DNR board set to vote on final land sale

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 10:51:32-04
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources' board is set to vote on putting another 3,560 acres of public land on the sales block.
The 2013-15 state budget directed the DNR to sell 10,000 acres by mid-2017 to help pay down debt in the agency's land stewardship program.
 The DNR's board approved putting about 1,400 acres up for sale in 2014 and about 5,700 acres up for sale this past February.
The board is set to vote Wednesday in Madison on whether to put a final 93 parcels totaling about 3,560 acres up for sale. About 1,640 acres would be offered to local governments, about 790 acres would be offered to adajacent landowners and about 1,130 acres would be offered to the public through a bidding process.