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WISCONSIN - Comment Period Extended for Property Management Guidance-Motorized Road Access

July 15, 2015 2:42 PM

The comment period for a draft guidance concerning property management has been extended. "Motorized Access on Department Roads" is now open for comment on the Proposed DNR Program Guidance Web page until July 31, 2015. (See previous alert below for details.) Thanks for your involvement, Ric Foster Public Lands Department Manager BlueRibbon Coalition 208-237-1008 ext 107

WISCONSIN - Comment Period Extended for Property Management Guidance - Motorized Road Access
COMMENTS DUE BY JULY 31, 2015

Dear BRC Alert Subscriber,

The comment period for a draft guidance concerning property management has been extended. "Motorized Access on Department Roads" is now open for comment on the Proposed DNR Program Guidance Web page until July 31, 2015. (See previous alert below for details.)

Thanks for your involvement,
 
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008


WISCONSIN - DNR Seeks Public Comments For Program Guidance Related to Motorized Road Access
COMMENTS NEEDED BY JULY 15, 2015

Dear BRC Alert Subscriber,

As OHV recreationists, you have a direct interest in Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properties and the uses associated with their roads. Wisconsin State Statute 23.116, requires DNR to inventory and map all roads located on department property.

Each map will designate which roads are open to the public for the use of motorized vehicles and will determine when each road is open or closed for such use. To provide for public recreational access and management activities conducted by department staff, and in response to continued public interest and feedback, the department will create a comprehensive road inventory system for department roads.

The department is currently seeking feedback regarding general considerations that will be used to evaluate motorized road access. To provide feedback, visit the department website, (dnr.wi.gov), and search keywords "proposed DNR program guidance."

When program guidance has been approved, additional public input opportunities will gather feedback for each property where motorized access is evaluated. The public will play an important role in evaluating which roads are open for motorized use.

In addition to feedback received from the public, a number of considerations will be used to evaluate properties, including visitor requests for access, operational feasibility, natural resource impacts based on anticipated level of use and economic benefits.

Upon completion, the department's Public Access Lands atlas will provide standardized property maps with the following information:

  • roads open for public motorized use;
  • seasonality of open roads;
  • planned development level of open roads; and
  • types of motorized vehicles allowed on open roads.

For more information regarding motorized road access on department-owned lands, search keywords "motorized road access."

BRC believes this is a great opportunity for the OHV community to help the state identify riding opportunities that are important to you and/or your club.

BRC believes this is a great opportunity for the OHV community to show their support for the state's effort to identify road-based riding opportunities that are important to you and/or your club.

SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO:
Aaron Buchholz
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Green Bay Service Center
2984 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54313-6727
Email: Aaron.Buchholz@Wisconsin.gov

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008
 

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and collaboration among recreationists.
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