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CLMN Training Resources

​CLMN Training Coordinators

   

Regional CLMN Coordinators

These coordinators are your primary contact for equipment, reports, and additional training opportunities.

These contacts cover statewide issues in their area of expertise.
These coordinators work on lake planning and protection grants, as well as AIS grants.

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CLMN Training Manuals

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring


Water Clarity - Secchi Monitoring
Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Training Manual (Secchi Disc Procedures) full version​, 6.8 MB PDF (revised 2017

 
Chemistry Procedures
Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Training Manual (Chemistry Procedures) - full version, 8.5 MB 
(revised 2018)


Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring
Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Training Manual - AIS Monitoring Procedures​​ - full version, 18MB  (revised April 2014 - contacts updated Feb. 2016)

 
Individual Chapters

 
Weevil field guide - full color
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AIS Fact Sheets


 

 
 

 
Carolina Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books/Guides

 

This delightful, large-format field guide to aquatic plants in North America is accessible and inviting to general readers, yet detailed enough for use by botanists and natural resource managers.


 

Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest (Third edition released in 2018)

Over 570 high-resolution, color photographs fill this easy-to-use field guide. Beginners to the world of aquatic plants will enjoy the easy descriptions and abundant photographs, while more advanced biologists will appreciate the comprehensive treatments, dichotomous keys, and other resources. It covers 164 species in total, including both native and non-native species, over 20 species of macro-algae (Chara, Nitella, etc.), and an appendix of non-native species in nearby states that are threatening to invade our region in the future.


Printed on synthetic, waterproof paper and spiral-bound to withstand harsh field conditions. This book also floats.



Lake Plants You Should Know (A visual field guide)

Spiral bound and laminated, this beautiful guide includes 22 plant species both native and non-native that every lake lover should know. The guide boasts crystal clear scanned images of actual pressed plants and very descriptive narrative for easy identification.​

 


 
This guidebook will provide useful information to lake organizations, conservation groups, municipal governments, and others for the management of aquatic invasive species. The guide provides biological information about some of the aquatic invasives found in Wisconsin, current control and treatment options available, and tips about funding the various treatment methods. Ideas are offered about warding off potential introductions of aquatic invasive species (proactive management) and about how to cope with an existing infestation (reactive management). This source is not intended to provide a comprehensive literature/research review or reference listing, but instead is meant for use as a convenient starting point in the search for answers to tough questions about AIS management.

 

 
Many of these publications are available in PDF and can be printed directly from your computer. Others can be ordered and sent to you directly.

 
 
Understanding Lake Data​ (A guide to interpreting lake data)

 
This guide was written to help people understand information about lake water quality and to interpret lake data. Each lake possesses a unique “personality,” or set of physical and chemical characteristics which may change over time. Lakes exhibit chemical changes on a daily basis while other changes, such as plant and algae growth, occur seasonally. A glossary of technical terms is included to help the reader understand the language used in the study of lakes (limnology). 

 
 

Use this short guide to interpret the data that is included in your lake's annual reports.​



CLMN brochure

Are you a citizen lake monitor and want to share what you do with others? Hand them a CLMN brochure! Maybe you know someone who is interested in the program, but doesn't go online much (or at all). This is a quick reference to the types of monitoring done by CLMN volunteers. 

Laminates​​

   


Lake Plants You Should Know (A visual field guide)

 

Spiral bound and laminated, this beautiful guide includes 22 plant species both native and non-native that every lake lover should know. The guide boasts crystal clear scanned images of actual pressed plants and very descriptive narratives for easy identification.​​​

CLMN Newsletter - The Monitor

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This newsletter of the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network is intended for volunteer citizen scientists already involved in CLMN as well as friends and neighbors who might be interested in the program. You are encouraged to reprint or reproduce these articles for further distribution with acknowledgements to the author, The Monitor (including volume and number of edition), and the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership.

 
 
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To see our FULL Lake Event Calendar, click here​​.
 


 
For more information contact
 
Paul Skawinski, Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Educator
 
(715) 346-4853 Paul.Skawinski@uwsp.edu

 
Or go to

 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources site
 
at http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/CLMN/ (exit UWEX Lakes)​​​​​​​

 
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