Powell Marsh Wildlife Area

Wisconsin DNR

The state Natural Resources Board has approved the Powell Marsh Master Plan, but did take into account the desires of residents living near Dead Pike Lake.

Powell Marsh is a 4,800 acre state property in western Vilas county, which is about 80 percent wetland. Dead Pike Lake water quality has been damaged by iron floc, draining off an area where a failed experiment to bring in a goose population took place in the 1950's.


The draft Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area master plan will be presented for final approval at next month's Natural Resources Board meeting.

Following a public input process that included multiple public meetings and a four-day workshop to acquire stakeholder input the agency came up with a draft plan.


An open house is set for next Monday at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on the DNR's Draft Powell Marsh Master Plan.

A public comment period on the plan is open until September 9.

Powell Marsh is a 4,800-acre state property known as an open peatland with several small flowages and lakes located in western Vilas county.


The DNR and consultants are asking for public input as they move forward with the planning process for the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area.

The area is in western Vilas county and is bounded on three sides by the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest and the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa tribal lands. Meetings are being held in two weeks in Manitowish Waters. The DNR's property planning section chief Diane Brusoe says the charette process is a multi-day design workshop designed to capture public input...


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...