DNR Meeting On Outdoor Recreation Needs Monday

Jun 14, 2017

Credit Wisconsin DNR

A meeting next Monday in Rhinelander could have an impact on future recreation in the Northwoods.

The DNR is hosting the meeting to get feedback about outdoor recreation for a Recreation Opportunities Analysis they are doing.

DNR recreation specialist Cameron Bump says the analysis is examining existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities. Bump says they held an initial set of meetings in March and have put together a draft document for the public to provide input...

".....I think the big takeaway in our process is that the Northwoods region is a fantastic place for outdoor recreation and I don't think anyone in the Northwoods region would disagree with that. There are so many opportunities, there's so much public land to go into and. The big take away is just that, that there are many opportunities. But there are also opportunities for things to take place...."

Bump says the study identifies future opportunities for providing high quality recreation experiences and the DNR's role in providing those opportunities.

The Northwoods Region in the study includes Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Florence, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Price and Taylor counties. The open house style meeting is next Monday, June 19, from 4-7 p.m. at Hodag Banquet Center on Pueblo Drive in Rhinelander.

Bump says go to the DNR website and put 'ROA' in the search box. A link is here.