A regional master plan covering the Northeast Sands planning region is now available for public review and comment through August 21. This region encompasses portions of Florence, Marinette, Oconto, Menominee, and Shawano counties. A public open house will be held Tuesday, July 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Florence Natural Resource Center for information and discussion.
The Northeast Sands draft regional plan includes a variety of properties that provide important recreational opportunities. Wildlife and Fishery Areas and State Natural Areas, such as Amberg Wildlife Area, South Branch Oconto River Fishery Area, and Dunbar Barrens State Natural Area offer hunting, fishing, trapping, and wildlife viewing opportunities and the Pine-Popple and Pike Wild Rivers provide high-quality paddling and scenic enjoyment.
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