EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- The public will get a chance to sound off next week on the future of a western Wisconsin wildlife area.
The state Department of Natural Resources is about to begin developing a master plan for the Sandhill, Meadow Valley and Wood County wildlife areas. The areas cover about 90,000 acres of forests, bogs and meadows between Black River Falls and Nekoosa.
The master plan will lay out management practices and recreational opportunities in the areas for the next 15 years.
The DNR plans to present its preliminary goals, maps and other information as well as take comments at a public meeting in Babcock on Tuesday afternoon.