Forest County

Forest County
Comprehensive Planning


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Forest County began developing a comprehensive plan in the summer of 2008. Towns that do not already have a comprehensive plan in place, or in process, are working with NCWRPC to create their own comprehensive plan.

The Forest County Comprehensive Plan, although a separate document from the local Comprehensive Plans, will blend together these local plans into one. The town plans will be completed in 2009, and the county plan will follow in early 2010.

The comprehensive plan law (§66.1001 WI Stats. Adobe PDF 113 KB) defines the contents of a local comprehensive plan as a combination of nine chapters—Issues & Opportunities; Natural, Cultural, & Agricultural Resources; Housing; Transportation; Economic Development; Land Use; Utilities & Community Facilities; Intergovernmental Cooperation; and Implementation.

According to §66.1001 WI Stats., if a town, village, city, or county engages in official mapping, subdivision regulation, or zoning, those actions must be consistent with that community's comprehensive plan.


NOTICE: Adopted revisions may have changed maps and/or text in these online versions of the plans.

Please contact the Forest County Zoning Land Use Department for any adopted revisions to the County Comprehensive Plan.


The County Farmland Preservation Plan (available here) is attached by ordinance to the County Comprehensive Plan.



Click on the link below to view a specific communities' progress:

Town of Alvin - Adopted

Town of Argonne - Adopted

Town of Armstrong Creek - Adopted

Town of Blackwell - Adopted

Town of Freedom - Adopted

Town of Hiles - Adopted

Town of Laona - Adopted

Town of Lincoln - Adopted

Town of Nashville - Adopted

Town of Wabeno - Adopted

City of Crandon - Adopted

Sokaogon Chippewa Community - Adopted

Potawatomi Community - Adopted



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Forest County Comprehensive Plan Adobe PDF LARGE 1.63 MB
Adopted (May 2011) Plan without maps. Download maps below.


1-1 Planning Context Adobe PDF 250 KB
2-1 Natural Resources Adobe PDF LARGE 1.15 MB
2-2 County Wide Soils Adobe PDF 745 KB
4-1 Transportation Adobe PDF 700 KB
5-1 Utilities & Community Facilities Adobe PDF 400 KB
5-2 Ownership & Recreational Facilities Adobe PDF 515 KB
5-3 Emergency Services Adobe PDF 280 KB
5-4 Schools Adobe PDF 555 KB
8-1 County-Wide Existing Land Use Adobe PDF LARGE 1.20 MB
8-2 County-Wide Future Land Use Adobe PDF LARGE 1.50 MB

Make questions or comments about the plan here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)




 North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission