The last of three public meetings on amending the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest master plan concerning recreation was held last week, but more revisions are likely says an official. The DNR held the hearings to see what issues need to be addressed after the legislature directed them to do so.The forest is the state's largest and most visited property.

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An open house is planned for Woodruff Wednesday afternoon to give the public a second chance to comment on a plan to open more state forests to logging.

The DNR is proposing a variance to the master plans for the northern forests, including the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest that will classify 75 percent of the state's northern forests as forest production areas.


The Natural Resources Board Wednesday approved a change in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest master plan requested  by Camp American Legion.

The change allows use of an additional 225 acres to provide accessible trails and hunting opportunities at Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk.

Forest Superintendent Steve Peterson says the American Legion has operated the camp on Big Carr Lake and Little Lake Tomahawk since 1925 with a number of leases. He says there was an agreement that if they needed more land again, the state would work with  them...


If approved, veterans will have exclusive access to 225 acres of the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest for accessible trails and hunting opportunities.

A public meeting is set for Thursday to get public comment on the amendment to the Forest Master Plan.

Forest superintendent Steve Petersen says Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk serves veterans and families who have medical needs. He says the Camp would like to provide other programming for their veterans...

Wisconsin DNR

Comments are being sought on proposed changes to the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest and the Willow Flowage master plans.

State Forest Superintendent Steve Petersen says they are making some adjustments to previous master plans because of some recent changes...