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A Housekeeping Measure? We think not.

Friends of The Black River Forest

Jan 17, 2018 — This is the response many are receiving when after asking the Wisconsin DNR Natural Resource Board to vote against any process to change the process to amend a State Park’s Master plan:

"In general, there seems to be some confusion on exactly what this item on the board’s agenda is intended to accomplish. It has nothing to do with selling state park land at Kohler Andrae State Park or anywhere else.  This is a matter of how master plans are amended and the criteria used for master plans that were developed prior to 1996-before NR 44 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code went into effect. This is purely an administrative matter-more of a housekeeping measure-not about land sales.  We appreciate your concern for our natural resources and this board action will allow us to protect and enhance those resources more efficiently and effectively."

Wisconsin residents deserve a much more truthful response.

We wonder how it can be that at the same time the master plan for Kohler Andre State Park needs to be amended to accommodate Kohler Company’s request to build three buildings on State Park land and modify the entrance to KA State Park, that the DNR needs to attend to this “housekeeping” measure?

How many master plans were developed prior to 1996 and currently have a well connected developer wanting a portion of that state park?

Wisconsin residents will not fall for this. 

Please continue to share to send your emails to the following prior to 11:00 am on Friday, January 19th and tell them Wisconsin residents expect the NRB to protect our natural resources…...not destroy and sell them off. 

Send emails to Laurie Ross and Sec. Daniel Meyer. Tell them this rule change is transparent and there should be no change of rules which enables a private company to use our State Park land. For an issue as serious as changing rules which will allow all of our State Park lands to sell off land, the public deserves an open hearing with more notice and information. It is our land. We can not allow the DNR to give away our State Land and destroy our natural resources.

The agenda item is #6 "Requesting approval to deviate” 
Please click on the link to read.

Send your emails immediately to Laurie Ross and Daniel Meyer prior to 11:00 am on Friday, January 19th.

Laurie J Ross, Board Liaison
P.O Box 7921
Madison, WI53707-7921
DNR Secretary
Daniel Meyer

Thank you and please continue to share.

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