On August 11, 2015, DNR released its long-awaited “Draft Master Plan for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area,” a 160-page tome that was more than two years in the making. The development of the Plan was guided by DNR’s earlier studies and documents, the Ecological Assessment (2011) for the property, and a subsequent Regional and Property Analysis (2012). In July 2013, DNR released its Conceptual Alternatives for public comment, and the Draft Master Plan was informed by those comments.
The public has 45 days, until September 25, 2015, to respond to the Draft Master Plan. The DNR held a public hearing on September 10 in Prairie du Sac to review the Plan and to receive brief oral and written comments. See the Alliance summary of the public hearing here. The Alliance has provided detailed comments to the Draft Master Plan. You can see the Alliance’s comments here.
You will find major components of the Draft Master Plan below. You may also wish to visit the DNR’s website for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area for all historic documents and the Draft Master Plan: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/MasterPlanning/SaukPrairie/.
Draft Master Plan