Lake Management Planning
This type of plan assures that the lake is managed at the ecosystem-level
by including components addressing native and non-native aquatic
plants, lake water quality, and watershed impacts. Stakeholder participation
and education is a critical component in the success and implementation
of this type of plan. Each comprehensive plan also encompasses
plant management plan as described below.
Aquatic Plant Management Planning
aquatic plant management plans incorporate the needs of the lake’s
users and the lake’s ecology. If needed, plans may included herbicide
applications, harvesting, draw downs, or other suitable treatments
based upon the lake’s situation. Protection of important native
habitat is also a vital part of every plan.
/ Feasibility Studies
types of studies are designed to diagnose a particular problem within
a lake and then determine feasible alternatives to correct or minimize
it. For example, a study may be conducted to diagnosis if internal
nutrient loading is a significant source of phosphorus fueling nuisance
algae blooms. If internal loading was a problem, information would
be gathered to determine the feasibility of completing an alum treatment
at the lake.
Many of the projects we develop with our clients are eligible
for matching funds through the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources grant
programs. In most cases, Onterra will complete the grant applications
materials at no charge to the client if the client agrees to use Onterra
as their consultant if the project is funded.
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