Southern Gateway Region- Recreational Opportunities Analysis

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Fellow Snowmobilers:

I have asked Mike to send this notification out to all of our clubs. I will also ask Meghan to post this on Facebook. I will also be posted on “Sam’s Corner on the DCCSC Website, and sent to our fellow members in the effected counties.

The Recreational Opportunities Analysis (ROA) on The Southern Gateways Area is now open for comment until May 4, 2018. This area includes public properties in Columbia, Sauk, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, and Rock Counties. I have included the link to the draft plan below:

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/recanalysis/documents/SouthernGatewaysRegionDraft.pdf

If you read it, you will find that snowmobiling is not listed as an identified use under the “Recreational Uses and Participation” section. Also, Snowmobiling is not listed in either Governor Dodge or Devil’s Lake State Parks.

Here is our chance to comment on the above items, and to comment that we would like to see established snowmobile trails protected, and future additional Snowmobile be a part of the allowable uses.  I have included the survey link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DraftReviewROA

It’s a pretty simple survey to answer. First, you click the “Southern Gateways” for the region. Then you click “No” on the next question, which is “Does the plan properly describe recreational uses in the region”, which it does not.

In the next box, which is a comment box, we want to make sure that established snowmobile trails in the region are protected , and new ones are allowed. The final comment is that the DNR needs to add snowmobiling as a primary recreational activity in the Recreational Uses paragraph of the plan.

You can just bet that the information gathered with this survey will be used in both future trail talk in Blue Mounds State Park, as well as future trail paving requests as well.

IT WILL BE CRITICAL TO OUR PROGRAM THAT WE GET AS MANY OF OUR MEMBERS AS WE CAN TO FILL THIS SURVEY OUT!

Thanks to all!

 

Sam Landes

Executive Director-Dane County 

AWSC Legislative Committee Chair

Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs 

7353 Springhelt Drive

Dane, WI 53529

608-849-7680

608-513-3591 cell

Slandes58@gmail.com

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