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2/19/2014 3:48:00 PM
Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area ATV trail planning open house postponed

A public open house meeting on a proposed all-terrain vehicle trail through the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area scheduled for Thursday evening, Feb. 20 at the Northwoods Community Elementary School, 9086 County Highway K, Harshaw, has been postponed due to forecast for possible severe winter weather.

The meeting will be rescheduled for a future date to answer questions about the trail request and the Department of Natural Resources’ planning process.

The Nokomis ATV Club is asking for an ATV/UTV trail to be allowed across the southeast portion of the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife area. The request includes two route options, both of which would run on existing snowmobile trail routes.

Public comments will be considered in the development of a trail recommendation and an environmental assessment at the rescheduled public meeting, or by mail or e-mail to Jeremy Holtz, Manager, Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area, DNR Service Center, 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander, WI 54501, phone: 715-365-8999, e-mail: Jeremy.Holtz@Wisconsin.gov.

The DNR has extended the comment period until 5 p.m., March 31.

Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area is a forested, 3,000-acre property located approximately 10 miles west of Rhinelander in Oneida County. The property contains six small, shallow lakes that do not contain game fish. It also has an extensive network of walking trails and lightly developed roads. ATVs are currently not allowed.

A description and map of the Nokomis ATV Club’s trail proposal can be found on the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov. Search keywords “master planning” and click on “Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area.” Physical copies are also available at the DNR’s Rhinelander office, or by contacting Jeremy Holtz at the phone number or address given.

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