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August public meetings will gather input for Recreation Opportunities analysis process

Published by Central Office July 18, 2017

Contact(s): Cameron Bump, DNR parks and recreation specialist, 715-839-2786

MADISON - In August, Department of Natural Resources staff will gather input at five public open houses to shape future planning regarding outdoor recreation opportunities in northern and northeastern Wisconsin.

In spring 2017, the DNR staff began the Recreation Opportunities Analysis process to collect information regarding existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities and identify future recreation needs in eight regions throughout Wisconsin. This process will identify future opportunities for providing high-quality recreation experiences and the potential role of DNR properties in helping to meet those needs.

Gathering public input is an extremely important step in the ROA process, and meetings in northern and northeastern Wisconsin will give anyone interested in outdoor recreation a great opportunity to provide feedback.

Each meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. - DNR staff will provide a brief project overview at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Public meetings for the Upper Lake Michigan Coastal region (Marinette, Oconto, Manitowoc, Brown, Kewaunee and Door counties) are as follows:

Public meetings for the Great Northwest Region (Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Polk, Barron and Rusk counties) are as follows:

While the ROA process has begun in these regions, additional regional public meetings will be held as the process moves forward. The analysis process will generally describe recreation opportunities for each region.

To receive email updates regarding the ROA process, visit and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page titled "subscribe for updates for DNR topics," then follow the prompts and select "Recreation opportunities analysis," found within the list titled "outdoor recreation."

For more information regarding the recreational opportunities analysis, search keyword "ROA."

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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