Great Pinery Heritage Waterway

The Great Pinery Heritage Waterway™ is a navigable water trail located in Northcentral Wisconsin. Situated on the Wisconsin River and its tributaries, the trail spans several counties and is 108 miles long.

The Great Pinery Heritage Waterway winds through scenic forests, urban landscapes and historic sites, inviting paddlers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Great Pinery, learn about the native inhabitants and European settlers who once navigated these waters, and enjoy local attractions, food and happenings.

NCWRPC mapped the trail and features along the route.

Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC)

The Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) is a multi-entity group. The goal of the consortium is to build and sustain a multi-participant program to acquire digital orthoimagery and elevation data throughout Wisconsin. The WROC approach brings a number of potential benefits to participants including cost savings, specifications and standards support, customized datasets, data sharing between members and partners, and procurement support.

Next round

The next round of WROC is underway. North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) will once again coordinate and lead the Consortium. In 2021, the RPC extended its agreement with Ayres Associates to facilitate the Consortium and provide geospatial services to its members and partners.

There will be options for participation in 2023, 2024, and 2025. A number of member counties will be going to a 3-year cycle starting in 2023. Another group of counties will fly in 2024.The largest group will participate again in 2025, keeping the consistency of the 5-year cycle. Member counties flying in 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be eligible for partner funding.

The aerial mapping services provided under WROC will continue to evolve to meet the needs of local government members and partner organizations. This will be achieved through a coordinated, county-by-county approach over the next three years, with participation peaking in 2025. Program representatives will work with all private, federal, and state partners to build the program into regional datasets. WROC has a stated goal of achieving statewide coverage by the end of 2025.

WROC representatives will be hosting meetings across the state to discuss the consortium approach and participation options for 2023-25. If you are interested in meeting, please contact program managers Andy Faust or Zach Nienow

Wood County

Wood County is a county located in central Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 74,207. The county seat is Wisconsin Rapids. Wood County was created in 1856 and is named after Joseph Wood, who was a Wisconsin State Assemblyman. The county is known for its many lakes, rivers and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the Wood County Parks, the Wisconsin River and the Ice Age Trail. The county is home to the city of Wisconsin Rapids, which is the county’s largest city and the regional center for commerce, industry, healthcare, and education. The county also has several small towns and communities, including Marshfield, Nekoosa, and Port Edwards. The county has a diverse economy, with healthcare, manufacturing and service industries being the main drivers. The county is also known for its paper mills, which have been a staple industry in the area for many years.

TitleDate
Wood County Economic Profile 2024January 22, 2024
Wood County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2023October 18, 2023
Wood County Comprehensive Plan 2024October 3, 2023
Wood County Broadband PlanSeptember 27, 2023
Town of Saratoga Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027March 15, 2023
Town of Saratoga Comprehensive Plan 2023February 14, 2023
Town of Seneca Comprehensive Plan 2022May 1, 2022
Town of Sigel Comprehensive Plan 2022February 2, 2022
Wood County Economic Profile 2022January 1, 2022
City of Pittsville Outdoor Recreation Plan 2022-2026November 1, 2021
Nekoosa Safe Routes to School PlanJuly 1, 2020
Wood County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2019-2023August 31, 2018
Wood County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2014-2018August 27, 2013
City of Nekoosa Comprehensive Plan 2012December 11, 2012
City of Wisconsin Rapids Outdoor Recreation Plan 2012-2016January 1, 2012
Marshfield Sewer Service Area Plan Update – 2030January 1, 2011
Grand Rapids/Saratoga Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2010July 13, 2010
Wisconsin Rapids Safe Routes to School Plan – 2010June 1, 2010
City of Wisconsin Rapids Comprehensive Plan 2010January 1, 2010

Vilas County

Vilas County is a county located in northern Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 23,047. The county seat is Eagle River. Vilas County was created in 1893 and is named after William Freeman Vilas, who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. The county is known for its many lakes, forests, and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the Vilas County Parks, the Eagle River Chain of Lakes and the Nicolet National Forest. The county is home to the city of Eagle River, which is the county’s largest city and the regional center for tourism and recreation. The county also has several small towns and communities, including St Germain, Conover, and Boulder Junction. The county has a strong tourism industry, with many visitors coming to the county for fishing, hunting, boating and snowmobiling.

TitleDate
Vilas County Economic Profile 2024January 22, 2024
Vilas County Comprehensive Plan 2023November 14, 2023
Vilas County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Update 2024October 18, 2023
Town of Plum Lake Comprehensive Plan 2023July 6, 2023
Vilas County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027April 5, 2023
Town of Conover Comprehensive Plan 2022February 10, 2022
Vilas County Economic Profile 2022January 1, 2022
Grow North Region Housing Study – 2021December 29, 2021
Town of Presque Isle Comprehensive Plan 2021September 1, 2021
Town of St. Germain Comprehensive Plan 2021March 25, 2021
Town of Winchester Comprehensive Plan 2021March 22, 2021
Town of Land O’ Lakes Comprehensive Plan 2020November 18, 2020
Town of Phelps Comprehensive Plan 2019November 19, 2019
Town of Washington Comprehensive Plan 2019November 4, 2019
Town of Washington Comprehensive Plan 2019November 4, 2019
Vilas County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Update 2019February 26, 2019
Vilas County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2019-2023January 1, 2019
Oneida-Vilas County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2019-2023August 31, 2018
Lac du Flambeau Workforce Training & Business Development Center Feasibility StudyOctober 1, 2017
Vilas County Farmland Preservation Plan 2015February 1, 2015
Vilas County Land and Water Resource Management 2015-2024October 1, 2014
Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. Comprehensive Strategic Plan – 2014January 1, 2014
Vilas County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2014-2019January 1, 2014
Forest, Oneida, Vilas County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2014-2018August 7, 2013
Vilas County All Hazards Mitigation Plan 2013May 28, 2013
Vilas County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2011September 1, 2011
Town of Cloverland Comprehensive Plan 2011July 25, 2011
Town of Phelps Comprehensive Plan 2010June 9, 2010
Town of Arbor Vitae Comprehensive Plan 2010May 1, 2010
Town of Land O’ Lakes Comprehensive Plan 2010January 1, 2010
Town of Conover Comprehensive Plan 2010January 1, 2010

Portage County

Portage County is a county located in central Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 70,377. The county seat is Stevens Point. Portage County was created in 1839 and is named after the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway, a historic portage route used by Native Americans and European settlers. The county is known for its many lakes, rivers, and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the Tomorrow River State Trail, the Wisconsin River and the Ice Age Trail. The county is home to the city of Stevens Point, which is the county’s largest city and the regional center for commerce, industry, healthcare, and education. The county also has several small towns and communities, including Plover, Rosholt, and Amherst. The county has a diverse economy, with healthcare, manufacturing, and service industries being the main drivers.

TitleDate
Portage County Economic Profile 2024January 22, 2024
Portage County Comprehensive Plan 2023October 3, 2023
Portage County Broadband PlanSeptember 27, 2023
Stevens Point Urban Area Sewer Service Area Plan 2040 UpdateJuly 13, 2023
Portage County Economic Profile 2022January 1, 2022
Portage County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2019-2023August 31, 2018
Portage County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2014-2018July 11, 2013
Almond-Bancroft Safe Routes to School Plan 2012-2017April 1, 2012

Oneida County

Oneida County is a county located in northern Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 37,845. The county seat is Rhinelander. Oneida County was created in 1887 and is named after the Oneida Nation, which is a tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy. The county is known for its many lakes, forests, and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the Oneida County Forest, the Wisconsin River and the Nicolet National Forest. The county is home to the city of Rhinelander, which is the county’s largest city and the regional center for commerce, industry, healthcare, and education. The county also has several small towns and communities, including Three Lakes, Minocqua, and Hazelhurst. The county has a diverse economy, with tourism, manufacturing, and service industries being the main drivers.

TitleDate
Oneida County Economic Profile 2024January 22, 2024
Town of Crescent Comprehensive Plan 2023November 6, 2023
Oneida County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2024-2028October 2, 2023
City of Rhinelander Outdoor Recreation Plan 2023-2027March 15, 2023
Oneida County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Update 2023February 21, 2023
Town of Stella Comprehensive Plan 2022December 13, 2022
Town of Cassian Comprehensive Plan 2022June 13, 2022
Town of Monico Comprehensive Plan 2022April 4, 2022
Town of Newbold Comprehensive Plan 2021January 13, 2022
Oneida County Online Mapping RecordsJanuary 1, 2022
Oneida County Economic Profile 2022January 1, 2022
Grow North Region Housing Study – 2021December 29, 2021
Town of Pelican Comprehensive Plan 2019November 11, 2019
City of Rhinelander Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2019October 14, 2019
Minocqua J1 Safe Routes to School PlanAugust 1, 2019
Oneida County Land and Water Resource Management 2020-2029August 1, 2019
Oneida County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2019-2023December 1, 2018
Oneida-Vilas County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2019-2023August 31, 2018
Town of Hazelhurst Comprehensive Plan 2017December 1, 2017
City of Rhinelander Comprehensive Plan 2016November 1, 2016
Oneida County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Update 2016September 20, 2016
Oneida County Farmland Preservation Plan 2015December 1, 2015
City of Rhinelander Outdoor Recreation Plan 2015-2020September 1, 2015
Oneida County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2014-2018May 1, 2014
Town of Lake Tomahawk, Road Surface Management Plan – 2014January 1, 2014
Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. Comprehensive Strategic Plan – 2014January 1, 2014
Town of Cassian Traffic Count Report – 2013August 20, 2013
Oneida County Comprehensive Plan 2013August 20, 2013
Forest, Oneida, Vilas County Locally Developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan 2014-2018August 7, 2013
Oneida County Land and Water Resource Management 2012-2016December 6, 2011
Town of Cassian Traffic Count Report – 2011July 19, 2011
Oneida County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Update 2010September 21, 2010
Town of Woodruff Comprehensive Plan 2010September 16, 2010
Town of Cassian Traffic Count Report – 2010August 6, 2010
Town of Minocqua Comprehensive Plan 2010July 20, 2010
Town of Monico Comprehensive Plan 2010January 1, 2010