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HUBBARD COUNTY AIS PREVENTION PLAN PRESENTATION TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 11/4/2014 KEY TOPICS TO DISCUSS 1) GENERAL OVERVIEW OF PLAN 2) PLAN ELEMENT OBJECTIVES/COST.

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1 HUBBARD COUNTY AIS PREVENTION PLAN PRESENTATION TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 11/4/2014 KEY TOPICS TO DISCUSS 1) GENERAL OVERVIEW OF PLAN 2) PLAN ELEMENT OBJECTIVES/COST 3) WATERCRAFT INSPECTION --LAKE HOUR ALLOCATION & SUPPLEMENTAL LAKE ASSOCIATION/TOWNSHIP HOURS 4) FISCAL AGENT RESPONSIBILITY -- HSWCD AS AGENT 5)ORGANIZATION/COMMITTEE ROLES 6)DOCUMENT REVIEW/COMMENTS  APPROVAL BY COMMISSIONERS OF COUNTY AIS PLAN AND STATE FUND ALLOCATIONS -- SUBMISSION TO STATE DNR

2 A PLAN ---- WHAT, WHY AND WHO What:  Codifies the Hubbard County AIS Prevention and Containment Plan  Documents the use of State AIS Proceeds that legislature allocated to Hubbard County  Defines Organization roles in implementing the plan Why:  County Resolution # Requires Plan (October 2011)  State Statute 477A.19 Requires a resolution or plan for “Use of Proceeds” Who:  County AIS Task Force assigned responsibility by Commissioners to codify a plan and recommend use of State AIS Proceeds (Resolution # )  Team (Sub-Committee of AIS Task Force) assigned to develop plan (June - October 2014)

3 WHAT DOES STATE STATUTE REQUIRE? STATUTE 477A.19 VERY GENERAL IN REQUIREMENTS  ALLOCATION OF STATE FUNDS TO COUNTY BASED ON PUBLIC LAUNCH SITES (50%) AND BOAT TRAILER PARKING SPACES (50%) IN COUNTY USE OF PROCEEDS:  USE SOLELY TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OR PREVENT INTRODUCTION OF AIS AT ALL ACCESSES WITHIN COUNTY  ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR USE THROUGH RESOLUTION OR ADOPTION OF A PLAN; GUIDELINES BROAD (INCLUDE ELEMENTS OF STATE PLANS)  COUNTY MAY APPROPRIATE FUNDS DIRECTLY OR THROUGH AGREEMENTS WITH A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, SWCD, WATERSHED DISTRICT, OR LAKE ASSOCIATION IN COUNTY  SUBMIT A COPY OF GUIDELINES (PLAN) FOR USE OF FUNDS TO DNR BY DECEMBER 31 OF YEAR PROCEEDS RECEIVED  FYI: HUBBARD COUNTY PROCEEDS ARE: $112,160 IN 2014 & $249,244 IN 2015(2 PAYMENTS)

4 KEY DRIVERS/ASSUMPTIONS  HUBBARD COUNTY IS FREE OF MAJOR AIS; FOCUS ON INCOMING WATERCRAFT MOST IMPORTANT PREVENTION INITIATIVE IS WATERCRAFT INSPECTION AND DECONTAMINATION -- PAST RESULTS POSITIVE; EDUCATION TOOL MAXIMIZE USE OF CURRENT INFRASTRUCTURE OF VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZATIONS (Task Force, SWCD, COLA AIS Committee) ESTABLISH STRATEGY FOR EACH AIS ELEMENT(State Format) BUILD ON CURRENT COUNTY INITIATIVES (2014 Goal List) COUNTY NEEDS A DOCUMENTED RAPID RESPONSE PLAN STRATEGY MUST INCLUDE GROWTH IN EARLY DETECTION/MONITORING ON INDIVIDUAL LAKES & RESORT SUPPORT CHECKING GUESTS DO NOT SPEND 2014 PROCEEDS (~$112,000) THIS YEAR; USE IN 2015 EXPECT LAKE ASSOCIATIONS AND TOWNSHIPS TO CONTINUE TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS ON THE MAJOR LAKES (Level 3, 4, and 5) CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE COUNTY CONTRIBUTION AND DNR GRANTS MINIMIZE USE OF STATE PROCEEDS ON ADMINISTRATION

5 KEY OBJECTIVES SUMMARY PUBLIC AWARENESS:  CONTINURE CURRENT LEVEL OF AWARENESS/EDUCATION  SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN EFFORT TO TRAIN/EDUCATE RESORT OWNERS & GUESTS IN WATERCRAFT INSPECTION; SEASONAL EMPLOYEE TO HELP PREVENTION:  CONDUCT 13,500 HOURS OF INSPECTION; 9600 STATE FUNDED & 3900 LAKE/TWP FUNDED  EVALUATE NEED FOR 2 ND DECON STATION; INCREASE USEAGE OF DECONTAMINAITON  PLACE COUNTERS AT ACCESSES TO EVALUATE USEAGE PATTERNS  COORDINATE LAW ENFORCEMENT EARLY DETECTION/LAKE MONITORING:  CONDUCT VELIGER TESTING ON 18 LAKES (PLUS OTHERS IF LAKE ASSOCIATION FUNDED)  ZEBRA MUSSEL BLOCKS ON 37+ LAKES  ORGANIZE/TRAIN MONITORING TEAMS ON LAKES; SEASONAL EMPLOYEE TO HELP RAPID RESPONSE:  DEVELOP COUNTY PLAN WITH HELP OF DNR  DEVELOP LAKE SPECIFIC PLANS FOR HIGH RISK LAKES MITIGATION/MANAGMENT:  NO STATE FUNDS FOR MANAGEMENT OF CLP/FAUCET SNAIL INFESTED LAKES  CLP INFESTED LAKES TO CONTINUE CURRENT APPROACH TO TREATMENT ADMINISTRATION/ORGANIZATION:  MANAGE AIS PREVENTION PROGRAM PER PLAN DOCUMENT (SEE PAGE 11 OF PLAN DOCUMENT FOR MORE DETAILS ON OBJECTIVES)

6 FINANCIAL SUMMARY ELEMENTTOTAL $$ STATE $$ LOCAL $$ DNR $$ COMMENTS PUBLIC AWARENESS 10,6005,4003,200~2,000 DNR GRANT; COLA; HIRE SEASONAL STAFF(300 HR) PREVENTION INSPECTION DECON STATION 269,065 (248,471) (20,594) 195,044 (174,450) (20,594) 66,5217,500 LAKE ASSOCIATONS &TWP/CITIES 2/1 SPLIT. 2 nd DECON BUDGETED; WAIT FOR EVALUATION. EARLY DETECTION 9, VELIGER TESTING AND VEGETATION MONITORING BY LAKE VOLUNTEERS; HIRE SEASONAL STAFF (200 HR) RAPID RESPONSE2, Develop plan in 2015 MANAGEMENT /MITIGATION -0- No direct support for CLP/Faucet snail treatment ADMIN & RESER. RESERVE 59,89824,898 (6,873) 35,000*-0-*County Funds TOTAL351,033236, ,7219, and Half 2015

7 Hubbard County Watercraft Inspection Plan 2015 Rational behind the Plan: Based upon assumption that the most severe risk is coming from outside county borders Plan should be data driven based upon certain risk factors (Extensive matrix of lake risk factors developed for all lakes) Agreed to the following risk qualifiers to build risk factor Number of Public access points (Max. allowed is 2) Number of resorts on lake (Max. allowed is 3) Actual Inspection per hour experience rate from previous years Using these 3 factors a risk score was calculated for each lake Risk Score = # of Access Pts. + # of Resorts + Inspections/Hour Highest Risk Score = Busiest Lakes with most out of area visitors

8 Hubbard County Watercraft Inspection Plan 2015 Hubbard County Lake Factoids: 61 lakes with a Public Access 68 Public Access Points 63 Resorts Many Lakes, Ramps and Resorts We cannot treat all lakes the same Plan breaks Lakes into 5 categories for allocation of State Funding Level Risk Score Allocated Hours 1less than 2.2Lakes combined into a pool with 812 dedicated hours with 2 ramps720 Dedicated Hours for Highest Risk lakes Roving inspectors for lower Risk lakes Incorporate car counters to compile data on low risk lakes

9 Hubbard County Watercraft Inspection Plan 2015 Important Points: Plan allocates 9600 Hours of State funded inspection hours Plan includes all lakes with public access Plan includes Lake Association/LGU funding participation for lakes with Risk Scores of 3 or more 6 manual adjustments were made 3 added - 3 reduced Highest Risk Lakes get most funding but also require most local participation Summary: Plan uses Data (Facts) to drive allocation of funding Plan will be dynamic as activity data is added and activity changes Those who receive the most also contribute the most Provides a holistic Plan to protect Hubbard County Waters With a Strategic Risk based solution

10 Level 1 Lakes With Pooled Hours RED = No Public access Green=State Park/PB Forest Orange = Launch not in County Bad Axe, Bass Lake, Beauty Lake, Benedict Lake, Big Bass, Big Stony, Blue, Crooked West, CW 10 th, CW 9 th, CW 7 th, CW 6 th, CW 5 th, CW 4 th, CW 2 nd, Duck, Emma, Evergreen, Frontenac, Garfield, Gilmore, Grace, Gulch 1 st, Halvorson, Hart, Hennepin, Hinds, Ida, Island Lake South, Lake 20, Lake Hattie, Little Mantrap, Little Wolf, Mary Lake, McCarty, Midge, Moran, Mow, Nagel, Nelson, Newman, Lake Ojibway, Paine, Palmer, Peysenske, Pickerel, Schoolcraft, Skunk, Shallow Lake, Steamboat, Stocking Lake, Tripp, Twenty-One, Upper Twin, Waboose, Leech(Kabekona Bay), Wolf

11 Level 2 Lakes with dedicated hours up to 144 Lake George, Crooked Middle, Crooked Lake East, CW 1 st, Portage Level 3 Lakes with 288 dedicated hours Big Sand, Bottle Lakes, Boulder, Island, Kabekona, Little Sand, Spider

12 Level 4 Lakes with 528 dedicated hours Belle Taine, CW 11 th, CW 8 th, CW 3 rd, Eagle Level 5 Lakes with 720 dedicated hours (More than one access) Big Mantrap, Fish Hook, Long, Plantagenet, Po tato

13 SUPPLEMENTAL HOURS – LEVEL 1-3 RISK LAKES LAKE (LEVELS 1-3) PLAN FUNDED HOURS SUPPLEMENTAL HOURS SUPPLEMENTAL COST $$ BLUE LAKEPOOL HOURS100$1,700 EMMA,DUCK,OJIBWAYPOOL HOURS137 Total$2,329 MIDDLE/EAST CROOKED 144 $2,448 BIG SAND288212$3,604 BOTTLE LAKES28862$1,054 BOULDER28862$1,054 ISLAND28862$1,054 KABEKONA28862$1,054 LITTLE SAND28862$1,054 SPIDER28862$1,054

14 SUPPLEMENTAL HOURS – LEVEL 4-5 RISK LAKES LAKE (LEVELS 4 & 5) PLAN FUNDED HOURS SUPPLEMENTAL HOURS** SUPPLEMENTAL COST $$ BELLE TAINE528176$2,992 CROW WING 11 TH $1,700 CROW WING 8 TH $1,700 CROW WING 3 RD $1,700 EAGLE528172$2,924 BIG MANTRAP720680$11,560 FISH HOOK720280$4,760 LONG720580$9,860 PLANTAGENET720280$4,760 POTATO720480$8,160

15 Watercraft Inspection Summary Used a consistent data based approach to allocate hours Only a few manual interventions were made Plan may change as more information on activity and risk are known Plan may change if costs change Expect more from lakes that receive more DATA BASED – DYNAMIC PLAN

16 RISKS/CHALLENGES HSWCD CANNOT HIRE ENOUGH INSPECTORS TO ACHIEVE 13,500 HOURS LEVEL 3-5 RISK LAKE ASSOCIATIONS (LEVEL 3 AND UP) DON’T FUND SUPPLEMENTAL HOURS TOWNSHIPS FALL SHORT IN PROVIDING FUNDS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL HOURS FOR LEVEL 3-5 RISK LAKES ALLOCATION CHANGES REQUIRED DUE TO PROGRAM CHANGES LAKE INFESTATION OCCURES -- NEED FOR RESOURCE RE-ALLOCATION BORDER LAKES NEED TO BE COVERED -- OTHER COUNTIES WON’T PROVIDE INSPECTION LEVEL OF COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT LAKE ASSOCIATIONS FALL SHORT IN VOLUNTEER HELP FOR MONITORING DNR GRANTS NOT PROVIDED TASK FORCE, PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE, & SWCD BOARD WILL HAVE TO MANAGE RE-ALLOCATIONS AS RISKS MATERIALIZE

17 FISCAL AGENT PROCESS APPENDIX F ACCOUNT STRUCTURE ( SEE REPORT/DISCUSSION HANDOUT )

18 ORGANIZATION/COMMITTEE ROLES (APPENDIX E)  COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (Kathy Grell)  HUBBARD COUNTY AIS TASK FORCE (Ken Grob)  Rapid Response Plan (Bob Berdahl)  TASK FORCE PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION SUB-COMMITTEE (Jeff Bjorkman)  Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination  Coordination with all the Element Projects  HCCOLA AIS COMMITTEE (Ken Grob)  Public Awareness (Ken Grob & Julie Kingsley)  Early Detection (Dan Kittilson & Julie Kingsley)  HSWCD MANAGER/BOARD (Julie Kingsley/Bob Iles)  HSWCD INSPECTION/DECONTAMINATION COORDINATOR (Nate Sitz) ANY VOLUNTEERS FOR ANY OF THE COMMITTEES/PROJECTS????????


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