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July 29, 2014

RHINELANDER - A public open house regarding a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources feasibility study on a proposed ATV/UTV trail will be held Tuesday Aug. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the Northwoods Community Elementary School in Harshaw, WI. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss the department's analysis of the proposed trail for a portion of the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area.

The Nokomis ATV Club has asked for an ATV/UTV trail to be added across the southeast portion of the wildlife area. The requested route is 1.4 miles long and runs on an existing snowmobile trail.

Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area
Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area
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Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area is a forested 3,000 acre property located approximately ten miles west of Rhinelander. Woodboro has an extensive network of walking trails and lightly developed roads. Use of ATVs/UTVs is not currently allowed.

The department has completed a report on the feasibility, alternatives and environmental impact analysis of the trail request. Following public review, the trail request will be forwarded to the Natural Resources Board for a final decision. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments to the board at that time.

The department will accept initial public comment regarding the ATV/UTV trail and feasibility analysis until 5 p.m., Aug. 25, 2014. Comments may be directed to Jeremy Holtz, Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area, 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander, WI 54501; by email to, or by calling 715-365-8999.

To view the feasibility report, visit, search keywords "master planning," and select "Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area." Copies are available at the Rhinelander DNR office, or by contacting Jeremy Holtz at the phone number or address listed above.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Watkins, DNR property planner, 608-264-6058

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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