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Public comments sought on Forestry Exploration Center draft management plan

Published by Central Office June 6, 2017

Contact(s): Shelley Warwick, DNR planner, 608-266-2698

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release was previously issued to media in southeastern Wisconsin.] 
Comments accepted through June 27, 2017

MADISON - The public comment period for a draft management plan for the Forestry Exploration Center, located in Milwaukee County, is open for public comment through June 27, 2017.

This draft management plan includes proposed improvements for accessibility and education, including:

The Forestry Exploration Center [EXIT DNR] is a non-profit organization dedicated to forestry education in Wisconsin. The FEC and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have a public/private partnership to make this 50-acre property in Wauwatosa a model of sustainable forestry and educational outreach.

For more information and to provide feedback, visit, search keywords "master planning" and select "tier 3 management plans."

Tier 3 property management plans are classified as minor actions under Natural Resources Chapter 150.20(1 m)(k) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code and do not require an environmental analysis.

Comments and/or questions related to these draft plans can be directed to Shelley Warwick, DNR planner, at 608-266-2698 or via email at by June 27, 2017.

Specific questions regarding the Forestry Exploration Center can be directed to Mike Sieger, DNR Forester, at 262-594-6209 or via email at

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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