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Welcome to the 2020 AIS Workplan Map!

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Vilas County AIS 2020 Workplan Map

Vilas County's AIS Workplan
This map shows the latest information on where priority Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are found in Vilas County, as well as what types of monitoring, management, and detection efforts that were planned for the 2020 season to manage them. Use this map to learn more about the threats to healthy lakes and discover what has been done or is in the works to protect them.  

It also contains information and photos of boat launches in Vilas County. Currently, there are photos for the following 5 towns:

Arbor Vitae
Boulder Junction
Land O'Lakes 
Plum Lake

Use these photos to see what a landing looks like before you go, see what signage ordinances are posted there, and to see what's in the water of the lakes you enjoy!

Use the link to the full map for easier control over layer visibility, measuring distances, saving and printing!

How to use the WorkplanThis map can be navigated by scrolling of using the zoom buttons in the top left-hand corner of the map window. The different layers of the map can be turned on and off to allow you to better visualize what it is you wan to see, and clicking on any icons on the map will bring up a pop-up window to let you learn more. Some icons on the map may overlap, so use the arrow in the top-right corner of the pop-up window to navigate to another icon on the same point.

 AIS Map help

Click below to jump directly to the information on that layer:
Access Points Species Management 
Prevention Efforts Organizations
Detection Efforts Aquatic Invasive Species

Or continue scrolling down to each one. 

Lake Access 
boat-launch-black-32 boat launch (ramp approachable by vehicle)
Carry-in access carry-in (public lake access that is accessible only for smaller watercraft)
Click on a boat launch or carry-in to learn more about who maintains it, what type of ramp it is, and if facilities are present at the location.
Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window to open photos of the landing, so you can see what it looks like before you go!

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Prevention Efforts
Want to see what's available to help prevent the spread of AIS at a launch? This layer gives you information on trainings available if you want to get involved with AIS prevention, where iLID AIS Camera stations are around the county, and where pressure washing decontamination units are located. Click on the icons to learn more about each one.

info Click on the information symbol to learn more about what trainings are offered in the county to get involved with AIS prevention

I-Lid Stations 
Camera I-Lid Cameras are stationed at select landings in the county and help reduce the spread of AIS by recording boats entering and leaving the launch area and reminding them with audio recording to drain their boats and remove any plants on their boat and trailer. 

Decontamination Station
deconpowerwash station Powerwashing stations for boat decontamination are represented by the icon on the left. Click on them to learn more about what type of washing is available and who runs these stations.

Clean Boats, Clean Waters inspections are represented by the CBCW symbol around boat landings which have inspectors present. The symbols represent:
CBCWlogo2 < 200 hours of CBCWs inspections planned for the season at this landing

CBCWLogo > 200 hours of CBCWs inspections planned for the season at this landing

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Detection Efforts
Select these icons to see what type of work is being done to monitor for new occurrences of AIS in the waterways of Vilas County. These symbols are not representative of specific location of efforts, just that they are occurring on the waterbody. 

Citizen Lake Monitoring Network
CLMNLogoMap The CLMN symbol represents AIS monitoring following CLMN protocols as well as protocol to monitor for zebra mussel colonization. Learn more about who is doing the monitoring by selecting the symbol.

AIS Early Detection
VCLW logo  This symbol represents AIS Early Detection protocols being used to find AIS. Note that these protocols are done by many groups, not just Land and Water.

Snapshot Day Protocols
SnapshotDaylogoMap The AIS Snapshot Day symbol represents lakes that have been targeted for AIS Early Detection through Snapshot Day protocols.

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Species Management
These icons represent all of the current actions being taken to help manage the spread of AIS in Vilas County. These icons represent that management efforts are happening, but do not represent the exact location of efforts.

handpulling Handpulling management is manual removal of AIS without the assitance of powered technology. 

Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol
PL biocontrol Galerucella beetles are a non-native species that eat invasive purple loosestrife. These sites have had raised beetles released onto the PL population to help reduce their numbers.

Chemical Treatment
chemtreatment This symbolizes a chemical treatment has been applied to invasive species on a lake. Click to learn more about what and where treatments have been used.

Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting (DASH) 
DASHHarvest This symbol represents where DASH boats have been used to remove invasive plants from lake beds through vacuum harvesting. 

Eurasian Watermilfoil Biocontrol
EWM This represents where native aquatic weevils are being reared and released into EWM beds to reduce EWM density and control their spread. 

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This key will help you understand the differences between the categories of lake organizations shown on the map.

UmbrellaGroup - Copy An Umbrella Group is a municipality-wide organization that works to manage water areas, and is not a part of the town government. They often represent other lake associations or lake districts.

TownLakeCommittee - Copy A Town Lakes Committee is an official part of the town government that works to manage wetland and waterway areas.

 lake org A Lake Organization/Association is a private group of residents that live on a lake that can manage rules and environmental projects on the lake. 

LakeDistrict - Copy A Lake District is a taxing entity that represents a lake or multiple lakes.

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Aquatic Invasive Species 
The five listed AIS species on this map are priority targets for management due to their abilities to aggressively grow and spread. Learn more by following the links below to the WI DNR's information pages on them.

clpandewm  Curly Leaf Pondweed and EWM
DNR Info Page on Invasive Species
 ewm Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
DNR Info Page
swf Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes cederstroemi)
DNR Info Page
 clp Curly Leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
DNR Info Page
pl Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
DNR Info Page
 WDNRlogoMap  WI DNR Website

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