The DNR is sponsoring a listening session this month on the future direction of the 4,800 acre Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area in Vilas county.
DNR Regional Program Manager Mike Zeckmeister says the the process of revising the master plan for the area near Manitowish Waters began in August. A meeting was held at the Manitowish Waters town hall. He says they decided to do a second meeting...
"....what's a little bit different about this is we are having some top DNR administrators there, including some DNR Natural Resource Board members. They can hear first hand any public thoughts about the current and future thoughts about the management of the wildlife area..."
Zeckmeister says there are a number of management alternatives the state can implement. He says they've already had a good deal of comment on the proposals. He says the best way to find out more information is to go to the DNR website and type in the words "master planning", where all the alternatives are presented under the Powell Marsh plan.
The 20,000 acre wetland complex mostly owned and managed by the Lac du Flambeau Tribe. The large open wetland habitat with shallow open water habitat of Powell Marsh is unique in the region.
The next meeting is October 29 at the Manitowish Waters town hall from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.