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PROPOSED MASTER PLAN VARIANCE AUTHORIZES HUNTER YURT ON FLAMBEAU RIVER STATE FOREST

Contact(s): Mitch Horrie, DNR Property Planner, 608-266-2698
August 6, 2019

Public comment period open through August 27, 2019

A camping yurt, similar to this one Wisconsin Natural Resources Board members toured last September in Bayfield County, would be allowed in the Flambeau River State Forest under a proposed master plan ammendment. - Photo credit: DNR
A camping yurt, similar to this one Wisconsin Natural Resources Board members toured last September in Bayfield County, would be allowed in the Flambeau River State Forest under a proposed master plan variance. Photo credit: DNR

WINTER, Wis. - A hunter camping yurt would be authorized in the Flambeau River State Forest under a variance the Department of Natural Resources is proposing to the forest's master plan.

The yurt would provide a unique year-round overnight recreation opportunity that addresses shifting generational trends and preferences for hunting and camping experiences while furthering the department's commitment to hunter recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3), according to Mitch Horrie, DNR property planner.

The yurt is being planned through the master plan variance process. A master plan variance is a change in the use or management of an area that is consistent with the area's land management classification and objectives.

The public can review the draft variance, which includes a map of the proposed location of the yurt, by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for "property planning" and clicking the link for "Flambeau River State Forest (plan variance)." Questions or comments should be submitted by August 27, 2019 to Mitch Horrie, DNR Property Planner through the online comment form on the variance website, via email to Mitchell.Horrie@wisconsin.gov, or by mail at Wisconsin DNR; Attn: Mitch Horrie; PO Box 7921; Madison, WI 53707-7921.

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 06, 2019




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