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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.

Next meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Via teleconference.

Contact information
For more information, contact:
Wisconsin State Parks

Nonmotorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council

On June 1, 2010, Wisconsin Act 394 [exit DNR] created state statutes 15.347 (20) and 23.177 [exit DNR] to form a Nonmotorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council. The council will carry out studies and provide advice and consultation to the legislature, governor, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Transportation on all matters related to nonmotorized recreation and transportation trails, including trail planning, acquisition, development, maintenance and management.

Council members

The governor has appointed members to the council who participate in nonmotorized trail activities, who participate in organizations that own or maintain nonmotorized trails or organizations that promote nonmotorized trail activities. Members represent as many as possible of the following groups, represent people who engage in other nonmotorized trail activities or have other interests related to nonmotorized trail uses.

  • People who engage in activities on water trails.
  • Pedestrians.
  • People who engage in horseback riding and buggy driving.
  • People who engage in long−distance hiking.
  • People who engage in nature−based activities, such as bird watching, nature study, hunting and fishing.
  • People who engage in snow sports.
  • People who engage in bicycling of all forms, including trail riding, mountain biking, commuting and long−distance bicycling.
  • People who represent local forests or parks.
  • People with physical disabilities who engage in nonmotorized trail activities.
  • People who are interested in tourism promotion.
  • People who represent tribal lands.

Following is a list of current appointees and who they represent. All appointees serve at the pleasure of the governor.

Member positions Filled by
Long-distance hiking/backpacking Rod Bartlow
Long-distance bicycle touring and rail trails William Hauda
Equestrians Anne Murphy
Tourism Joel Patenaude (Chair)
County trail cooperator and Northern Wisconsin Debbie Peterson
Bird watching/nature study/hunting/fishing David Phillips
Nonmotorized snow sports Ben Popp
Bicycling industry Geoffrey Snudden
Trail facility planner Blake Theisen (Vice-chair)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation attend NRTTC meetings as state agency representatives.

2019 meeting schedule

  • April 10, 2019. Via teleconference. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Meeting minutes


Last revised: Wednesday January 30 2019