The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing new protections for the northern long-eared bat that would give more freedom to the logging industry.
The federal agency wanted to list the bat as endangered after white nose syndrome decimated populations in some areas. But it’s been getting a lot of feedback from the public in favor of a less-restrictive threatened listing.
Members of the public are getting a chance to voice what they’d like to see longterm on the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area in Oneida County. About 40 people attended a public information session Tuesday night.
Controversy over a local club’s proposal for what could be the first ATV trail through a state Wildlife Area has been folded into a larger master planning process for the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area. It will likely dictate where and if motorized use is allowed.
Access for ATVs in Eagle River took a big step forward at last night’s city council meeting. City council voted to pursue plans for a north-south corridor for ATVs. The corridor would run from Tamarack to Railroad, then crosses to Sherburne, Adams, then Mill road. ATV-er Dick Decker says it’s about time.