Native Plant Consultations

Native trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, and grasses provide the back drop for the beautiful Northwoods scenery around Lake Owen. They also help to slow the flow of water and reduce nutrient loading and runoff to the lake while providing important habitat along the water’s edge.

Are you interested in improving habitat along your shoreline and reducing runoff into Lake Owen?

Do you have questions about how to best proceed?

The Lake Owen Association Lake Manager Cheryl Clemens has years of experience advising waterfront property owners in achieving these objectives. The Lake Owen Association offers this technical assistance at no charge to landowners with the help of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Grant. Note for cost-sharing eligibility there are minimum planting area and location requirements.

Cheryl is scheduling limited visits for Lake Owen property owners this summer. Contact Cheryl for more information and to schedule a free consultation.   715-268-9992




Ten simple step to keep your lake water in front of your house clean, clear and pure:  Protecting Your Waterfront Investment.

How to make your view of Lake Owen even more attractive and desirable:  A Fresh Look at Shoreland Restoration

The top ten plants for beauty and for attracting the most desirable birds:  Top Plants for Wildlife

The top native shrubs for northern Wisconsin  for a shoreline of bold color and beauty:  Top Ten Native Shoreline Plants

Overview of shoreline landscaping in Bayfield County.   Shoreland Restoration Guide for Bayfield County

Native plant guidance specific to Lake Owen and Bayfield County.  Updated Lake Owen native plant list.

If you want to learn what plants are native to your areas, which ones are right for your site conditions, where to purchase them, or how to work with your local government to create ordinances friendly to native plants, go here:  Website for native plant enthusiasts.