EWM was first documented from Minocqua Lake in 2001. The term Best Management Practice (BMP) is often used in environmental management fields to represent the management option that is currently supported by that latest science and policy. The MKLPA has implemented BMPs over the years, including herbicide spot treatments, weevil introductions, and manual removal efforts.
Staring during the late-summer of 2019, the MKLPA contracted with Onterra, LLC to conduct EWM monitoring activities and provide technical guidance and direction on EWM management moving forward.
Management activities are carried out by third-party contractors selected by the MKLPA. In 2020, the MKLPA’s management strategy included herbicide treatment, carried out by Schmidt’s Aquatic, LLC and manual removal, conducted by APM, LLC .