Water Resources Management

Comprehensive Lake Management Planning – These plans are essential components to developing long-term management strategies to address watershed, shoreline, habitat, and water quality protection, and restoration for your lake.

Aquatic Plant Management Planning – These plans are required by the WDNR to manage aquatic invasive species and overwhelmingly dense native plant species in our waterbodies.  These plans incorporate integrated pest management and data specific to your lake to provide relief from nuisance species and habitat protection for fish and other wildlife.

Watershed Planning – 9-Key Element Plans are watershed plans that provide the necessary connection between the landscape and waterbodies to inform management decisions at the larger watershed scale. 

Grant Writing – NWRPC employs experienced grant writers to help you navigate Wisconsin’s Surface Water Grant Program and apply for funding for education, planning, implementation projects, the Healthy Lakes program, and more. 

Road Stream Crossing Culvert Surveys – These surveys are used to identify problematic stream crossings in order to understand the extent of habitat connectivity problems and flooding potential in a watershed and begin to identify candidate crossings for retrofit or replacement to protect your roadways and aquatic ecosystems. 

Technical Assistance – NWRPC can assist your group with: 

  • GIS mapping – many WDNR projects require mapping, delineating watersheds, identification of public resources, etc.
  • Educational events – our staff are well-versed in aquatic ecology and can be available to speak to your group about a wide array of topics ranging from aquatic invasive species to capacity building and more
  • Surveys – NWRPC can assist with developing, deploying, and analyzing surveys that may be required as a part of planning projects
  • Organizational development – NWRPC can help you develop and grow your organization by guiding you through organizational restructuring, developing membership recruitment plans, and expanding your capacity building techniques