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Crystal Lake and Watershed Association

 

Crystal Lake &
Watershed Association
P.O. Box 89, Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 882-4001
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References


• Manuals & Handbooks • Presentations
• Studies and Reports • Bibliographies
• Publications • Other Special
   Publications


Manuals & Handbooks

  • The Crystal Lake "Walkabout" - Interpretive Manual – An Educational Primer for Students; A Reference Handbook for Property Owners and Visitors. (All are PDF documents, see below for details.)

  • Crystal Lake — Life or Death — A Lake Owners' Manual (CLWF)

Decker, R. William, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee, Benzie County Board of Public Works, "Crystal Lake - Life or Death", Benzie County, Michigan, 1987, 32 pp + 8 figures.

As a prototypical Lake Owners' Manual, Crystal Lake - Life or Death (CLLD) is a significant book. It resulted from discussions by local citizens who formed an Ad Hoc Committee to the Benzie County Public Works Department. This Committee raised concerns about two issues: (1) present and future water quality problems of the Crystal Lake Watershed, and (2) absence of an equitable and effective plan for watershed management.

Updates appeared as Crystal Shorelines - the Newsletters of the CLWF, on our Newsletters page.

  • Crystal Lake Handbook — (CLA)

A publication jointly sponsored by the Crystal Lake Association and Michigan State University Extension, Betsy Youngblood, Editor, Beulah, MI, 2002, 64pp.

As part of the Crystal Lake Association's initiative to implement a comprehensive lake-protection plan, this handbook has been prepared to provide area residents with practical information on how to manage their properties in a manner to protect the health and beauty of Crystal Lake. The topics of safety and activity on the water use are also discussed. This handbook contains specific information for homeowners on how to protect Crystal Lake through proper lakefront care, lakeside landscaping, and best practices for septic-system maintenance. Background information, such as the lake's physical characteristics and the definition of water quality, is presented to provide context for the material presented. The persuasive evidence is that our collective efforts and actions will help preserve the exceptional quality of Crystal Lake for many years to come.

Studies and Reports

  • Daniels, Stacy L., and Murphy, Paul C., Biomonitoring of the Cold Creek Watershed - Three Subwatersheds of the Crystal Lake Watershed, Benzie County, Michigan, Final Report, Supported by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Volunteer Monitoring Program, Clean Water Fund, Clean Michigan Initiative, July 15, 2003, 40pp + 100 pp appendices.

  • Daniels, Stacy L., and Osborn, Thomas, Crystal Lake: Water Quality Monitoring, Report for 1994 and 1995, July 13, 1996, 80 pp, CLWF, P.O. Box 104, Beulah, MI 49617. (See report under "Hydrolab Multiprobe Studies" here: Deepwater Monitoring.)

  • Fusilier, Wallace E., Crystal Lake, Crystal Lake, Benzonia, and Lake Townships, Benzie County, Michigan, Water Quality Study, 1998, sponsored by the Crystal Lake Watershed Fund, 2002, 33 pp. (See Chemical Parameters of Interest.)

Publications

Presentations

Bibliographies

Other Special Publications

The Crystal Lake Watershed has a long and varied environmental history. Manuscripts describing the unique ecological niches are often buried in hard-to-obtain books or journals, or in limited editions of private printings.

This reference section is being established to better acquaint our readers with some of these rare resources. Selections will be added in the future.


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