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ATV/UTV Trail Aids

Counties, towns, cities, villages and tribes can apply for funds to acquire, insure, develop and maintain ATV/UTV trails, areas and routes.

Troutes

Specific changes to NR 64 created Hybrid Trails ("Troutes") or all-terrain vehicle trail and route combinations. To learn more about troutes, view this Troute Information [PDF]. You may download the Troute Information [PPT] as a PowerPoint file for use in presentations.

Who can apply

Counties, towns, cities, villages and tribes can apply for ATV Trail Aids.

Eligible items

Eligible items and funding levels include:

  • all-terrain vehicle trails available for spring, summer, and fall reimbursable up to 100 percent of eligible maintenance costs (max: $600 per mile);
  • all-terrain vehicle trails available for winter riding reimbursable up to 100 percent of eligible maintenance costs (max: $100 per mile);
  • development of ATV trails and areas reimbursable up to 100 percent of eligible costs;
  • major rehabilitation of bridge structures or trails reimbursable up to 100 percent of eligible costs; and
  • maintenance of ATV intensive use areas reimbursable up to 50 percent of eligible costs.

Any costs incurred PRIOR to receipt of a grant are not reimbursable and MAY jeopardize your entire grant.

Consult the ATV Application Guidelines (CF-004) [PDF] for information about eligible/ineligible costs for development and maintenance projects.

Ranking priorities

Trail funds are distributed according to the following ranked purposes (NR 64.14 [exit DNR]):

  • maintenance of existing, approved trails, areas, and routes;
  • liability insurance acquisition;
  • easement acquisition;
  • major rehabilitation of bridge structures or trails; and
  • Land acquisition and development of new ATV trails and areas.

Deadlines

Applications are due in the regional offices by April 15 for the following season.

Applying

Applying

Contact your DNR grant project manager before applying to discuss your potential project.

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Reimbursement

Reimbursement materials

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Laws

Grant related statues and administrative codes

Contact

Contact information
For questions about ATV Trail Aids, contact:
Jillian Steffes
Department of Natural Resources
107 Sutliff Ave
Rhinelander, WI 54501
(715) 210-4911
Your regional DNR grant project manager
Your County ATV/UTV Trail Coordinator [PDF]