEPP-180-09 Town of Plum Lake Town of Plum Lake AIS Education Project  
$           4,226.25
AEPP-185-09 Town of Presque Isle Presque Isle AIS Public Awareness, Edu & Prevention Project  
$         12,919.04
AEPP-188-09 Cloverland Town Lks Comm. Town of Cloverland Lakes Mgt Planning Project
$138,268.54
AEPP-191-09 Town of Lac du Flambeau Lac du Flambeau AIS CB/CW, Edu & Monitoring Project
$44,708.00
AEPP-216-10 Town of Presque Isle Presque Isle Wilderness Waters Program
$100,000.00
AEPP-223-10 Eagle River Chain of Lakes Assoc Eagle Chain of Lakes CB/CW Coord Prgm
$5,284.50
AEPP-231-10 Town of Lac du Flambeau Lac du Flambeau AIS Watercraft Inspec, Edu & Monitoring Proj
$22,000.00
AEPP-261-11 Vilas County L&W Cons. Committee Vilas County AIS Ed,Prev,Plan Project
$101,385.00
AEPP-305-11 Bd. of Regents of the U.W. System Tolerance of Air Exposure & its Impacts on Dispersal of AIS
$41,040.00
AEPP-351-12 N. Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Chain of Lks Mngmt Planning Proj - Island, Spider and Rice Creek
$49,983.87
AEPP-374-13 N. Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Chain of Lakes AIS & Mgmnt Planning Project 
$32,278.92
AEPP-385-13 North Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Chain of Lakes Management Planning and AIS Project
$33,184.00
AEPP-388-13 Eagle River Chain of Lakes Assoc Lakes Management Planning 
$24,073.73
AEPP-409-14 North Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Chain of Lakes Management Planning and AIS Project
$42,774.80
AEPP-428-14 North Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Chain of Lakes Management Planning Project
$48,828.50
AEPP-433-14 Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association, Inc Eagle River Chain Management Planning Project
$28,770.08
AEPP-436-14 Big Sand Lake Property Owners Association, Inc Big Sand Lake Management Planning Project
$25,848.05
AIRR-136-13 North Lakeland Discovery Center Manitowish Chain CLP
$19,890.62
AIRR-143-13 Kentuck Lake P&R Dist Kentuck Lake EWM Response Project
$19,745.68
AIRR-144-13 T. Washington Anvil EWM
$16,685.00
AIRR-145-13 Cisco Chain Assn Big Lake EWM Response Project
$15,484.00
AIRR-172-14 North Lake Discovery Center  Manitowish Chain
$20,000.00
Allocation Town of Arbor Vitae Arrowhead Lake  
$         10,000.00
Allocation Town of Winchester Harris Lake  
$         10,000.00
Allocation City of Eagle River Silver Lake EWM Rapid Response Project
$17,927.25
Allocation Lac Vieux Desert Lake Assn Lac Vieux Desert EWM Rapid Response Project
$19,998.75
Allocation Vilas County Island Lake - CLP
$10,000.00
Allocation Manitowish Chain of Lakes Association Island Lake CLP Response Project
$20,000.00
Allocation Kentuck Lake P&R Dist. Kentuck Lake EWM Response Project
$20,000.00
Allocation Kentuck Lake P&R Dist Kentuck Lake EWM Response Project
$20,000.00
Allocation Town of Washington Anvil EWM
$20,000.00
Allocation Cisco Chain Assn Big Lake EWM Response Project
$20,000.00
Allocation Lac Vieux Desert Lk Assn Lac Vieux Desert Lake EWM and CLP
$20,000.00
Allocation N. Lakeland Discovery Ctr Manitowish Chain of Lks EDR Project
$19,965.75
Allocation Harris Lake Assoc Harris Lake CLP Control Project
$20,000.00
Allocation Kentuck Lake P&R Dist Kentuck Lake EWM Response Project
$20,000.00
Allocation Town of Arbor Vitae Arrowhead Lake EWM EDR Project
$5,940.00
CBCW Crab Lake Association
3,000.00
CBCW-001-13 Little. St. Germain Lake P & R District
$1,950.00
CBCW-002-13 Found Lake POA
$3,915.00
CBCW-003-13 Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Assoc.
$3,915.00
CBCW-004-13 North South Twin Lake Riparian Assoc.
$1,950.00
CBCW-009-13 Muskellunge Lake Association
$1,950.00
CBCW-011-13 Big Arbor Vitae Lake Assoc.
$1,950.00
CBCW-012-13 Eagle River Chain of Lakes Assoc.
$1,950.00
CBCW-013-13 Anvil Lake Assoc.
$1,950.00
CBCW-015-13 Town of Plum Lake
$16,000.00
CBCW-016-13 Lac Vieux Desert Lake Assoc.
$2,805.00
CBCW-017-13 Long Lake of Phelps Lake District
$2,355.00
CBCW-018-13 Deerskin Lake Association
$2,625.00
CBCW-019-13 Crab Lake Conservation Foundation
$1,800.00
CBCW-020-13 Black Oak Lake Preservation Foundation
$4,000.00
CBCW-021-13 Town of Presque Isle
$2,437.50
CBCW-022-13 Big Sand Lake Prop Owners Assoc.
$1,950.00
CBCW-026-13 Big St. Germain P&R District
$3,999.75
CBCW-030-13 Crawling Stone Lakes Assoc. Inc
$2,964.00
CBCW-075-14 Anvil Lake Assoc.
$2,625.00
CBCW-063-14 Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Assoc.
$3,915.00
CBCW-064-14 Big Sand Lake Property Owners Association
$1,950.00
CBCW-065-14 Big St. Germain Area Lake District
$3,999.75
CBCW-089-14 Black Oak Lake Preservation Foundation
$4,000.00
CBCW-082-14 Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission
$3,900.00
CBCW-091-14 Deerskin Lake Association
$2,625.00
CBCW-068-14 Found Lake Property Owner's Association
$3,900.00
CBCW-098-14 Kentuck Lake P&R District
$2,925.00
CBCW-106-14 Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association
$2,805.00
CBCW-069-14 Little Arbor Vitae Lake P&R District
$1,950.00
CBCW-095-14 Little S.t Germain Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District
$2,925.00
CBCW-077-14 Long Lake Of Phelps Lake District 
$2,325.00
CBCW-072-14 Muskellunge Lake Association
$1,950.00
CBCW-078-14 North Lakeland Discovery Center
$1,950.00
CBCW-073-14 North South Twin Lake Riparian Association, Inc
$1,950.00
CBCW-085-14 Town of Plum Lake
$16,000.00
CBCW-074-14 Town of Presque Isle
$2,925.00
CBCW-088-14 Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA)
$1,950.00
CBCW-115-14 White Sand Lake Association
$3,008.00
TOTAL
$3,698,119.35
Lake Planning grants awarded to Vilas County Sponsors
ALPL-001-05 Vilas County LWCD AIS Coordinator $158,588
LPL-1131-07 Town of Presque Isle Big Lake Limnological Baseline Study & APM plan $5,928.75
LPL-1132-07 Town of Washington Butternut and Franklin Lakes Limnological Baseline Studies and APM Plans $7,976.25
LPL-1135-07 Town of Presque Isle Crab Lake Limnological Baseline Study and APM Plan $6,042.75
LPL-1136-07 Town of Presque Isle Oxbow Lake Limnological Baseline Study and APM Plan $6,127.50
LPL-1137-07 Town of Washington Anvil, Boot and Deerskin Lakes Limnological Baseline Studies and APM Plans $8,412.75
LPL-1138-07 Town of Washington Kentuck, Silver and Tambling Lakes Limnological Baseline Studies and APM Plans $9,477.00
LPL-1139-07 Town of Washington Upper and Lower Ninemile Lake Limnological Baseline Studies and APM plans $9,288.00
LPL-1144-07 Town of Presque Isle Wildcat and Averill Lake Limnological Baseline Studies and APM Plans $6,595.50
LPL-1145-07 Town of Presque Isle Presque Isle and Little Horsehead Lake Limnological Baseline Studies and APM Plans $8,936.25
LPL-1156-07 Tn of Boulder Junction Gresham Lks Mgmt Planning Project - Phase 1 Stakeholder Participation $5,766.13
LPL-1157-07 Tn of Boulder Junction Gresham Lks Mgmt Planning Project - Phase 2 Upper Gresham Lk $9,662.56
LPL-1158-07 Tn of Boulder Junction Gresham Lks Mgmt Planning Project - Phase 3 Middle Gresham Lk $7,635.39
LPL-1159-07 Tn of Boulder Junction Gresham Lks Mgmt Planning Project - Phase 4 Lower Gresham Lk $9,919.71
LPL-1163-07 Long Lake P&R District Aquatic Plant Survey  $10,000.00
LPL-1281-09 Lac Vieux Desert Lk Assn Lac Vieux Desert Lake Mgt Planning Project - Phase 1 $9,963.23
LPL-1282-09 Lac Vieux Desert Lk Assn Lac Vieux Desert Lake Mgt Planning Project - Phase 2 $7,812.00
LPL-1286-09 Shishebogema & Gunlock Lk Assn Shishebogama & Gunlock Lake Mgt Planning Project - Gunlock Ph. 1 $7,950.14
LPL-1287-09 Shishebogema & Gunlock Lk Assn Shishebogama & Gunlock Lake Mgt Planning Project - Gunlock Ph. 2 $10,000.00
LPL-1288-09 Shishebogema & Gunlock Lk Assn Shishebogama & Gunlock Lake Mgt Planning Project - Shishebogama Ph. 3 $10,000.00
LPL-1311-10 Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Assn Big Portage Lake Mngmt Planning Project - Phase 1 $10,000.00
LPL-1312-10 Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Assn Big Portage Lake Mngmt Planning Project - Phase 2 $8,773.95
LPL-1314-10 Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association Lac Vieux Desert Lake Mngmt Planning Project - Phase 3 $5,276.25
LPL-1319-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Big St Germain Lake Phase $9,429.01
LPL-1320-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Lost Lake Phase $8,484.01
LPL-1321-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Alma Lake Phase $5,972.86
LPL-1322-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Moon Lake Phase $6,044.86
LPL-1323-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - AIS Education Phase $8,946.90
LPL-1324-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Stakeholder Participation Phase $6,899.63
LPL-1326-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Found Lake Phase $8,115.01
LPL-1327-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Fawn Lake Phase $6,000.01
LPL-1328-10 Town of St Germain Tn. of St Germain Mngmt Planning Proj - Lake Content Phase $7,440.01
LPL-1348-10 Dead Pike Lake Assoc. Dead Pike Lake Mgmt Plan $9,982.50
LPL-1351-10 Town of Washington Instrumentation for Determining Water Balance for Anvil Lake $10,000.00
LPL-1352-10 Town of Washington A Lake Protection Plan for Anvil Lake $10,000.00
LPL-1377-10 Little Arbor Vitae Lake PRD Little Arbor Vitae Lake Mgmt Planning Proj.-Ph. 1 $9,689.04
LPL-1378-10 Little Arbor Vitae Lake PRD Little Arbor Vitae Lake Mgmt Planning Proj.-Ph. 2 $9,965.25
LPL-1388-11 Friends of Lower Nine Mile Lake Lower Nine Mile Lake Mgmt Plnng Project Phase 2 $9,242.06
LPL-1394-11 Black Oak Lake Riparian Owners Assn. Black Oak Lake Watershed Protection Program - Phase 4 $9,990.00
LPL-1395-11 Black Oak Lake Riparian Owners Assn. Black Oak Lake Watershed Protection Program - Phase 5 $9,975.00
LPL-1398-11 Friends of Lower Nine Mile Lake Lower Nine Mile Lake Mgmt Plnng Project Phase 1 $9,507.41
LPL-1399-11 Little Arbor Vitae P&R District Little Arbor Vitae Lake Mgmt Plnng Project Phase 3 $5,917.50
LPL-1404-11 Big Portage Lk Riparian Owners Assn Big Portage Lake Mgmt Plnng Project Phase 3 $6,866.25
LPL-1428-11 Spectacle Lake P&R District Spectacle Lake Stewardship Program - Ph. 1 $10,000.00
LPL-1429-11 Spectacle Lake P&R District Spectacle Lake Stewardship Program - Ph. 2 $10,000.00
LPL-1430-11 Big Arbor Vitae Lake Assn. Big Arbor Vitae Lake Mgt Planning Proj - Ph. 1 $9,993.35
LPL-1431-11 Big Arbor Vitae Lake Assn. Big Arbor Vitae Lake Mgt Planning Proj - Ph. 2 $9,945.00
LPL-1442-12 Manitowish Waters Lake Association, Inc Rest Lake Management Planning Project $25,000.00
LPL-1445-12 Spectacle Lake P&R District Spectacle lake Stewardship Program - Phase 3 $10,000.00
LPL-1451-12 Big Arbor Vitae Lake Association Big Arbor Vitae Lake Management Planning Project - Phase 3 $3,859.20
LPL-1485-13 Kentuck Lake P&R District Kentuck Lake Management Planning Project $19,262.53
LPL-1489-13 High-Fishtrap-Rush Lks Assn High-Fishtrap-Rush Lakes Stewardship Project - Phase 1 $25,000.00
LPL-1503-13 T. of Presque Isle Lks Comm. Presque Isle Wilderness Waters Program - Aquatic Plant Study Updates - Averill, Presque Isle and Van Vliet Lakes $21,875.00
LPL-1504-13 T. of Presque Isle Lks Comm. Presque Isle Wilderness Waters Program - Aquatic Plant Study Updates - Armour, Big and Horsehead Lakes $21,708.00
LPL-1506-13 T. of Presque Isle Lks Comm. Presque Isle Wilderness Waters Program - Aquatic Plant Study Updates - Annabelle, Little Crab, North Crab, and Wildcat Lakes $25,000.00
LPL-1508-13 T. of Presque Isle Lks Comm. Presque Isle Wilderness Waters Program and Aquatic Plant Study Update - Crab Lake $9,882.00
LPL-1509-13 T. of Presque Isle Lks Comm. Presque Isle Wilderness Waters Program and Aquatic Plant Study Update - Oxbow Lake $8,576.00
LPL-1511-13 Cisco Chain Riparian Owners Assoc Big Lake Management Planning Project $23,943.26
LPL-1529-13 Black Oak Lake Preserv Foundation Watershed Protection Program $9,970.00
LPL-1530-13 Van Vliet Lake Assoc Shoreland and Aquatic Plant Study $5,991.14
LPL-1531-14 Cisco Chain Riparian Owners Association Mamie Lake Management Planning Project $24,131.38
LPL-1541-14 Cisco Chain Riparian Owners Association West Bay Lake Management Planning Project $24,390.35
LPL-1550-14 High-Fishtrap-Rush Lakes Association, Inc High-Fishtrap-Rush Lakes Stewardship Program Phase 2 $25,000.00
SPL-200-09 Town of Phelps DO Meter $1,091.25
SPL-203-09 Vilas County LWCD Aquatic Plant Survey Support $3,000.00
SPL-228-10 Town of Conover Marshall Lake APM Planning Proj. $3,000.00
SPL-254-11 Vilas County Lks Association A Field Guide to Good Stewardship in NC Wis - Conserving Waters' Edge $3,000.00
SPL-255-11 Town of Lac du Flambeau Lake Steward Program $3,000.00
SPL-285-12 Town of Lac du Flambeau Lac du Flambeau Community Survey $3,000.00
SPL-297-13 Town of Lac du Flambeau Town of Lac du Flambeau Lakes Mapping of Aquatic Plants, Watershed, and Water Quality Data Analysis Project $3,000.00
SPL-307-13 Town of Lac du Flambeau Lake Steward Program $3,000.00
SPL-315-13 Vilas County Lakes & Rivers Assoc DO Meter $1,439.16
SPL-331-14 Town of Lac du Flambeau Bear River Lake Management Plan $3,000.00
SPL-332-14 Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association Shoreland Stewardship Covenant Program $3,000.00
SPL-335-14 Big Arbor Vitae Lake Association Big Arbor Vitae Lake Beaver Dam P Monitoring $3,000.00
TOTAL
$864,657

 

Links to miscellaneous AIS information


AIS grants eligibility (Qualified Lake Association explanatation)

AIS laws & penalties summary

AIS plants watch list

AIS publications & materials available from WDNR

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission invasive species information website

Lakes Partnership website (UWEX-WDNR-WAL)

NR 40 (WI invasive species classification and rules)

NR 107 (rules for chemical control of aquatic plants)

NR 109 (rules for mechanical control of aquatic plants)

Vilas County AIS Partnership plan

Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species

 

 

 

Terrestrial Invasive Species:

Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP)

 

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Lake organizations

Website links:
--- Annabelle Lake
Association

--- Anvil Lake Association

--- Armour Lake (Friends Of)

--- Big Bass Lakeowners Association

--- Big Portage Lake Rioarian Owners Association

--- Black Oak Lake Preservation Foundation

--- Cisco Chain Riparian Owners Association

--- Cranberry Lake Association

--- Forest Lake Association

--- Gresham Lakes Association

--- Harris Lake Association
--- Kentuck Lake P&R District

--- Lac du Flambeau Town Lakes Committee
--- Little St. Germain Lake P&R District
--- Long Lake of Phelps P&R District

--- Manitowish Waters Lakes Association

--- Muskellunge Lake Association

--- North & South Twin Lakes Riparian Association

--- Shishebogama Lake Association

--- Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission

--- Vilas County Lakes & Rivers Association

--- White Sand Lake Association

 

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Shoreland management 

Click to visit An Introduction to the Waterfront Property Stewardship Plan Modules

We recommend you use native plant species for your shoreland re-vegetation projects:
--- Recommended UPLAND plant species 
--- Recommended WETLAND plant species

 

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Wildlife programs

Under construction, please check back again

 

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Youth activities

Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state and national levels. Education our youth ensures that the next generation will be wise stewards of our natural resources.

Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association Annual Conservation Poster Contest 

--- 2014 Poster contest entry form




 

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