The public will have an opportunity to comment on plans for expanded recreational opportunities in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest through the designation of approxiamtely 11 miles of all-terrain and utility vehicle routes on Department of Natural Resources roads in the forest. The DNR public comment period is open through July 3, 2018.
In October 2017, an amendment to the state forest’s 2005 Master Plan designated about 42 miles of existing DNR roads as ATV/UTV routes or trails to connect the larger regional network. It also authorized the DNR to designate an additional 160 miles of ATV/UTV routes and trails on existing DNR roads that help build the overall network. The proposed variance adds approximately 11 miles to help build the overall network.
The public can review the draft variance and maps that show the proposed routes by searching the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov) for keywords “property planning” and clicking on the link for “Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest Variance.”
Questions or comments should be submitted by July 3rd to Cameron Bump via email at Cameron.Bump@wisconsin.gov, by phone at 7615-839-2786, or by mail at: Wisconsin DNR, 1300 Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.