Welcome to the Town of Saint Germain Lakes Committee Library, a collection of documents and other electronic materials related to the history, use and management of St. Germain and greater WI lakes. Check back often for updates.

Categories of topics:

History of lakes
9,900 years of natural aging followed by 100 years of concentrated human activity
Economic value of lakes
Lake use
Healthy Lakes Initiative: Opportunities for waterfront property owners
St. Germain Lake Organization Documents


History of lakes

Wisconsin's Ice Age: A Landscape Sculpted by Ice and Water pdf document

"Limnology 101" PowerPoint

"Lakes 101, Ecology, Habitat and the Shoreland Connection" PowerPoint

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9,900 years of natural aging followed by 100 years of concentrated human activity

The birth and aging of St. Germain area lakes pdf document

Trophic States: A visual explanation of the natural (or human induced) aging of lakes pdf document

Human impact on near shore fish and wildlife habitat PowerPoint

Nearshore Fish and Wildlife Habitat: Human Impacts, Obvious Remedies, Difficult Choices PowerPoint

"Champions of the Public Trust", An explanation of Wisconsin's Public Trust Doctrine pdf document

Vilas County response to 2015 revisions to State Shoreline Zoning

Wisconsin Shorelands Initiative website

Dredging pdf document

USGS Shifts in fish habitat under climate change website

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Economic value of lakes

The economic value of lakes to the Town of St. Germain and throughout Vilas County pdf document

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Lake use

Vilas County Lakes & Rivers Association Courtesy Code pdf document

WDNR boating saftey tips website

Handbook of Wisconsin Boating Laws and Responsibilities website

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Healthy Lakes Inititative: Opportunities for waterfront property owners

Let's Make Healthy WI Lakes Together website, WI Healthy Lakes Initiative
A guide to Healthy Lakes Using Lakeshore Landscaping website
Protecting and Restoring Shorelands UWEX Learning Store
Fresh Look at Shoreland Restoration UWEX Learning Store
Ten Simple Shoreline Practices to Protect Your Waterfront Investment UWEX Learning Store
Protecting Our Living Shorelines UWEX Learning Store
A Second Life for Trees in Lakes UWEX Learning Store
My Lakeshore Field Journal UWEX Learning Store
Protecting Our Lakes and Streams: Help Stop Polluted Water Runoff UWEX Learning Store
How Impervious Surfaces Impact Fish, Wildlife & Waterfront Proptery Values UWEX Learning Store

Choosing the Right Waterfront Property UWEX Learning Store

Helping fish and wildlife on your waterfront property pdf document

Wisconsin Shorelands Initiative website

Importance of Gardening With Native Plands pdf document

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St. Germain Lake Organization Documents

Alma/Moon Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District - Lake Management / Plans / Newsletters / Reports

Newsletters website

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Big St. Germain Area Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation District - Lake Management / Plans / Newsletters / Reports

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Found Lake Propterty Owners Association - Lake Management Plans / Newsletters / Reports

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Lost Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District - Lake Management Plans / Newsletters / Reports

2015 AIS Monitoring & Control Strategy Assessment Report pdf document
2016 AIS Monitoring & Control Strategy Assessment Report pdf document

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Little St. Germain Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District - Lake Management Plans / Newsletters / Reports

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