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LWSR Master Plan Approved

posted Aug 5, 2016, 7:18 AM by Ken Carpenter
Aug. 4, 2016

Hello all, we have success to share!

The revised Master Plan for the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway (LWSR) has been approved by the Natural Recourses Board! 

The LWSR contains 80,000 acres of land on both sides of the Wisconsin River as it flows unimpeded by any man-made structures for 92.3 miles from the dam at Prairie Du Sac downstream to its mouth at the Mississippi River. 

We are happy that horses are included in this plan and that some areas will expand equestrian trails and parking areas. The Millville area trail expansion (NE of Wyalusing State Park, East of Prairie Du Chein) may also include horse camping. Black Hawk Ridge, near Mazomanie, has proposed to abandon the open pavilion on the ridge to make way for more parking. Black Hawk currently only has a very small parking area at the bottom of the ridge and many times truck and trailer rigs get there to find there isn't room to park so this proposal should eliminate that problem. 

This has been a long process with public input meetings attended by GDHTA members and their friends, along with input letters and letters of support. Once again we are happy that our voices were heard and horses have been included as one of the recreational users in this plan.
 
We are also happy to announce that the land manager of the LWSR recently attended the 4 day Trail Master Certification course which was held at Governor Dodge State Park sponsored by the Wisconsin Horse Council and Glacial Drumlin Horse Trail Association. His newly attained knowledge will help insure sustainability of the new trails to be built in the LWSR recreation areas.
 
Working today for horse trails tomorrow, 
Margaret Kraege 
GDHTA President
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