Two Combined Sessions
Speaker: Mike Meyer
Focusing Lake Management Efforts on Tomahawk Lake, Wisconsin by Assessing Shoreland Condition and Identifying Critical Shore-land and Aquatic Habitat
The goal of the Tomahawk Lake Association (TLA) Shoreland GIS project is to encourage private and public landowners to implement shoreland best management practices in ecologically sensitive shoreland regions of Tomahawk Lake where needed. It is our working assumption that by increasing knowledge of Tomahawk Lake’s valuable ecological features, we will motivate lake property owners to initiate and continue practices that conserve or restore native shoreland vegetation and minimize erosion and surface water run-off into Tomahawk Lake – thus protecting critical fish and wildlife habitat and maintaining high water quality.
Speaker: Alex Delvoye
Wisconsin Shoreland Evaluation Tool
The Wisconsin Shoreland Evaluation Tool is building upon success of the Michigan Shoreland Stewards program and bringing a similar survey to Wisconsin. We will go over the goals of the tool, the backstory of its development, and how it can be used by the general public or surface water management organizations. The tool can be used as an alternative to a site visit and can direct survey takers to useful resources and funding sources available through grants such as the Healthy Lakes & Rivers program.