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DNR sets hearings on state forest changes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The public will get a chance over the next few weeks to weigh in on proposed changes to the Flambeau River State Forest.

The Department of Natural Resources wants to upgrade its master plan for the forest. The proposal calls for more picnic facilities, improvements to boat landings and new accommodations for the disabled. Also on the table are plans for extending a snowmobile trail, developing a hiking trail that will run along the river and more campsites.

The DNR will present the plan at public hearings in Park Falls on April 16 and in Winter on April 17.

The 90,000-acre Flambeau River State Forest lies in Sawyer, Price, Iron, Ashland and Rusk counties. The forest is a popular haven for canoeists and kayakers.

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