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Marquette County Ice Age NST Corridor Planning Process

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The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with WI Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), Ice Age Trail Alliance, Inc. (IATA), and the IATA Marquette County Chapter are undertaking the Corridor Planning Process for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail through Marquette County, WI. About two miles of Ice Age Trail currently exist at John Muir County Park around Ennis Lake (the John Muir family homestead); planning will connect this segment to existing trail segments in Columbia County in the south and Waushara County in the north.

The Corridor Planning Process is comprised of three steps: 1) Scoping, 2) Identification of Alternative Trail Corridors, and 3) Selection of the Preferred Alternative Corridor. At each step, the trail planning partners will meet with county, town, and local jurisdiction boards, and host public Open House meetings, to discuss progress with the planning process.

**UPDATE 3/17/2020 - due to social distancing prescriptions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meetings for this step of the project have been postponed. No makeup date is currently available.**

The Corridor Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) allow a planning process that is transparent, with full public participation. Completion of the EA meets the environmental compliance requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, to assess the potential effects of a proposed project on the human and natural environment.

Contact Information

Pam Schuler
National Park Service
700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53719
608-441-5610, extension 5