This section does not limit the authority of the department to designate other trails under s. 23.115
This section does not preclude any portion of the ice age trail from being designated as a part of the national trails system.
Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge. 23.173(1)(1)
The department shall designate and, subject to sub. (2)
, mark the bridge on the Hank Aaron State Trail across the Lakeshore State Park Inlet at the north end of Lakeshore State Park in the city of Milwaukee as the “Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge.”
Upon receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, including any county, city, village, or town, to cover the costs of erecting and maintaining markers along the route specified in sub. (1)
to clearly identify the designation of the route as the “Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge," the department shall erect and maintain the markers. No state funds, other than from the receipt of contributions under this subsection, may be expended for the erection or maintenance of the markers.
History: 2017 a. 84
“Political subdivision" means a city, village, town or county.
“State agency" means any office, department, agency, institution of higher education, association, society or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law which is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including any authority created under subch. II of ch. 114
or ch. 231
, or 237
but not including the legislature or the courts.
Duties of the department.
The department shall:
Designate a system of state trails as part of the state park system. The state trail system may also include water trails. The state trail system shall be named the “Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System."
Encourage other state agencies, political subdivisions, organizations and individuals to participate in planning, establishing, developing and maintaining state trails.
Seek the advice of and consult with the state trails council regarding the planning, acquisition, development and management of state trails.
Provide information to any person involved in planning, establishing, developing or maintaining state trails regarding trail design, signs and any other aspects of the trails in which uniformity is desirable.
Encourage political subdivisions to develop land use plans that preserve rights-of-way for the future establishment of trails.
Coordinate the activities of all state agencies that own property that includes any existing or planned portion of a state trail and maintain regular contact with those state agencies.
Identify portions of state trails that are proposed to be located on property owned by state agencies.
Coordinate its planning efforts relating to the location, establishment, development and maintenance of state trails with the efforts of statewide, nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of planning, establishing, developing and maintaining trails.
Establish priorities for trail acquisition and development with a higher priority for trails that establish connections between existing trails.
Powers of the department.
The department may:
Develop and construct state trails on lands under its ownership.
The amount of a gift, grant or bequest received for a state trail under this section.
The fair market value of land donated for a state trail under this section.
Allocation between appropriations.
For purposes of sub. (3) (b)
, the department shall determine how the moneys being expended are to be allocated from the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (ta)
. The department may not allocate or expend any moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta)
before July 1, 2000.
Limit on spending.
Except as provided in s. 23.0915 (2)
, the department may not expend from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz)
more than $1,000,000 under this section for trails and for grants for this purpose under s. 23.096
in each fiscal year.
Priority for brownfields.
In awarding grants for trails under s. 23.096
, the department shall give higher priority for projects related to brownfields redevelopment, as defined in s. 23.09 (19) (a) 1.
A state agency may not refuse to permit the department to construct a portion of a state trail designated under sub. (2)
on property owned by the state agency if the state agency determines that the trail does not conflict with other existing or planned uses of the property.
Each state agency shall consider state trails in the long-range plans for property owned by the state agency.
The department shall establish a state trail cleanup program to encourage community and youth organizations and other persons to volunteer for projects to remove debris and litter along designated portions of state trails.
The department shall request that the organization or other person volunteering for a project under this program conduct the project for 2 years and remove debris and litter at least once a year during the 2-year period.
The department shall place one sign along each designated portion of a state trail for which an organization or other person has volunteered. The sign shall state the fact that that portion of the trail is under the state trail cleanup program and the name of the organization or other person volunteering for that portion. The organization or other person volunteering for a designated portion of a state trail shall reimburse the department for the cost of the sign and its placement along that portion.
This section does not limit the authority of the department to designate other trails under s. 23.115
Nonmotorized recreation and transportation trails council. 23.177(1)(1)
Duties of council.
The nonmotorized recreation and transportation trails council shall carry out studies and make recommendations to the legislature, governor, department of natural resources, and department of transportation on all matters related to nonmotorized recreation and transportation trails, including matters relating to nonmotorized trail activities or interests specified in s. 15.347 (20) (b) 1.
Duties of departments of natural resources and transportation. 23.177(2)(a)
The department of natural resources and department of transportation shall seek the advice of, and consult with, the council regarding the planning, acquisition, development, maintenance, and management of nonmotorized recreation and transportation trails.
The department shall establish and maintain a website where a person may locate information about the council, including all meeting notices and agendas.
The department shall prepare written minutes of each meeting of the council and shall make them available on the website established under par. (b)
History: 2009 a. 394
; 2017 a. 365
Off-road vehicle council.
The off-road vehicle council shall provide advice and make recommendations to the department of natural resources, the department of transportation, the governor, and the legislature on all matters relating to all-terrain vehicle trails and all-terrain vehicle routes, including matters relating to activities conducted on all-terrain vehicle trails and all-terrain vehicle routes by all-terrain vehicle users and utility terrain vehicle users, and shall make recommendations to the department of natural resources with regard to requests for funding under s. 23.33 (9) (b)
, and (bg)
History: 2013 a. 16
; 2015 a. 55
Off-highway motorcycle council.
The off-highway motorcycle council may make recommendations to the department on matters relating to off-highway motorcycle corridors, as defined in s. 23.335 (1) (s)
, and off-highway motorcycle routes, as defined in s. 23.335 (1) (u)
, and on any other matters relating to the operation of off-highway motorcycles.
History: 2015 a. 170
Menomonee River conservation project. 23.19(1)(1)
The department shall provide in state aid to the city of Milwaukee up to $500,000 for a conservation project for the Menomonee River if the city appropriates funds by June 30, 1991. Both the funds appropriated by the city and the state aid provided by the department shall be for any of the following stages of the project that may be undertaken by the city:
A feasibility study on the acquisition or development, or both, of land adjacent to the Menomonee River for the uses specified in sub. (2)
The acquisition of land adjacent to the Menomonee River for the uses specified in sub. (2)
The development of land adjacent to the Menomonee River for the uses specified in sub. (2)
The uses of the land acquired or developed with the state aid provided under sub. (1)
shall be for any of the following:
The amount of state aid provided under sub. (1)
shall equal the actual amount, up to $500,000, that is expended by the city of Milwaukee for the stages of the project specified in sub. (1) (a)
The department may not provide state aid under sub. (1)
for the performance of a feasibility study unless the department has granted prior approval for its performance.
Each time the city of Milwaukee completes a stage of the project as specified under sub. (1) (a)
and has expended the total amount of its contribution for that stage, the city is entitled to receive the amount of state aid under par. (a)
that equals the total amount of the contribution.
History: 1989 a. 350
; 1995 a. 27
Monona terrace project in Madison. 23.195(1)(1)
Beginning in fiscal year 1993-94 and ending in fiscal year 1995-96, from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz)
, the department shall set aside $1,000,000 in each fiscal year to be expended for the Frank Lloyd Wright Monona terrace project in the city of Madison to be expended as follows:
The amount of $370,000 for a bicycle path that is part of the project.
The amount of $2,630,000 for the following purposes:
Construction of a pedestrian bridge improving access to Lake Monona from the downtown area of the city.
Other park or recreational construction and development associated with the project.
The moneys expended from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz)
for the purposes specified in sub. (1) (b) 1.
shall be limited to no more than 50 percent of the cost of the project that is for these purposes.
If all of the money set aside under this section is not expended before July 1, 1998, the moneys set aside but not expended shall be treated by the department in the manner provided in s. 23.0915 (2g)
History: 1991 a. 269
; 1995 a. 27
Willow flowage project. 23.196(1)(a)
“Total amount available" means the expenditure limit for the purpose of acquiring land under s. 23.09 (2) (d) 11.
, as adjusted under s. 23.0915 (2)
, less the total amount the department has expended, encumbered or otherwise committed for that purpose from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz)
before July 1, 1996.
“Willow flowage project" means the lands in the Willow flowage and surrounding lands in Oneida County that the department determines are necessary for the project.
The department may acquire and exchange lands for the establishment of the Willow flowage project. The priority and allocation requirements under s. 23.09 (2dm)
do not apply to any acquisition of land under this paragraph for which moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tz)
For the purpose of establishing the Willow flowage project, the department may expend up to an amount equal to the total amount available for the purchase of land. For purposes of ss. 23.09 (2q)
and 23.0915 (1)
, moneys expended under this paragraph shall be treated as moneys expended for the lower Wisconsin state riverway acquisition.
does not apply to the exchange or other transfer of land by the department for the purpose of establishing the Willow flowage project.
Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship programs; specific projects or activities. 23.197(1)(1)
Root River; multipurpose pathway. 23.197(1)(a)
From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta)
or both, the department shall provide funding to the city of Racine for a multipurpose pathway along the Root River. The amount provided by the department may not exceed the amount that equals the matching contribution for the pathway made by the city of Racine or $1,125,000, whichever is less.