Professional Services For Hire
At Golden Sands RC&D we provide:
Our regional conservation non-profit has decades of experience using science to implement conservation practices in Central Wisconsin. We provide services at affordable rates and tailor our approach to best serve our customers. For 50 years, we have worked with public and private partners to develop solutions that support healthy environments and economies.
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Contact us today to learn more and schedule your service!
Mail: 1100 Main Street, Suite #150
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Aquatic Invasive Species Services
Comprehensive aquatic plant inventory surveys and mapping
Invasive species control, including SCUBA and snorkel removal
Aquatic invasive species identification and removal training
Purple loosestrife and Eurasian watermilfoil biocontrol
Lake Management Plan and Aquatic Plant Management Plan writing
Clean Boats, Clean Waters program management
Terrestrial Invasive Species Services
Plant inventory surveys and mapping
Invasive species removal, including manual removal and herbicide spot-treatment for species including but not limited to spotted knapweed, garlic mustard, Japanese knotweed, and buckthorn
Invasive Plant Management Plan writing
Invasive species identification, management, and biocontrol
Native plants and wildlife
Managed grazing technical assistance and plan writing
Lake Management Plan writing
Collaboration with Golden Sands RC&D leads to great results!
"The crew... secured the necessary permits, kept us abreast of the process and did the actual work in a most professional way. We can't say enough about their good service and look forward to working with them in the future."
Cindy and David Worth
Terrestrial Invasive Species Control
In 2021 Golden Sands RC&D helped neighbors along the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes restore wildlife habitat and prevent shoreline erosion by controlling Japanese knotweed, an aggressive invasive plant that can damage sidewalks and building foundations. Golden Sands RC&D worked with the landowners to survey for Japanese knotweed and then controlled plants with a combination of manual and chemical methods while complying with all applicable aquatic plant management laws. All plants were successfully treated. The landowners have agreed to work with Golden Sands RC&D in future years to continue management because Japanese knotweed requires multiple years of treatment to eradicate.
Aquatic Invasive Species Planning
Golden Sands RC&D helped members of the White River Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District carry out a three-year Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) control project near Wautoma. In collaboration with local and state partners, Golden Sands RC&D completed multiple lake-wide and EWM specific mapping surveys to document changes in the native plant community and to map the abundance of invasive species in the millpond. Golden Sands RC&D also provided the lake group technical support and helped remove EWM. As a result of the project, the Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is better equipped to manage their lake to protect their fishery, wildlife, water quality, and recreational opportunities.
Bringing together science & community
for 50 years to help grow Wisconsin's
economy and protect our natural