Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated http://wxpr.org en DNR Wants More Details On Off-Road Park http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-wants-more-details-road-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>DNR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it needs more information to determine whether an off road park in Forest County would be eligible for certain grants.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The nonprofit Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated wants Forest County to buy the land for a 10,000-acre park.&nbsp;</p><p>The group is pitching the project as a good deal for the county, saying park tourism and timber management on the land could generate revenue, while the purchase of the land could be fifty percent paid-for by DNR stewardship grants.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19687 at http://wxpr.org DNR Wants More Details On Off-Road Park Forest County Board Hears Proposal in Closed Session http://wxpr.org/post/forest-county-board-hears-proposal-closed-session <p>The Forest County Board of Supervisors heard the details of a proposed off-road park Tuesday night in closed session.&nbsp;</p><p>RT Krueger, President of the Forest County Economic Development Partnership, says the session was closed because it involved details of possible land purchases that can’t be public.&nbsp;</p><p>He says now county board members have the details they’ve been waiting for.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:57:53 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18978 at http://wxpr.org Forest County Board Hears Proposal in Closed Session Committee Proposes Location, County Land Purchase for Off-Road Park http://wxpr.org/post/committee-proposes-location-county-land-purchase-road-park <p>Proponents of a controversial off-road park in Forest County have unveiled the details of their proposal.&nbsp;</p><p>A planning committee has selected a location north of Laona, near the intersections of county highways G and O.&nbsp; It includes a stretch of the Peshtigo River.&nbsp;</p><p>The group Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated wants Forest County to purchase the 10-thousand acre site over a series of several years and phases.&nbsp; The land is currently held by private companies Crandon Timber and Plum Creek.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18929 at http://wxpr.org Committee Proposes Location, County Land Purchase for Off-Road Park Off-Road Park Draws Opposition At Public Hearing http://wxpr.org/post/road-park-draws-opposition-public-hearing <p>A proposed 10,000-acre off-road vehicle park in Forest county drew opposition at a Saturday public hearing in Laona, along with calls for a referendum.</p><p>About 60 people attended the first gathering called by the Forest county board.. A private non-profit organization, Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc wants to develop the large facility but has not produced on the record details where the park would be located, saying it could be in seven possible locations.</p><p>One speaker asked a series of questions to the four committee members present...</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:03:29 +0000 Ken Krall 14179 at http://wxpr.org Off-Road Park Draws Opposition At Public Hearing Public Hearing Set For Forest Co. Off-Road Park http://wxpr.org/post/public-hearing-set-forest-co-road-park <p>A&nbsp;public hearing about a proposed Off-Road Park in Forest county is set for early February.</p><p>Wisconsin Off-Road Park, Incorporated will be holding the first public hearing February 8 at the Laona School gymnasium.</p><p>Forest County Economic Development Partnership Director Jim Schuessler says there will be a presentation on the proposal, then open mike time...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>&nbsp;&nbsp;</u></i></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:43:21 +0000 Ken Krall 13478 at http://wxpr.org Public Hearing Set For Forest Co. Off-Road Park Committee to Help Oversee Off-Road Park Development http://wxpr.org/post/committee-help-oversee-road-park-development <p>A new county board committee will oversee Forest County’s role in the development of an off-road park.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nonprofit is pushing to build a 10,000 acre off-road vehicle park that it says will stimulate the local economy.</span></p><p>The Forest county board recently approved over $40,000 toward park development, so the project could apply for matching funds from the state’s economic development corporation.&nbsp;</p><p>Count Board Chairman Paul Millan&nbsp;says the new five-person committee will oversee how that money is being spent.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:40:25 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12342 at http://wxpr.org Committee to Help Oversee Off-Road Park Development Nonprofit Gathers Support for ATV Park http://wxpr.org/post/nonprofit-gathers-support-atv-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nonprofit group is working to build a 10,000 acre off-road vehicle park in Forest County. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he group says it would have a $28 million annual impact.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President of Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated John </span>Schnorr<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it would meet a sizable demand for off-road recreation.&nbsp; And he notes the park would be open year-round.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:22:12 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8783 at http://wxpr.org Nonprofit Gathers Support for ATV Park