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Wisconsin Lakeshore Restoration Project - Project Partners

Partnership Description & Economic Affect


Stacy, pictured to the left, takes a very hands-on approach in the oversight of encapsulated soil lift installations on a Found Lake site.

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Park Falls, WI

Stacy Dehne - < stacy.dehne@wisconsin.gov > conservation engineer; roles: bioengineering erosion control design and installation; best practice sign-off oversight for erosion control treatments; grant support


Chuck is pictured at the top of the bank with the orange shirt taking in the installation of some biologs on a Found Lake site.

Found Lake Property Owners Association, St. Germain, WI

Chuck Thier - lake group past president; roles: project champion and connector / facilitator to 13 property owners who participated in the project

13 participating property owners; roles: completed native planting and bioengineering best practices on their lakeshore properties in cooperation with project partners; accepted annual monitoring of their lakeshore restoration site; made time for multiple project meetings and communications over the projects timeline; often provided significant labor to best practice installations; acted as early adopters of lakeshore restoration on their lakes and are happy to leave a legacy of a healthier lake for their families, neighbors, and lake community


Brent is pictured above in the cool tie dye shirt chatting with DATCP engineer Stacy Dehne during the installation of a Shoresox erosion control treatment on a Found Lake site.

Hanson's Garden Village, Rhinelander, WI

Brent Hanson [and staff] - < info@hansonsgardenvillage.com > nurseryman; roles: native plant design and installation; gravel culture study; landowner consultations; bioengineering erosion control design and installation

Integrity Landscaping, LLC, Hazelhurst, WI

Pat Anderson - < integrityls@frontier.com > nurseryman; roles: native plant installation; bioengineering erosion control installation

Little St. Germain Lake Protection and Rehabilation District, St. Germain, WI

Ted Ritter - < tritter3@frontier.com > former lake district commissioner, current town of St. Germain supervisor; roles: project champion and connector / facilitator to 6 property owners and 9 total properties participating in the project

6 participating property owners; roles: completed native planting and bioengineering best practices on their lakeshore properties in cooperation with project partners; accepted annual monitoring of their lakeshore restoration site; made time for multiple project meetings and communications over the projects timeline; often provided significant labor to best practice installations; acted as early adopters of lakeshore restoration on their lakes and are happy to leave a legacy of a healthier lake for their families, neighbors, and lake community

Lost Lake District, St. Germain, WI

Gary Heeler - < qccabins@tds.net > lake commissioner; roles: project champion and connector / facilitator to 7 property owners who participated in the project

7 participating property owners; roles: completed native planting and bioengineering best practices on their lakeshore properties in cooperation with project partners; accepted annual monitoring of their lakeshore restoration site; made time for multiple project meetings and communications over the projects timeline; often provided significant labor to best practice installations; acted as early adopters of lakeshore restoration on their lakes and are happy to leave a legacy of a healthier lake for their families, neighbors, and lake community

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Integrated Research and Development Laboratory, Marshfield, WI

Anna Schotthoefer - < Schotthoefer.Anna@mcrf.mfldclin.edu > project scientist; role: tick-borne disease research with the wildlife portion of this project; publications support


Dan putting up yet another temporary fence on a Found Lake site.

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Dan Haskell - < > first a Masters of Science candidate, then an assistant research scientist with the project; roles: lead on the ground project coordinator; landowner consultations; pre- and post-treatment data collection and assessment; oversight and coordination of all projects erosion control treatment installations, native plantings, watering regimes, and site visit follow ups; project publications including research papers, posters, and final scientific report

David Flaspohler - < djflaspo@mtu.edu > Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science; roles: lead Dan's thesis committee; Dan's main advisor; oversaw MTU administrative support for the project; reviewer of project publications

Christopher Webster - < cwebster@mtu.edu > Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science; roles: participated in Dan's thesis committee; reviewer of project publicationsp

MK Landscape Company, Eagle River, WI

Mike Kruger - < Mike@MKLandscape.com > landscaper/graphic designer; roles: native plant installation; landowner consultations; bioengineering erosion control installation

Moon Lake Protection and Rehabiliation District, St. Germain, WI

Mary Platner - < Schotthoefer.Anna@mcrf.mfldclin.edu > former lake district commissioner; role: project champion
for getting lake district support for the Moon Beach Camp restoration project

Moon Beach, United Church Camps, Inc. - [site of a 1,500+ linear foot lakeshore restoration with this project], St. Germain, WI

Glenn Svetnicka - < glenn@ucci.org > Director of Outdoor Ministry; role: chief liaison to camp board and lake district commisioners, staff, and guests on the project; completed native planting and bioengineering best practices on their lakeshore properties in cooperation with project partners; accepted annual monitoring of their lakeshore restoration site; made time for multiple project meetings and communications over the projects timeline; often provided significant labor to best practice installations; acted as early adopters of lakeshore restoration on their lakes and are happy to leave a legacy of a healthier lake for their institution, neighbors, and lake community; made their property availalbe for lakeshore site tours, trainings, and educational forums


The Crystal Lake campground site location.

Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest > Crystal Lake Campground - [site of a 1,500+ linear foot lakeshore restoration], Boulder Junction, WI

Steve Petersen - < steven.petersen@wisconsin.gov > NHAL state forest superintendent; role: chief liaison to state forest staff and guests on the project


Rod prepares the lakebed for a Shoresox treatment installation on a Found Lake site.

Northern Lakes Landscaping, Eagle River, WI

Rod Croker - < rod@northernlakeslandscaping.com > landscaper/nurseryman; roles: bioengineering erosion control installation; native plant installation


Carolyn moving wood chips around during a native plant installation on a Found Lake site.

Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department / Committee

Carolyn Scholl - < cascho@co.vilas.wi.us > county conservationist; roles: administrative support; landowner consultations; bioengineering erosion control design and installation; grant funding and contracts; conservation plan writing and documentation

Mariquita Sheehan - < mashee@co.vilas.wi.us > lake conservation specialist; roles: landowner consultations; bioengineering erosion control design and installation; native planting design and installation; grant funding and contracts; conservation plan writing and documentation; pre- and post-treatment plant inventories

Wild Wood, LLC, Eagle River, WI

Jason Bach - landscaper; roles: native plant installation; bioengineering erosion control installation


Mike putting native plants in the ground with a smile on his face at a Found Lake site.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Woodruff and Rhinelander, WI

Mike Meyer - retired WDNR research scientist--now lead scientist with NOVA Ecological Services, Arbor Vitae, WI < NOVAEcologicalServices@outlook.com >; roles: principle scientist; project coordination, administration, and grant funding; data collection and assessment oversight and support; project publications including research papers, posters, final scientific report; landowner consultations

Brick Fevold - research scientist; roles: data entry and statistcal support

Kevin Gaulthier, Sr. - < kevin.gauthiersr@wisconsin.gov > water resource management specialist; role: surface water grant coordination

Wendy Henniges, Kyle Mclaughlin, and Jayne Wade - water regulations and zoning specialists; roles: permitting; bioengineering erosion control design and installation


Patrick putting native plants in the ground with a smile on his face at a Found Lake site.

Wisconsin Lakes Partnership / University of Wisconsin-Extension Lakes / University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point and Rhinelander, WI

Patrick Goggin - < pgoggin@uwsp.edu > lake specialist; roles: administrative support; landowner consultations; bioengineering erosion control design and installation; grant funding and contracts; native planting design and installation; conservation plan writing and documentation; project publicity; web pages support

Amy Kowalski - < Amy.Kowalski@uwsp.edu > communication specialist; roles: Lake Tides project stories; web pages support

Funding sources

Primary project funding was through WDNR Science Services Pittman Robertson funding for Project W160-P.  Additional funding was provided by either ATCP 50 Soil and Water Resource Management program grant funds through the Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department or Surface Water Grants from the Department of Natural Resources.

Recognition

This project was recognized through a joint ceremony of the WDATCP and WDNR.






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