Nugget Lake plans need public opinion
October 10, 2014
An interim plan guiding the management of forest resources at Nugget Lake County Park in Pierce County is now available for review and comment through Oct. 15, 2014. The interim plans will guide forest management on the property until formal master plans are completed.
The Interim Forest Management Plan is important because it will allow timber harvested from the park to be certified as sustainably managed, a “seal of approval” that gives the public confidence these properties are well managed.
The primary management objective of the interim plan for the park is to manage and enhance the park’s scenic and landscape quality and insure vegetative cover type diversity and health.
Forest certification is a process that assures consumers that timber (and products made from certified wood) has been grown and harvested in a way that meets strict environmental and social standards.
The Wisconsin forest products industry is a $16 billion per year business that directly supports more than 56,000 jobs and generates $228 million in state and local tax revenues. Information and links to individual interim plans for these properties, as well as directions on how to submit comments, can be found online on the DNR website dnr.wi.gov by searching keyword “IFMP.”
People can fill out an electronic survey to submit comments, or can download the form and mail it in. Comments, either electronic or written, are due by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014.