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« on: December 12, 2015, 09:38:47 AM »

The Blue Mound State Park (BMSP) has been going through a long awaited master plan amendment. The local riders and mountain bike club (CORP) that maintain trails were blindsided with short notice to find out the Wisconsin DNR wants to close down a portion of the existing trail.

This is short notice, as the public comment period is up 12/16/2015, so please respond ASAP to both the petition and directly to the DNR in the links provided.

https://www.change.org/p/paul-zajackowski-wisconsin-department-of-natural-resources-blue-mound-state-park-save-blue-mound-state-park-singletrack-mtb-trails-due-12-16-2015
Public comments
People may provide comments on the draft master plan concepts during the public hearing as well as online or by U.S. mail. The comment deadline is Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Comments may be sent to:

Paul Zajackowski
Parks District Supervisor
3911 Fish Hatchery Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Paul.Zajackowski@wisconsin.gov

Please let the Wisconsin DNR know that we need more sustainable trails in the park and that the master plan amendment should not limit the amount of future trail mileage. More miles in the master plan allow more flexibility in future trail building, for better management, changes in public needs, trail sustainability and safety.
Let the DNR know that you buy your trail pass and State Park pass because of the mountain bike trails at BMSP and that you stay in BMSP/area and spend money locally at restaurants/hotels because of the trail system. Updating the trails will provide access to all skill levels - beginner and more miles and terrain for more seasoned riders.  The mountain bike community also needs a share of the money that the Wisconsin State Park System receives to help build new trails and maintain existing trails, as dollars seem to easily spent on other older established sports and hobbies such across country ski trails, snowmobile trails and hiking trails.
IMPORTANT: Please respond to both the petition and directly email Paul Zajackowski. Even a short email carries weight in communicating with Paul about your thoughts. Also pass these links onto others that enjoy BMSP or had hoped to in the future. The end goal: create and maintain more trails for this healthy hobby.

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 01:41:51 PM »

We have had some positive movement. Thank you for the help, please keep the pressure up. We could gain mileage and improved trails. Respond by the 16th - thank you

Your help in promoting the need for this to others may give you a destination ride in a few years


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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 02:32:16 PM »

Last day for Public input

Reminder...Please get your comments made and let your friends know that today is the deadline for public comment. We need as large a voice as we can get and this is one of the ways to be heard.

Please take time to respond directly to Paul Zajackowski and to the online petition, please (put on some last minute peer pressure, now!) send this on to friends that care. We need more trails in the park - thank you!!
 

Email contact to DNR concerning this plan by December 16th:
Paul.Zajackowski@wisconsin.gov


On line Petition
https://www.change.org/p/paul-zajackowski-wisconsin-department-of-natural-resources-blue-mound-state-park-save-blue-mound-state-park-singletrack-mtb-trails-due-12-16-201

One last option for you to be heard.

If you have any contact with or knowledge of how to influence the NRB they have the final approval on this.
 Natural Resource Board President, Preston Cole.  Educate him and the NRB on what is at stake with this new master plan:
http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/members.html
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