WARNING:  Currently displaying 2021 data!  From January through approximately March 2021, the data shown on the maps is from 2021.  This means that lands identified on this website during that time may not be accurate!  Please take additional steps to ensure the land is up-to-date by checking the contacts provided to you.  A complete update to 2022 data will occur by March 2022.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!  

DNR was recently made aware that the BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA tribe has restricted access to non-tribal members.  Please access BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA lands at your own risk!

 

DNR is also aware of the LAC COURTE OREILLES tribe’s intent to effectively close their FCL and MFL lands to hunting by non-tribal members. The tribe has stated they will issue tribal citations for trespass to non-tribal hunters who access LAC COURTE OREILLES FCL or open MFL lands.  Please hunt on LAC COURTE OREILLES lands at your own risk.

 

The DNR is actively looking into these situations.           

 

The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks to provide access to the best statewide map information available to the DNR for use in public map services.

The information shown on these maps has been obtained from various sources, and are of varying age, reliability and resolution.  These maps are not intended to be used for navigation, nor are these maps an authoritative source of information about legal land ownership or public access.  Users of these maps should confirm the ownership of land through other means in order to avoid trespassing.  No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, applicability for a particular use, completeness, or legality of the information depicted on this map.  Users are responsible for reviewing copyright and acceptable use conditions to ensure appropriate use of this data and to avoid copyright infringement.

On the map, CLICK on the purple or red points for more information

      - Public hunting, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing, and cross-country skiing allowed on open Managed Forest Law (MFL) lands

      - Public hunting and fishing allowed on open Forest Crop Law (FCL) lands                                                                             

No unauthorized uses including motorized vehicle traffic are allowed on either MFL or FCL lands.

Click on  Open Detail Section Map in the land description dialog box to view a detail map of the lands open for public recreation.  Detail maps are not available for all points representing open lands.

The Forest Crop Law (FCL) and Managed Forest Law (MFL) data is a generalized spatial representation of lands enrolled by landowners in these programs.  Often, enrolled parcels are represented by the center point of the approximate 40-acre square (a quarter-quarter section) in which they lie; however, the actual size of the enrolled property is described in the dialog box that appears when you click on a purple or red points in the application.  Specific location and ownership information, as well as information on public access to these lands, may be obtained through the DNR Foresters listed in the dialog box within the application or the landowner.

Certain government lots or fractional lots, which cannot be represented by a Public Land Survey System (PLSS) quarter-quarter section description, are represented by either a quarter section or an entire section.  This occurs for < 2% of the open MFL or FCL lands.  Because of this, users should take additional care in researching the lands enrolled as open to public access before recreating.

Please refer to the following website for more information:  https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestlandowners/tax.html

Please refer to the following website for Frequently Asked Questions:

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestLandowners/openLands.html

 

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