LETTER TO EDITOR: NEW Alternative for Badger Gains Support !

by Free Speech on July 31, 2013

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

The Wisconsin DNR recently presented three possible reuse alternatives for the Badger property, which range from “do nothing” to noisy, high-impact uses.  We know we can do better.

We are pleased to report that the Badger Oversight Management Commission (BOMC) – which includes members of local, county, tribal, state and federal government as well as many community stakeholders – has proposed a 4th alternative which provides a great balance of low-impact recreation (hunting, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, etc.), family activities, conservation, outdoor education (including a visitors’ center) and other fun nature-based recreation. 

Known as BOMC “Alternative 4”, the proposal blends the best of the WDNR’s alternatives and places an emphasis on conservation and low-impact recreation uses.  This alternative compliments the surrounding Baraboo Hills, Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin Riverway, and rural agricultural landscape – and provides a big boost to the local economy based in the beautiful place that we live. 

Please contact the WDNR with your SUPPORT for BOMC ALTERNATIVE #4 by August 30, 2013.  Comments may be sent to Diane Brusoe, DNR Planner – LF/6, Wisconsin Department Natural Resources, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707 or email Diane.Brusoe@wisconsin.gov

Dave Tremble, Sauk County Conservation Alliance

Laura Olah, Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger

George Meyer, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

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