- COUNTY FOREST ORDINANCES
The Clark County Forestry and Parks Department welcomes you to enjoy our county forest opportunities. Summer and fall are two very busy recreational seasons on the forest. Trail use and hunting are popular benefits of this large public land holding. Clark County strives to provide pleasant and memorable experiences for as many people as possible. To this end, county ordinances have been established to promote health, safety and general welfare of the visitor while protecting and safeguarding county resources for future generations. The following is a brief account of some Clark County Forest ordinances and policies commonly asked about. For a complete listing of county forest ordinances or for further clarification, please call or write: Clark County Forestry & Parks Dept. 517 Court Street, Room 103 Neillsville, WI 54456 Phone: (715) 743-5140 www.clarkcountywi.com COUNTY FOREST ROADS AND TRAILS 1. No person shall operate a vehicle that causes damage to soil or natural vegetation. 2. No person shall operate an unauthorized vehicle on roadways or surrounding area that are gated, bermed, cabled, barricaded, closed, or posted prohibiting access. 3. No person shall operate a vehicle on designated cross-country ski trails, hiking trails, bicycle trails, or wildlife trails unless expressly authorized. 4. No person shall operate a vehicle on ATV/UTV trails, snowmobile trails, or similar trails unless such trails are posted allowing such operation. 5. No person shall operate a vehicle on trails and routes not designated for such use. Operators shall abide by all trail and route signs. 6. Only street legal motorcycles, driven by licensed operators, are allowed on the ATV trail system. All non-street legal motorcycles may only operate on the Knobby Ridge Motorcycle trail. 7. All Clark County ATV and Motorcycle trails are closed from March 16th to May 14th and from November 1st to December 14th of each year. From Nov. 1st through the gun deer season; ATVs and UTVs may operate on designated ATV/UTV trails during non-shooting hours for hunting related purposes only (i.e. transportation of hunting stands and dead game). Any operation off designated ATV/UTV trails is strictly prohibited. 8. No person shall operate an ATV, UTV, snowmobile, motorcycle, or other similar vehicle in the county forest during shooting hours of gun deer season as established by law. a. During shooting and non-shooting hours of the bear season, ATVs and UTVs may be operated on designated trails and off designated trails for the sole purpose of retrieving and transporting a bear carcass. Any other operation off designated trails is strictly prohibited. 9. No person, except authorized personnel, may park, stop, abandon, or leave (attended or unattended) any vehicle in any manner that blocks, obstructs, or limits use of any roadway or trail. 10.Designated forest roads including Dam #2 Forest Road, Bald Peak Forest Road, Abbott Ranch Forest Road, Koehlers Ford Forest Road, Horse Creek Forest Road, and the Butler Forest Roads are always open to licensed motor vehicle traffic. Clark County makes no guarantee for snow removal and/or towing. Revised 01/10/20 J:\Forestry\OUR Doc's\ADMIN-F&P DEPT\Ordinance\2020 Green Sheet.docx 11.The Department may authorize, by permit, a person with physical disabilities to operate a vehicle as a mode of personal conveyance to achieve certain exemptions from trail related ordinances. A permit is not required for a person with physical disabilities to use a motorized wheel chair. TREE STANDS AND GROUND BLINDS 1. No person shall install, occupy, or use any elevated hunting devices with the following exceptions: Portable tree stands may be used and installed as long as such stands are installed no earlier than one week prior to the earliest designated bear or deer hunting season and removed no later than one week following the end of the latest bear or deer hunting season. The placement, usage, or removal of such tree stands shall not cause any damage to trees or other natural materials. Tree stands shall not be bolted, nailed, or screwed in any manner to a tree. Use of screw in tree steps is prohibited. 2. A person may install, occupy, or use any ground blind under the following conditions: Ground blind shall not be bolted, nailed, or screwed to any tree; and ground blinds shall be installed no earlier than one week prior to the earliest designated bear or deer hunting season and removed no later than one week following the end of the latest bear or deer hunting season. 3. Portable tree stands and ground blinds may be installed and left unoccupied as long as the following information is printed in English and attached to the tree stand or ground blind in a clearly visible manner from the ground and kept legible at all times: I.) Owner’s Department of Natural Resources identification number; or II.) Owner’s name and address 4. The installation of portable tree stands and ground blinds do not warrant exclusive territorial hunting rights in such area. 5. Any tree stand or ground blind that are not marked appropriately or are not timely removed shall be deemed abandoned property and subject to removal and disposition by the Department in accordance with applicable state law. 6. No person shall cut, displace, or remove timber or other natural material for shooting lanes. No person shall hunt using any shooting lanes. Minor pruning is allowed between September 1 and March 31 for the placement of tree stands only. COUNTY FOREST CAMPING It is legal to camp on most county forest lands. Camping is not allowed within 250 feet of a trail located at Levis/Trow or Wildcat Mound or at the top of Levis, Trow, or Wildcat Mounds. All campers are required to acquire a permit to camp, prior to setting up camp. County forest camping permits can be obtained at the Forestry and Parks office Monday thru Friday, at Rock Dam Park and Russell Memorial Park while managers are present, or at the Parks Reservations website https://webtrac.co.clark.wi.us. Self-registration opportunities exist at Wild Rock Park, Wildcat Mound Park, Rock Dam Park, Timber Lane Parking Lot (west end of Timber Lane Forest Rd), Sherwood shooting range (Sherwood Rd), Knobby Ridge Motorcycle Trailhead (Hwy 10), Snyder Park and Levis Mound Trail Center (Fisher Ave). Permits may also be processed through the mail anytime prior to camping dates (allow 5 days mail turn-around time). The associated fee is $7.00 per night and per unit. Snyder and Rock Dam campgrounds remain open through the gun deer season with fees ranging from $17.00 to $33.00 per night as of 2020. Clark County makes no guarantees as to quality of camping experience, due to common occurrence of inclement weather. Snow removal or towing of mud and/or snow bound vehicles will be at campers’ expense.
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Clark County is seeking to contract with a prospective vendor to provide maintenance and supply services for multifunctional machines with copying, printing, faxing and scanning capabilities. The selected vendor will also provide maintenance and support of installed Papercut MF Software. These machines are currently owned by Clark County. Clark County is asking for pricing on a support contract of 3 years. See posting here...
- *Updated* Attempted Child Abduction in the City of Greenwood
Updated Release: On Tuesday September 8th 2020, at about 4:25 p.m., the Greenwood Police Department, along with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an attempted child abduction in the City of Greenwood. With the assistance of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, through investigation, we viewed footage from multiple surveillance cameras and interviewed residents within a two-block radius. We also fielded multiple leads from the public. Through the above actions, we located a witness who was in the immediate area at the time of this incident. This witness was driving a vehicle and wearing clothes that closely matched the victim’s description. The witness recalls seeing the victim walking down the street and glancing back. The witness quickly ran into a local business to pick up an item, and then ran back to their vehicle. As the witness was leaving the area, they saw the victim running down the street. This witness did not see any other vehicles or persons in the immediate area. Based on the current information, it appears this may have been a misunderstanding. However, we will continue to follow up on possible leads as they come in. We would like to commend the victim for being aware of her surroundings, and vigilance for her own safety. I would like to urge the public to follow her example in being observant of their surroundings. If you see something, say something. Please report any suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency. Chief Bernard Bock Greenwood Police Department Original Release: On Tuesday September 8th 2020, at about 4:25 p.m., the Greenwood Police Department, along with the Clark county Sheriffs Office responded to a report of an attempted child abduction in the City of Greenwood. A female child reported a Maroon SUV/ Van type vehicle with dark rear tinted windows, believe to be occupied by at least two subjects approached an underage female. A passenger exited the vehicle and chased the female. He is described as a younger white male, with bald head and clean shaven face. He was wearing a white and black one piece jump suit, and white latex gloves. The child was able to safely escape, and is currently safe. This case is currently under investigation, and no further information will be released at this time. We will release more information as it becomes available. If you have any information to assist in this investigation, please call the Clark County Sheriffs Office at (715)743-3157 ,or the Clark County Sheriffs Office tip line at 1(888)847-2576 (TIP-CLSO), Chief Bernard Bock Greenwood Police Department 9-8-2020 at 6:35 p.m.
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CLARK County WI COVID-19 Information SCHOOL & SPORTS RESOURCES HERE The Clark County COVID-19 dashboard is a collection of data used to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 within the county. The Clark County Health Department will update the dashboard Monday through Friday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Please note: delays in uploading data may occur if local COVID-19 activity levels increase and public health staff response surpasses capacity. Additionally, when reviewing the dashboard, you are likely to see spikes in numbers on Mondays, due to weekend data being consolidated into Monday. Full Dashboard - Includes maps, graphs, and additional statistics (Not mobile friendly) Resources Aging Business OWNERS Children & Child care COVID-19 Information Faith & Church Family Farm & agriculture Food & grocery Isolation and Quarantine Safety Tips School Resources Services Testing Report Emergency Order #1 (Face Covering) Concerns Clark County WI COVID-19 News WWPHRC Weekly Update News Archive Want a Check In Call? Check In Clark County is offering phone support for community members looking for ways to connect with others. Call Jeanine at (715) 743-5204 for more details.
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