Comprehensive Land-Use Plan 2021-2035



DRAFT Douglas County Forest Comprehensive Land-Use Plan 2021-2035


The Douglas County Forest, Parks, and Recreation Committee and Forestry Department are pleased to announce that the DRAFT Douglas County Forest Comprehensive Land-Use Plan 2021-2035 has been completed and is now available for public review.


The DRAFT Plan spells out how the Douglas County Forest will be managed, used and developed, how it will look, and the benefits it will provide over the course of the next 15 years.  It defines the current and future recreational uses, forestry and other land management practices in addition to other aspects of the Forest’s use and development.


The public has the opportunity to review and comment on the DRAFT Plan from June 9, 2021 through July 9, 2021.


The view the DRAFT Plan, please select from the Chapter links below:


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

CHAPTER 100: Background

CHAPTER 200: General Administration

CHAPTER 300: Management Planning

CHAPTER 400: Forest Ownership

CHAPTER 500: Land Management and Use

CHAPTER 600: Protection

CHAPTER 700: Access Management Plan

CHAPTER 800: Integrated Resource Management

CHAPTER 900: Recreation

CHAPTER 1000: Appendixes (large file size)

CHAPTER 2000: Plan Implementation

CHAPTER 3000: Annual Planning

CHAPTER 4000: Annual Accomplishments

CHAPTER 5000: Monitoring

List of Preparers


The following link will provide a single file copy of the complete plan.  Due to file size and connection speed, extended download time may be experienced.


COMPLETE PLAN DRAFT (large file size)


Written public comments on the DRAFT Plan can be submitted online at:

Public Comment Form

In order to be considered, all comments must be completed and submitted/received on or before July 9, 2021.


If necessary, comments can also be submitted by email to or mailed directly to the Forestry Department at PO Box 211, Solon Springs, WI  54873.


Thank you for your interest in the management of the Douglas County Forest!


Please direct any questions to:


Jon Harris

Douglas County Forestry Department

9182 East Hughes Avenue

PO Box 211

Solon Springs, WI  54873

Phone (715) 378-2219

Fax (715) 378-2807