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.
County staff will facilitate four (4) Stakeholders Advisory Group meetings between October, 2019, and January, 2020. Each meeting will focus on a set of topics. The meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:
-October 3, 2019
-November 5, 2019
-December 3, 2019
-January 7, 2019
After reviewing the draft plan with the Stakeholders Advisory Group and the Land Conservation & Forest Management Committee, LCFM staff will conduct a public open house in late January, 2020, to inform and educate interested members of the public. A formal public hearing will then be held in mid-February, 2020, to gather final public input prior to completion of the plan for approval by the Chippewa County Board and the DNR.
The meetings will be open to the public, however, discussion will be limited to recognized group members in the interest of systematic and efficient process.
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)