Lake Advisory Group

This is a committee that works with the Adams County Land and Water Conservation Department (Wally Sedlar) and they act as an advisory group that reports to the Board. To contact any of the members of the Lake Management Plan Advisory Committee please use the Contact Us page.

Chapter 92 of the Wisconsin State Statutes established the Adams County Land and Water Conservation Committee (LWCC) and the Adams County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD). The LWCC and LWCD have the responsibility of conserving long-term soil productivity, protecting the quality of related natural resources, enhancing water quality and focusing on severe soil erosion problems.

The Big Roche A Cri Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District (BRC Lake District) was formed in 1988 to monitor lake water quality and implement best management practices to maintain and improve lake water quality and quantity on Big Roche A Cri Lake.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is dedicated to the preservation, protection, effective management, and maintenance of Wisconsin’s natural resources. It is responsible for implementing the laws of the state and where applicable, the laws of the federal government that protect and enhance the natural resources of our state.

To achieve the purposes of the BRC Lake District, Adams LWCC/LWCD, WDNR a Lake Management Plan was developed. The plan addresses natural resource issues of the lake and also in the lake’s watershed. The plan is dynamic and revisions will occur annually to reflect current events and priorities. The BRC Lake District will gather public input on plan at it’s annual fall meeting. The BRC Lake District will publicly notify all members of the district and public of the meeting. The BRC Lake District will develop a method to accept written comments from the members and the public who cannot attend. The plan will utilize best management practices, education, and regulations to improve the natural resources. The plan will incorporate human conveniences in a manner that does not compromise the quality and quantity of the natural resources. All ordinances, policies, and activities associated with the State, County, and Town must receive approval from proper authorities.

The plan consists of goals and action items to address natural resource issues and activities for a five-year period. As one year passes, another year of the plan will be added so the plan will always reflect a five-year period. Scientific studies, community residents, and the general public were inventoried to determine the goals of the plan. A Lake Advisory Group (LAG) was formed to identify action items, write the rough draft of the Lake Management Plan, and in the future assist BRC Lake District with updates and revisions. The LAG consists of WDNR specialists, BRC Lake District Board Representative, lake residents, community businesses, community residents, Adams County Board representative, Preston Township representative and Adams LWCD.

Once the rough draft was written, LAG members disseminated the plan and received feedback. There was also a public meeting held to receive feedback. LAG members met after receiving the feedback from the public and incorporated the feedback as allowable and deemed necessary into the Big Roche A Cri Lake Management Plan.

The BRC Lake District Board is responsible for implementing and updating/revising the Big Roche A Cri Lake Management Plan. The BRC Lake District consists of representatives of lake residents, the Town of Preston, and the Adams County Board.

Copies of the Big Roche A Cri Lake Management plan have been distributed and are available at the following locations: BRC Lake District; Town of Rome; WDNR Service Center in Wisconsin Rapids; Adams Public Library; and Adams Land and Water Conservation Department.

 

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