Completed plans
establishing goals and objectives for DNR properties.
Plan reports
monitoring goals and objectives.
Feasibility studies
studying new properties.
Public lands
parks, forests, wildlife, fisheries, natural areas, trails, wild rivers and flowages.
Contact information
For information on the Northern Kettle Moraine wildlife, fishery and natural areas master plan, contact:
Ed Jepsen
Planner
608-266-3568
Dale Katsma
Area Wildlife Supervisor
920-892-8756 ext. 3013

Property Master PlansNorthern Kettle Moraine region wildlife, fishery and natural areas

The Northern Kettle Moraine region master planning effort includes nine properties totaling about 16,400 acres. These properties lie predominately within Sheboygan, Washington, Fond du Lac and Ozaukee Counties, but portions lie in Dodge, Calumet and Manitowoc Counties. They provide diverse fish and game habitat in many high quality wetlands, grasslands, forests and warm/cold water streams, lakes, and rivers. state natural areas are located on these properties too.

Nichols Creek WA, spring pond

Nichols Creek Wildlife Area, spring pond

Vision and goals

Vision and goals

Vision: The Northern Kettle Moraine region properties will be managed to provide quality, traditional recreational experiences in lightly developed settings for a large and growing population in SE Wisconsin. These natural communities will be managed for user enjoyment consistent with the purpose and ecological capacity of these properties. The ecological diversity and quality of the rivers, streams, marshes, bogs, grasslands and forests will be maintained, and enhanced as practicable, for future generations. The most effective and sustainable habitat and fish and wildlife management efforts include citizens, private landowners, educational institutions and resource management agencies working together.

  • Goal 1: Protect and enhance the natural communities through sound resource management to conserve biological diversity and associated wildlife, rare plants and animal species.
  • Goal 2: Provide recreational and educational opportunities that are compatible and complementary with the natural environment including hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife viewing, canoeing, boating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and nature study.
  • Goal 3: Develop programs and facilities that will enhance the natural and cultural resources and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of these properties.
  • Goal 4: Protect and enhance aquatic resources on these properties to maintain sustainable game fisheries with an emphasis on coldwater stream habitat to promote the natural reproduction of trout species.
  • Goal 5: Protect, manage and enhance habitat on these properties to maintain their importance as migratory stopover areas.
  • Goal 6: Protect and manage the natural communities and the natural features of Cedarburg Bog SNA that contribute to its status as a National Natural Landmark.

Planning documents

Planning documents

* We've posted the final Regional and Property Analysis (RPA) and maps July 2013. See the maps under the "maps" tab.

Maps

Maps

* We've posted the final Regional and Property Analysis (RPA) and maps July 2013. See the RPA under the "planning documents" tab.

Northern Kettle Moraine Region Regional and Property Analysis [PDF] *
DNR PUB LF067 October 2012

Contacts

Contacts

Your comments are important so please consider coming to meetings, mailing in comments, or calling us. We welcome your feedback on the property management goals and master planning issues throughout the process. Please send comments or questions to:

Ed Jepsen, Planner
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
608-266-3568

Dale Katsma, Area Wildlife Supervisor
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
1155 Pilgrim Road
Plymouth WI 53073
920-892-8756 Ext.3013

Last revised: Friday September 20 2013