Monday, August 29, 2016

Wanna buy a mile of trout stream frontage? Call the WI DNR

Calling all Walker donors and true believers in his 'chamber of commerce mentality'-managed Department of Natural Resources:

The DNR, as Walker shrinks its mission and reputation, is eager to fulfill a legislatively-(wink-wink)-mandated sale of 10,000 acres of state property and has sent out an email again touting some sweet parcels it's put up for auction:

Here's one example, followed by a web link to the current crop of deals: 

27.2 +/- Acre Parcel near Elk Mound, WI w/Trout Stream Easement
- Address: County Rd H, Elk Mound, WI 54739 
- Property Details: Creek 17-11 flows through this parcel and is a high quality, coldwater, Class I trout stream that contains healthy populations of brook and brown trout. It is an important coldwater tributary for Elk Creek, which has an exceptional trout fishery and a high amount of angler use. An easement requirement that extends 66 feet from each streambank and spans the entire length of the stream on this property will provide adequate protection for this important resource. The property has approximately 5,296 feet of two-bank frontage on a tributary of Elk Creek called Crk 17-11, a class one trout stream. Much of the property is wetland and not wooded. There is a possible encroachment of an agricultural field on the property to the southwest. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reserves mineral rights pursuant to the provsions of Wisconsin State Statutes 24.11.

T_10051#16612-70 - State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Natural Resources - Surplus Land Auction 
Ends: September 15, 2016 Starting at 10am Central (5 Min. Staggered Ending)  

  • (7) Surplus State Owned Real Estate Parcels located in Wisconsi


    Anonymous said...

    Are any of Wisconsin Land Trusts bidding on these parcels? Especially those dedicated to preserving natural areas? Would that be a good tactic to help ensure these parcels fall into trusting hands for the time being?

    Steven Schmuki said...

    Yes we are where the land fits our mission.

    Steven Schmuki, President
    Waukesha County Land Conservancy