DNR board to vote on plan for rec area at former ammo plant

Posted at 1:59 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 15:04:47-05
The Department of Natural Resources board is set to vote on a plan that would allow rockets, motorcycles and hunting dog training at a southern Wisconsin recreation area despite a lawsuit challenging those activities.
The DNR's master plan for the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area includes creating a site for model rocket clubs, motorcycle use on some trails and a 72-acre hunting dog training area. The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance filed a lawsuit last week contending the DNR lacks the authority to allow high-impact activities such as rockets, motorcycles and dog training in the area.
The agency's board is still expected to vote on the master plan Wednesday.
The recreation area sits on the site of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant between Sauk City and Baraboo.