August 7th 2020 Flambeau Trail Update

8/5/20 – USFS crews have been busy this week doing additional brushing on the Flambeau Trail on trail 118-102 south of Wintergreen. Crews have also been busy filling in mud holes and blading the trail in the area by Sailor Lake campground. Beavers have been active on trail 118-111 by Newman Lake and we have a trapper in there working to remove them. Trail users should use caution when in these areas as they may encounter heavy equipment working on the trail. The trails are starting to dry out some and are getting a little dusty. Any questions or concerns regarding the Flambeau Trail can be sent to Brady Howe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 715-762-5104.

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August Recap- NW Regional Meeting & Ride & Trail Ambassador Training

As captured in our last e-newsletter, the August 15th regional event is still on. Our thanks to the Rusk Riders ATV Club for lining up the outdoor pavilion in the Village of Weyerhaeuser as our host club. The shelter will provide shade but still give us ample room to comply with distancing health recommendations as we gather. More details are provided:

Saturday, August 15th - Northwest Regional Meeting, followed by an optional group trail ride afterward

Registration starts at 8:30 AM with the meeting scheduled to get underway at 9:00 AM.

Village of Weyerhaeuswer Community Park pavilion located at 358 County Road F in Weyerhaeuswer

The meeting agenda will include statewide updates from the WATVA leadership team followed by important regional, statewide or local issues you bring forward.

Because of the COVID-19 situation, we ask that you bring your own chairs. We'll have some seating there but highly encourage you to bring your own. Speaking of bringing your own, this year we also ask attendees to bring their own bag lunches, especially if you intend to join the optional trail ride afterward.

To recap, here's the list of what to bring:

1) Yourself, friends or family who are interested in sharing and learning about our sport
2) Chairs for yourself
3) An open mind, plus thoughts, questions, or ideas you'd like to discuss
4) Your own bag lunch if you choose to stay for the ride or mingle with attendees afterward
5) Your own machine and safety gear if you want to enjoy the group ride

August Trail Ambassador Training Schedule

There's never been a better time to consider being a Trail Ambassador. With all the new riders and heavy traffic this year, our sport needs many eyes and ears out on the trails and routes to help educate and share the correct information with the riders. At the same time, we can assist our law enforcement professionals in very important ways.

Our Trail Ambassador training program provides our dedicated volunteers with the tools, process, and information necessary to instill confidence for our ambassador teams out on the miles of routes and trails.

New Trail Ambassador potential applicants can view our website for more details and expectations and requirements at

For new Trail Ambassador's, you must first take part in the classroom webinars from the comfort of your own home or office, on the evenings of August 19th & 20th, starting at 6:00 PM. A good internet connection with microphone and speakers are required.

To complete the trail ambassador certification training, a hands-on, field day training will be taking place on Saturday, August 22nd. Also note other prerequisites on the web site. You will need to bring your own machine and safety gear for this session, we will be riding as part of the field day exercise. The location for this field day training is the Embarrass River ATV Park in Tigerton, located about 40 minutes from Wausau or 30 minutes from Shawano. Start time will be 10:00 AM.

If for personal scheduling reasons you can make the webinar classroom evenings but not the August 22nd field day training, we'll be scheduling more field days as the year goes on. Feel free to get the classroom training out of the way if your schedule works out that way.

For "already certified Trail Ambassadors", if you'd like to attend our field day training on August 22nd as a refresher course for yourself, send us an email so we plan accordingly, using our general communication center email address of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (920) 783-6890.

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Flambeau Trail Update

7-20-2020 – Crews were able to check some sections of the Flambeau trail after the recent storms over the past weekend and the trails were in great condition. There is some water on portions of the trail on the 118G-102 but is passable. With the rain there is limited dust on the trails. For information on any recreational opportunities on the forest please visit If any issues or concerns are found on the trails please contact Brady Howe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 715-762-5104.

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Big Snow Resort - Free 1 Night ATV Lodge for WATVA Members

The Big Snow Resort in Upper Michigan is offering a free 1 night ATV Lodging exclusively for WATVA members. More information about Big Snow can be found here:

Please present WATVA membership card at check-in. 

Additional nights available from $68.00.

Offer expires October 31st 2020. Subject to availability.

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Flambeau Trail Update

On Monday, June 29 USFS crews will begin replacing the culvert on Clover Creek on trail 118C-101. The trail will be temporarily closed during construction which is scheduled to be completed on July 2. Please observe the closure and stay out of the work area to keep everyone safe. A temporary detour will be marked on the trail during this time.

Today crews also checked multiple segments of trails for any trees or erosion issues from the recent weather events. Trails are in great shape with minimal dust! Should be a great weekend to ride. 

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