Blue Mounds State Park Master Plan

TO:         COUNTY DIRECTORS, COUNTY REPS AND PAST PRESIDENTS

 

FROM:  DAVE NEWMAN & SAM LANDES

 

RE:         BLUE MOUNDS STATE PARK MASTER PLAN – PLEASE SHARE WITH CLUBS IN YOUR COUNTY

 

The DNR has announced they are initiating the planning process for the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Revision. It will begin with scoping process that will ask what needs to be considered in the new Plan. The result of this process will be a master plan that replaces the existing 1984 master plan.   

The public can learn more and engage in the planning process by attending the public meeting from 5-7:30 p.m., March 12, at the Mount Horeb Middle School Cafeteria, 900 E Garfield Street; Mount Horeb. The Department staff will provide a brief presentation at 5:15 p.m. followed by small group discussions to share perspectives and identify topics to be considered during the planning process.

People are also encouraged to visit the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan website by going to the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, searching keywords “property planning” and Blue Mound State Park under “Property-based plans in progress”.

If you unable to attend the open house you can provide input clicking on this link: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/a44b9cf3153842f287857cd98864cb16  This survey provides an opportunity to support a snowmobile connector trail from the Military Ridge State Trail to the regional trail network on private lands north of the park. Snowmobiles currently use the Mound Park Road right-of-way for this connection and we are asking for a safer, more enjoyable trail through the Park.

Comment through the survey will be accepted through March 26, 2019.

Please share this with your clubs and their members. It is important we get everyone to participate in this process. If the opposition is successful in eliminating us from the plan, it will set a clear precedence in which they will be empowered to attempt to eliminate snowmobiling from other state owned properties.

Thank you,

Dave Newman, President AWSC

Sam Landes, Executive DirectorBlue Mounds State Park Timeline