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    Lake Superior Watershed Rural Property Guide

Owning and managing rural property can be challenging as well as rewarding. How can owners or managers know they are properly caring for their wooded land, pasture, river, or lake property?

This just released Lake Superior Watershed Rural Property Guide can help answer questions about many issues related to rural property management such as testing drinking wells, maintaining septic systems, and safely disposing of household hazardous materials.

The guide, published by the University of Wisconsin-Extension with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program office, contains information relevant to property owners and managers in rural Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, and Iron counties in Wisconsin.

All sections below are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

View the entire Guide (8.8MB) or view a particular section by clicking its title below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Is In This Guide?
Introduction to the Lake Superior Watershed
Wells
Well Resources
Septic Systems
Waste Disposal
Waste Disposal Resources
Energy Conservation
Energy Conservation Resources
Wetlands
Wetland Resources
Shorelines
Shoreline Resources
Habitat
Habitat Resources
Stormwater
Stormwater Resources
Landscaping for Wildlife
Landscaping for Wildlife Resources
Other Resources
Acknowledgement

Map: Lake Superior Drainage Basin

 

 

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