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NR 45.05(3)(e) (e) Bicycles. Except where provided in this chapter, bicycles are prohibited on all department lands except on public highways and areas or trails posted for their use. Bicycles are permitted in all areas, except where posted against such use, on the northern state forests, the Turtle-Flambeau and the Willow flowage scenic waters areas.
NR 45.05(3)(em) (em) Motor bicycles.
NR 45.05(3)(em)1.1. A motor bicycle as defined in s. 340.01 (30), Stats., may be operated on trails listed in s. NR 51.73 (1) and subject to this chapter that are otherwise open to bicycles under any of the following conditions:
NR 45.05(3)(em)1.a. a. When equipped with an electric motor: at speeds of less than 15 miles per hour while the motor is engaged.
NR 45.05(3)(em)1.b. b. When equipped with a non-electric motor: without the motor engaged, running or otherwise in operation.
NR 45.05(3)(em)2. 2. The department may allow operation of motor bicycles on specific trails or sections of trails not listed in s. NR 51.73 (1) that are all of the following:
NR 45.05(3)(em)2.a. a. Open to nonmotorized bicycle use.
NR 45.05(3)(em)2.b. b. Specified in a department master plan under ch. NR 44.
NR 45.05(3)(em)2.c. c. Posted as open for such use.
NR 45.05(3)(em)3. 3. The department may prohibit operation of motor bicycles on specific trails or sections of trails by posted notice. No person may operate a motor bicycle on a trail open to bicycles and posted closed to motor bicycles.
NR 45.05 Note Note: Any motor bicycle capable of speeds greater than 30 miles per hour is a motorcycle per s. 340.01 (32), Stats. and may only be operated by the public off of public roads where authorized and under the conditions of s. NR 45.05 (5).
NR 45.05(3)(f) (f) Bicycle trails. Bicyclists and operators of motor bicycles shall stop at any stop signs which are located on designated bicycle trails.
NR 45.05(3)(fm) (fm) Lighting requirements. No person may operate a bicycle or motor bicycle during hours of darkness as defined in s. 340.01 (23), Stats., on a trail designated under s. NR 51.73 (1) unless the person or the bicycle or motor bicycle is equipped with a lamp emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front of the person or the bicycle or motor bicycle and a lamp emitting a steady or flashing red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear of the person or the bicycle or motor bicycle.
NR 45.05(3)(g) (g) Prohibition. No person may ride a bicycle or motor bicycle in a careless, negligent, or reckless manner so as to endanger the life, property or persons of others on any lands under the management, supervision and control of the department.
NR 45.05(3)(h) (h) All-terrain vehicle routes. The department may establish all-terrain vehicle routes on department lands over department roads, under s. 23.33 (4) (b), Stats., that are:
NR 45.05(3)(h)1. 1. Specified in a department master plan under ch. NR 44, and
NR 45.05(3)(h)2. 2. Signed in accordance with s. NR 64.12.
NR 45.05(4) (4) Aircraft. No person may land or launch any aircraft on the water or ice of Devil's lake in Devil's Lake state park, Sauk county; all waters in Governor Dodge state park, Iowa county, and Willow River state park, St. Croix county; Crystal lake in the Northern Highland state forest, Vilas county; Lake of the Dalles in Interstate park, Polk county; Mauthe lake in the Kettle Moraine state forest, Fond du Lac county; Lake Seven in the Kettle Moraine state forest, Sheboygan county; Ottawa lake in the Kettle Moraine state forest, Waukesha county; Interfalls lake in Pattison state park, Douglas county; Yellowstone lake in Yellowstone Lake state park, Lafayette county, and on all waters and lands, except model aircraft and hang gliders, in the Richard Bong state recreation area, Kenosha county.
NR 45.05(5) (5) Off-highway motorcycles and dual-sport motorcycles.
NR 45.05(5)(a)(a) Noise and exhaust. Off-highway motorcycles and dual-sport motorcycles shall have an unaltered U.S. forest service approved spark-arrester muffler emitting a sound level not to exceed 96 decibels on the A scale when measured in the manner prescribed in the reaffirmed 1998-07, Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J1287, titled Measurement of Exhaust Sound Levels of Stationary Motorcycles.
NR 45.05 Note Note: Copies and amendments of the Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Report 1998-07, Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J1287, titled Measurement of Exhaust Sound Levels of Stationary Motorcycles, is available for inspection in the following offices: (A) The Department of Natural Resources, 101 S. Webster St., Madison, Wisconsin 53707. (B) The Legislative Reference Bureau, One E. Main St., Madison, Wisconsin. (C) The Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15096.
NR 45.05(5)(b) (b) Rules.
NR 45.05(5)(b)1.1. No person may operate or be a passenger or allow a person to operate or be a passenger on an off-highway motorcycle or dual-sport motorcycle without wearing protective headgear of the type required under s. 347.485 (1) (a), Stats., and with the chin strap properly fastened.
NR 45.05(5)(b)2. 2. Minimum age for the operation of an off-highway motorcycle or dual-sport motorcycle is 12 years unless accompanied by his or her parent, legal guardian, or certified safety instructor.
NR 45.05 Note Note: Accompanied means being subject to continuous verbal direction or control and not necessarily accompanied on the same machine.
NR 45.05(5)(b)3. 3. No operator may refuse to stop their off-highway motorcycle or dual-sport motorcycle after being requested or signaled to do so by a law enforcement officer.
NR 45.05(5)(b)4. 4. Any crash that results in an injury requiring treatment by a physician or a fatal incident shall be reported as soon as possible to a law enforcement officer.
NR 45.05(5)(b)5. 5. All operators of off-highway motorcycles or dual-sport motorcycles 16 years of age or older shall have in their possession a valid state trail pass, if the property requires a state trail pass.
NR 45.05 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; r. and recr. (3), r. (4) (a), Register, August, 1986, No. 368, eff. 9-1-86; r. and recr. (3) (d), Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; r. and recr. (3) (e), Register, March, 1992, No. 435, eff. 4-1-92; am. (3) (d), renum. (4) (b) to be (4), Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; cr. (1) (f) and am. (3) (e), Register, November, 1995, No. 479, eff. 12-1-95; am. (3) (e), cr. (3) (f) and (g), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; CR 01-011: am. (3) (e) Register April 2002 No. 556, eff. 5-1-02; CR 03-035: am. (4) Register December 2003 No. 576, eff. 1-1-04; CR 07-026: am. (1) (f), cr. (1) (g) to (i) and (5) Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08; CR 10-042: cr. (3) (h) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; CR 16-001: renum. (3) (d) to (3) (d) 1. and am., cr. (3) (d) 2., (em), am. (3) (f), (g), (h) (intro.) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; 2017 Wis. Act 301: cr. (3) (fm) Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
NR 45.055 NR 45.055Golf carts.
NR 45.055(1)(1)In this section, “golf cart" means, except as provided in this section, a properly maintained unmodified manufacturer specification vehicle whose speed attainable in one mile does not exceed 20 miles per hour on a paved, level surface, and that is designed and intended to convey one or more persons and equipment to play the game of golf.
NR 45.055(2) (2)No person may operate any golf cart on lands under the management, supervision, and control of the department unless all of the following requirements are met:
NR 45.055(2)(a) (a) The golf cart is operated within any of the following areas:
NR 45.055(2)(a)1. 1. Boat landings 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 in the Peshtigo River State Forest, and the posted route and parking area leading to Boat Landing 13 in the Governor Thompson State Park.
NR 45.055(2)(a)2. 2. Stephenson Town Park on High Falls Flowage in the Peshtigo River State Forest.
NR 45.055(2)(a)3. 3. Medicine Brook Road from High Falls Road south 1.8 miles to the designated scenic overlook in the Peshtigo River State Forest.
NR 45.055(2)(a)4. 4. Other locations as posted.
NR 45.055(2)(b) (b) The golf cart is operated in all of the following ways:
NR 45.055(2)(b)1. 1. On the extreme right side of any state forest or state park road, traveling with the flow of traffic.
NR 45.055(2)(b)2. 2. In single file.
NR 45.055(2)(b)3. 3. Pursuant to posted notice.
NR 45.055(2)(c) (c) The person is 16 years old or older and possesses a valid drivers license.
NR 45.055(2)(d) (d) The person is not under the influence of an intoxicant or a controlled substance.
NR 45.055(2)(e) (e) The person yields the right-of-way to all other vehicular traffic and pedestrians.
NR 45.055(2)(f) (f) The golf cart is equipped with, at all times, all of the following:
NR 45.055(2)(f)1. 1. A slow-moving vehicle sign as prescribed by s. 347.245 (1), Stats.
NR 45.055(2)(f)2. 2. Two lighted headlights and two lighted taillights.
NR 45.055 History History: CR 10-131: cr. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11.
NR 45.06 NR 45.06 Animals.
NR 45.06(1)(1)No person may allow a dog, cat or other pet in any building, in any department rental tent, tepee or yurt, or on any swimming beach, or on any Great Lakes shoreline zone as posted, picnic area, playground, fish hatchery ground, or Paradise Springs area in the southern unit Kettle Moraine state forest. Dogs, cats and other pets shall be kept on a leash not more than 8 feet long and under control at all times in all other state park areas, headquarters areas, ranger stations, campgrounds, state natural areas, in Point Beach state forest, in designated use areas in other state forests and the intensive use zone within the Richard Bong state recreation area. No person may allow his or her dog, cat or other pet to interfere in any manner with the enjoyment of the area by others.
NR 45.06(2) (2)Nothing in this section shall prohibit or restrict the use of dogs for hunting purposes in any area which is open to hunting. The use of dogs for dog trials and dog training shall be restricted to areas designated by the property superintendent under permit procedures established in ch. NR 17.
NR 45.06(3) (3)No person may allow their dog, cat or other animal on any cross-country ski trails during that period of the year when such trails are used for cross-country skiing, or at any time on nature trails.
NR 45.06(3m) (3m)No person may allow the person's dog, cat or other animal on an observation tower.
NR 45.06(4)(a)(a) Pets are prohibited in Copper Culture and Heritage Hill state parks effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(b) (b) Pets are prohibited in the following campgrounds effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(b)1. 1. Loop 1 of Pinewoods family and group camp - Southern Unit Kettle Moraine.
NR 45.06(4)(b)2. 2. West loop of Whitewater campground - Southern Unit Kettle Moraine.
NR 45.06(4)(c) (c) Pets are prohibited in portions of the campgrounds designated by posted notice at Nelson Dewey, Rock Island and Tower Hill state parks effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(d) (d) Pets are prohibited in areas designated by posted notice at Aztalan and Governor Nelson state parks effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(e) (e) Pets are prohibited in the south shore area of Devil's Lake state park except on paved roads and walkways while enroute to areas where pets are allowed effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(f) (f) Pets are prohibited in the indoor group camps and related facilities at Wyalusing state park, Kettle Moraine state forest - northern unit, the MacKenzie environmental center and the Black River state forest.
NR 45.06(5) (5)Persons bringing or allowing pets in designated use areas shall be responsible for proper removal and disposal in sanitary facilities of any waste produced by these animals.
NR 45.06(6)(a)(a) No person may ride, lead or fail to prevent any equine animal from being on any beach, posted or marked hiking trail, nature trail, picnic area or non-equine campground or contrary to posted notice on the northern state forests or the Turtle-Flambeau scenic waters area.
NR 45.06(6)(b) (b) Horses are prohibited on all other department lands except on public highways and areas or trails posted for their use or by permit on field trial areas.
NR 45.06(7) (7)No person may ride a horse in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger the life, property or persons of others on any lands under the management, supervision and control of the department.
NR 45.06(8) (8) Exception. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, service animals as defined in s. 106.52 (1) (fm), Stats., may accompany persons with disabilities.
NR 45.06 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; am. (1), Register, December, 1987, No. 384, eff. 1-1-88; am. (5), r. and recr. (6), Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 11-1-91; r. (3), (5) and (6), renum. (4) to be (3), cr. (4) to (6), Register, March, 1992, No. 435, eff. 4-1-92; r. and recr. (6) (a) and (b), r. (6) (c), cr. (8), Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1) and (6) (a), cr. (4) (f), Register, November, 1995, No. 479, eff. 12-1-95; am. (1) and (6) (a), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; cr. (3m), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; CR 01-011: am. (4) (f) Register April 2002 No. 556, eff. 5-1-02; CR 03-035: am. (1) and (6) (a), Register December 2003 No. 576, eff. 1-1-04; CR 04-092: am. (1) and (4) (b) 1. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; correction in (8) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2006 No. 606; CR 07-026: am. (1) Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08.
NR 45.07 NR 45.07 Fires.
NR 45.07(1)(1)No person may start, tend or maintain any fire on the ground or burn any refuse except in designated fireplaces or fire rings, except for small cooking and warming fires at the following locations:
NR 45.07(1)(a) (a) Sandbars on the Lower Wisconsin state riverway.
NR 45.07(1)(b) (b) On the northern flowage properties and in non-designated use areas in the northern state forests except the Coulee Experimental state forest.
NR 45.07(1)(c) (c) Authorized camping areas without designated fireplaces or fire rings, in wildlife areas, the Pine-Popple wild river, state forests, and the Menominee River natural resources area.
NR 45.07(2) (2)No person may leave any fire unattended, or throw away any matches, cigarettes, cigars or pipe ashes or any embers without first extinguishing them, or start, tend or use in any manner any fire contrary to posted notice on any lands or property under the management, supervision and control of the department.
NR 45.07(3) (3)The department, in the event of threat to natural resources by the presence of forest fire hazards, may establish emergency use and burning regulations by posted notice.
NR 45.07 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; am. (1), cr. (3), Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; CR 07-026: r. and recr. (1) Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08; CR 10-042: am. (1) (b) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
NR 45.075 NR 45.075Natural emergencies.
NR 45.075(1)(1)The chief state forester may declare, and shall manage, emergencies that threaten forested lands owned by the state and under the jurisdiction of the department. When declaring and responding to an emergency, the chief state forester shall consider the purpose of and management plan for the affected property in his or her decisions. Emergencies include unforeseen damage or threat of damage to trees from various causes including:
NR 45.075(1)(a) (a) Fire.
NR 45.075(1)(b) (b) Invasive species including insects, plants, animals and disease-causing organisms.
NR 45.075(1)(c) (c) Pest infestation.
NR 45.075(1)(d) (d) Disease.
NR 45.075(1)(e) (e) Vertebrates.
NR 45.075(1)(f) (f) Extreme weather including:
NR 45.075(1)(f)1. 1. Wind or tornados.
NR 45.075(1)(f)2. 2. Snow, hail, or ice.
NR 45.075(1)(f)3. 3. Flooding.
NR 45.075(1)(f)4. 4. Drought.
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