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NOTICE: Storms Damage Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Roads Impacted, Some Recreation Areas Closed

Heavy rain and flash flooding Monday night caused significant damage to portions of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Due to the damage, the National Forest Service has closed some areas until further notice. These areas are currently off-limits. Please note that this is a federal decision and that being in the prohibition areas could carry steep penalties.

Below are some relevant points from the closure order, as well as a link to the a map of the closed areas, and a link to the full order.

From Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest District Ranger Michael Martin:

Due to damage sustained to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest during the storm that took place on the evening of July 11, 2016, the Forest Service has determined that the affected areas listed in attachment A (below) have been deemed hazardous to public use. Many of the roads, trails and recreation sites sustained heavy damage and are unusable.

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.

Closure Order AND MAP


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Motor Vehicle Use Map Update Proposal (Updated April 4, 2015)

MVU Update

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) has announced the release of the CNNF 2015 Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) Update Forest Proposal. We have included the accompanying documents here for our members to see. They are also available at http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110913.

Download PDF: http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/components/reports/sopa-110913-2015-04.pdf


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