Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New WI DNR land sales have timber, streams, trails, hunting perks

[Updated] It was just yesterday that I again posted information about purportedly-surplus public lands sales in Wisconsin authorized by the GOP-led State Legislature - - a policy still drawing substantial opposition - - and today from the Wisconsin DNR run since January, 2011 with a 'chamber of commerce mentality' management team installed by Scott Walker and implemented enthusiastically by agency secretary and former developer Cathy Stepp - - 
Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp proudly shows off her first deer, taken opening weekend last year. In the upcoming TV Special "Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2012, Stepp urges male hunters to take more girls and women hunting. "The secret's out," she says. "Hunting is a lot of fun, so don't keep it to yourselves."  photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR
- - comes another email notice about a new round of listings, so feel free to check them out. I noticed that several include trout stream frontage, snowmobile trail crossings, timber cutting and hunting opportunities.
Fifteen of these approved properties are now being offered for sale and have been posted for bid as Auction #16825 on [EXIT DNR].  The bidding process for these parcels will close Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 starting at 10 a.m. 
Parcels available for purchase are located in Adams, Bayfield, Florence, Green Lake, Iron, Langlade, Price, Walworth, Waushara and Vilas counties, and range from 4.3 to 122.6 acres.  All properties are accessible by a state, county/town road or easement.  
For more information regarding the department’s land sale program under Act 20, visit and search keywords "land sales."
Here are two examples:

181c.jpg70 +/- Acre Wooded Parcel w/Snowmobile Trail Easement(s) near St. Germain WI

- Address: 
Juve Rd, St Germain, WI 54558 
- Property Details: The Northern Hardwood stand on the parcel provides habitat for forest interior bird and animal species and management has been done to improve the timber quality on the parcel. There are three snowmobile trails approximately 3,225 feet long intersecting the property, which are maintained by the St. Germain Snowmobile Club. This parcel is accessible from Juve and Pedycort road, with three vehicle pull off locations along snowmobile trails which the public uses to access the property.

192c.jpg82.2 Acre Wooded Parcel w/Stream Bank Easement near White Lake, WI
- Address: Near Miller Lane, White Lake, WI 54491 
- Property Details: This parcel is accessible through an access easement to Miller Lane. An easement conveyance requirement that extends 66 feet from each stream bank which will allow public access and spans the entire length of the stream on this property will be part of the QCD required by DNR at closing. The property is forested lowland and has approximately 5,000 feet of two-bank frontage on Dalton Creek, a class one trout stream.


Anonymous said...

As has often been said, these sales are incredibly short sighted and a cheat to the taxpayers who paid for the land.

Walker and Stepp and their cronies are absolutely. reprehensible. Such fools and jackasses.

Anonymous said...

You didn't note that parcels enclosed by private land will be marketed only to the private land holder. Environmental groups (which used to include DNR) and the public (who owns these lands) are shut out.

Anonymous said...

Too much land in government hands. Glad to see it go private. Less government needed to oversee it then. They should worry about security and jobs. Citizens can handle the lands just fine thank you.

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