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 have completed a Corridor Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Marquette County, Wisconsin. The plan is now available for public comment through August 7, 2022.

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/Adams Counties in the northeast.

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 met with county, town, and local jurisdiction boards, and hosted public Open House meetings.

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

Katie Frauen
8075 Old Sauk Pass Road
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Katherine_Frauen@nps.gov