MADISON – The public has an opportunity through May 4 to comment on Recreation Opportunity Analysis that examines existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities and future recreation opportunities in eight regions throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on draft chapters developed from information collected from the public in the fall of 2017 on the following regions:
- Mississippi River Corridor [PDF]
- Western Sands [PDF]
- Lake Winnebago Waters [PDF]
- Lower Lake Michigan Coastal [PDF]
- Southern Gateways [PDF]
The public is invited to provide feedback and suggestions on the draft chapters. The draft chapters can be reviewed by visiting dnr.wi.gov, and searching the keyword “ROA.” A link to provide feedback is provided on the website. Public feedback for these five draft chapters is open through May 4, 2018.
Wildcat Mountain State Park is one of the properties in the Mississippi River Corridor Region of the Recreational Opportunities Analysis.Photo credit: DNR
The ROA process has been underway in other regions of the state. Earlier in 2017, the department analyzed and wrote draft chapters for the Upper Lake Michigan Coastal and Great Northwest regions. The department asked for the public to provide feedback for those two chapters. After considering the comments received, the department finalized these chapters. All the finalized chapters to the ROA can be found at this link ROA and scroll down to “Recreation Opportunity Analysis Document” tab.
For more information regarding the recreational opportunities analysis, search the DNR website for keyword “ROA.” To receive email updates regarding the ROA process, 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.”