Much of the recreational activity in the NHLD centers around boating on many of the 7500+ lakes in the region. NTL-LTER is now collecting longitudinal data on the relationship between this important user group and the lakes of the NTL-LTER. In the 2011 season, we intercepted 1700 boaters at 136 lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties, ultimately receiving logbooks documenting over 5900 trips taken by 834 participants.
We are implementing new technologies for studying the environment through formation of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON), a grassroots network of scientists and information technology experts who use data from instrumented buoys around the world to understand the complex coupling of physical and biological processes in lakes.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-0822700, NTL LTER. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.