Forest County Potawatomi Community ATV/UTV Plan

Parks, Trails & Recreation – Planning

With the increased use of ATVs and UTVs throughout the area, Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) partnered with KL Engineering to take a proactive approach with long-range and comprehensive planning of routes and trails for these vehicles.

Existing routes and facilities were documented in the FCPC and standards of implementation of ATV/UTV trails and routes were documented to facilitate future route planning. Public outreach was done in order to understand the priorities and concerns with ATV/UTV trail and route expansion alternatives.

From the research and results of the public involvement, KL Engineering  & FCPC created a recommended route/trail plan with cost estimates for the highest priority facilities. The plan also identified proposed design standards for future trail planning, implementation of education and outreach activities tied to the ATV/UTV system.  The plan also included various funding resources available for ATV/UTV facilities and potential partnerships with area ATV and Snowmobile clubs.

Project Details

Client: Michelle Berden, FCPC Planner
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Location Forest County, Wisconsin
Dates: October 2020 – October 2021
KL Contact: Lynda Fink, PLA

Project Elements

  • ATV/UTV Design Guidelines
  • Public Outreach
  • Documentation of existing facilities & policies
  • Concept Planning
  • Route Recommendations
  • Cost Estimates
  • Funding Sources 
  • Prioritization and Implementation Timeline