The Chippewa County Department of Land Conservation & Forest Management will reconvene a stakeholder focus group to assist in the development of a County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan covering the time period of 2021 through 2035. The focus group will include representatives from law enforcement, natural resource managers, private landowners, loggers, recreational trail organizations, and hunting and fishing organizations.
The meetings have been scheduled as follows:
- March 31, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Due to the Safer at Home Order (3/24/20), the meeting will be held through the Webex Online Meeting platform. Instructions will be posted to join the meeting.
- April 28, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Due to the Safer at Home Order (3/24/20), the meeting will be held through the Webex Online Meeting platform. Instructions will be posted to join the meeting.
- Public Open House - September 2, 2020
- Public Hearing - September 10, 2020
Overview of Planning Process
Chapter 28 of Wisconsin Statutes, Section 28.11(5)(a) requires that counties manage county forest lands pursuant to a Comprehensive County Forest Land Use Plan, prepared for a 15-year period by the County Forestry Committee.
Comprehensive County Forest Land Use Plans establish policy and provide a management framework that guides counties to administer County Forests in compliance with the purpose and direction of the County Forest Law, as defined in s. 28.11, Wisconsin Statutes, and pursuant to input from citizens and groups so that local needs and objectives are met.
LCFM staff will conduct a public open house September 2, 2020, to inform and educate interested members of the public. A formal public hearing will then be held in September 10, 2020, to gather final public input prior to completion of the plan for approval by the Chippewa County Board and the DNR.
April 28, 2020, Stakeholder Advisory Meeting - Focus on Silviculture and Forest Administration
March 31, 2020, Stakeholder Advisory Meeting - Focus on Ecologically Significant Areas, Soil, Water, Fish & Wildlife Management
October 4, 2019, Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting - Focus on Access and Recreation
Permanent Primary Road Map (To be added soon)
Secondary Road Map (To be added soon)
County Forest Snowmobile and ATV/UTV Trail System Map (To be added soon)