Powell Marsh Wildlife Area


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...