RLS Lake Programs

Which Lake Program is Best for Your Lake Community?

LakeAdvise®

Choose LakeAdvise® if the following characteristics apply to your group:

  1. There is a very limited budget and minimum funding (i.e. no assessment district)
  2. There is only need for advice on one aspect of lake management (i.e. milfoil control)
  3. There is a desire for a reconnaissance overview of your lake and basic recommendations
  4. There is a short time frame in which you need any of the information above
  5. There is a lake issue that you are unsure about and need to know the next logical steps

LakeManage®

Choose LakeManage® if the following characteristics apply to your group:

  1. The lake has invasive species as the only lake issue and a desire to manage/eradicate them
  2. The lake has issues that would likely require continuous management
  3. The lake is large and the extent of invasives or other water quality impairments is unknown
  4. There are active lake officers that can work with our scientists for the best outcome in educating the residents on proper best management practices and lake stewardship

LakeRestore®

Choose LakeRestore® if the following characteristics apply to your group:

  1. The lake is experiencing severe water quality degradation (i.e. abundant fish kills, turbid water, putrid water, excessive algae and/or aquatic plant growth)
  2. The lake has suddenly shifted from a commonly observed state to one of dramatic and unfavorable change
  3. The lake seems to be out of balance and current management methods are not working
  4. There is adequate funding to address all of the aforementioned issues and implement solutions or RLS may assist you with obtaining that funding
  5. There is a need for long-term improvement of the lake for future generations

LakeEngage®

Choose LakeEngage® if the following characteristics apply to your group:

  1. There is a highly motivated Association or Board that desires an intensive learning program that teaches sustainable lake practices
  2. The lake community is heavily involved in the current lake management practices
  3. The lake community has a desire to manage their lake with autonomy in the future without the assistance of a lake expert.
    Note: Outside expertise may still be needed but RLS has lake education specialists that can help your community be more empowered and in control of lake management practice
  4. The lake community has leaders that are willing to meet multiple times a year for learning and outreach opportunities