Management Methods Harvesting –Manual –Mechanical Chemical –Selective –Contact Biological –Weevil Other –Drawdown –Dredging Generally Used in WI
Monitoring & Assessment Requirements –Quantitative information –Comparative from year to year –Objective –Presented to lake users –Feedback for plan modifications Critical to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency
Information and Education Very Important Educates lake users on ways to improve the lake Educates on management activities on the lake
What is a Lake Management Plan?
Lake Management Plans Identify issues that are of concern Set realistic goals, objectives and actions Identify needed funds and personnel
Information Used in Developing a Lake Management Plan Lake Data Watershed Information Land Use Lake User Surveys
A Lake Management Plan should include the following: Define Critical Issues Statement of Goals Implementation Steps Indicators of success
Who Develops the Plan Team Work –Lake Users –Lake Experts Focus groups –Funding –Communications –Zoning –Management Measures
Where to go for Planning Information? Your Aquatic Harvesting Program (WDNR 1997) Journal of Aquatic Plant Management University of Florida Aquatic Plant web page
Where to go for more Planning answers? Wisconsin Aquatic Plant Management Plan Manual (in development) – Comments welcome on draft outline (see me for copies) Minnesota Sustainable Lakes Planning Workbook
Need a Plan? Start the Planning Process!
Have a Plan? Use It!
"Would you tell me which way I ought to go from here?" asked Alice. "That depends a good deal on where you want to get," said the Cat. "I really don't care where" replied Alice. "Then it doesn't much matter which way you go," said the Cat. - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland