Adaptive Management Plan Finalized

We are pleased to announce we have finalized our Adaptive Management Plan.  Developing this document was critical to help us map out Chateaugay Lake’s milfoil control strategy in more detail and to finalize plans.  We greatly appreciate the scores of lake residents who participated in the three strategy sessions over the past six months which led to the development of this Adaptive Management Plan.  You may view the plan by clicking HERE .

As a reminder, our first session, Milfoil Control History and Outlook, was held on July 22 with 47 in-person participants. The second session, Herbicide as a Control Option, was held on August 10 via Zoom with 57 participants.  The feedback from these sessions was reviewed by the Chateaugay Lake Foundation Board at a meeting in late September, in preparation for a third strategy session.  We then spent the fall consulting with experts, meeting with local town leaders, and refining our plans. The third session, Directions for Milfoil Control, where we reviewed the draft Adaptive Management Plan, was held on 15 February via Zoom with 33 participants.  
 
In the CLF’s year-end mailing to shore owners, we outlined the resulting five-year treatment plan, along with funding requirements. We felt it was important to share this information with the lake community that provides two-thirds of our funding. The project would begin in early summer 2024 with a pilot project for the Narrows south of the bridge extending to the sand bar. Treatment of other lake segments would follow to expand control lake wide. Permitting for the 2024 pilot project would take place this spring. You may view the link to the brochure which accompanied HERE .

Sincerely,
The Chateaugay Lake Foundation Board

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