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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 master planning, contact:
Diane Brusoe
Master planning section chief

Property Master Plans Tier 3 Management Plans

Property master planning is a process used to determine how a property will be managed and developed. Since not all DNR properties require the same level or type of planning, a three-tiered planning system has been developed. Properties in the Tier 3 planning group are typically smaller, with a single focus, such as natural areas, wildlife and fishery remnant areas, boat access sites and administrative facilities. Tier 3 Management Plans will help guide property management and development for the current property manager and ensure the consistent management of the property over time as managers change.

Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands

Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands State Natural Area. Photo by Thomas Meyer.

Planning update

The Pierce County Islands Wildlife Area is a 969-acre property located on the Mississippi River in Pierce County. A draft Tier 3 management plan for this property was released for 21-day public comment from January 16 through February 6, 2018. The draft plan is scheduled to be presented to the Natural Resources Board at their April 11, 2018 meeting in Madison. Please visit the Natural Resources Board webpage for more information, including the meeting agenda and public participation guidelines.

Updated versions of the draft plan and maps have been posted below (see "Documents" and "Maps" tabs).

Planning documents

Master Plan

Pierce County Islands Wildlife Area Draft Tier 3 Management Plan – March 2018 [PDF]

Other Documents

Public Participation Plan [PDF/NEW TAB]



Map A: DNR Lands and Recreation Infrastructure Plan [PDF]

Map B: Real Estate Action Items [PDF]

Contact information

Contact information

For information on the Pierce County Islands Tier 3 planning process, contact:

Yoyi Steele, Planner
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S Webster St, LF/6
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921

For property-specific questions, contact:

Ryan Haffele, Wildlife Biologist
890 Spruce St
Baldwin WI 54002
715-684-2914 ext. 118

Last revised: Monday March 26 2018