Dane County APM plan
June 14, 2017
Aquatic Plant Management Plans
2017 Aquatic Plant Survey Crew (L-R):
Pete Jopke and Andrew Karleigh (Dane County),
Jim Scharl and Joey Berg (Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource LLC)
Aquatic plant management plans provide an inventory of existing plants in a lake or stream, and describe how native plants will be protected for their role as the foundation of healthy ecosystems, while nuisance non-native species will be controlled and recreational access will be provided. These plans are required by the Department of Natural Resources in order for them to permit aquatic plant harvesting programs under NR 109 Wis. Admin. Code.
The aquatic plant management plans below are the current plans for each waterbody, and were approved by the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Dane County staff and consultants are surveying aquatic plant communities during summer 2017 to learn how these plant communities have changed in the past five years. Dane County needs the plant survey results to help assess lake health and prepare updates to several of the county aquatic plant management plans. Please take a short, five minute survey and tell us what you think about aquatic plant management for area lakes and rivers! This survey will be available for input through August 2017. We’ll review all of your comments as we draft plan updates, and will report what we’ve learned at a public informational meeting to be scheduled for fall 2017.
Fish, Crystal, and Indian Lakes
2011 plan and appendices
2011 plan and appendices
Lake Kegonsa and Lower Mud Lake
Jenni and Kyle Preserve Ponds; Tenney, Vilas and Warner Park Lagoons; and Verona Quarry
2007 plan and appendices
Yahara River and Upper Mud Lake
Research and Reports
Aquatic Plant Management Project in Turville Bay
Dane County, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the US Army Corps of Engineers completed the Turville Bay research project in 2013 and published the results as a fact sheet (PDF) and project report (PDF). This project evaluated the response of selective early-season herbicide application and cutting of aquatic plants on Turville Bay, the southwest area of Lake Monona, on Eurasian water milfoil, an invasive aquatic exotic plant) and on native plant communities. Find out more about Eurasian water milfoil on our invasive species page.
Courtesy of: Dane County Office of Lakes & Watersheds