Paul DeLong 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 Van Vliets to Be Passively Managed http://wxpr.org/post/van-vliets-be-passively-managed <p>Presque Isle’s Van Vliet Hemlocks will become a State Natural Area.&nbsp; And the mostly old-growth parcel will be managed with as little interference as possible.&nbsp; The state Natural Resources Board voted today to approve the DNR’s recommendation to passively manage the entire area.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tom Olson President of the group Friends of the Van </span>Vliet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke at the meeting, citing widespread public support for letting the hemlock parcel manage itself.</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:42:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9707 at http://wxpr.org Van Vliets to Be Passively Managed Wednesday: Natural Resources Board to Consider Van Vliet Changes http://wxpr.org/post/wednesday-natural-resources-board-consider-van-vliet-changes <p>The state Natural Resources Board is set to decide Wednesday on a plan for the Van Vliet Hemlocks.&nbsp; DNR officials are recommending the mostly old-growth parcel be managed with as little involvement as possible.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The agency had originally planned to do some cutting on part of the site that didn’t fit the old-growth profile.&nbsp; But after overwhelming public comment, the </span>DNR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> changed its plan to passive management for the entire site.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9633 at http://wxpr.org Wednesday: Natural Resources Board to Consider Van Vliet Changes New Plan for Van Vliets Goes Up For Approval http://wxpr.org/post/new-plan-van-vliets-goes-approval <p>The DNR is changing its tune on a management plan for the Van Vliet Hemlocks. &nbsp;The&nbsp;agency plans to take a hands-off approach to the 400-acre stand of mostly old growth trees.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials had originally proposed to actively manage a section of the forest that didn&rsquo;t fit the profile of the rest of the site: meaning some trees would be cut in hopes of speeding the process of old growth development.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:53:13 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9439 at http://wxpr.org New Plan for Van Vliets Goes Up For Approval