Hixon Forest | Sept. 16-20, 2021
La Crosse, WI
Hixon Forest is made up of criss-crossing multi-use trails on the eastern edge of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Trails in Hixon Forest offer access to the popular Grandad Bluff Park and associated stunning views of the Mississippi, as well as four other designated vistas. With hiking and biking both allowed in the forest, this has lead to some user conflicts as well as various trail impacts, invasive species considerations, pet management issues and litter impacts. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at Hixon Forest leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.
*Hixon Forest is located on the ancestral lands of the Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux), Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Sauk and Meskwaki and possibly other tribes*
During the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team led a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events at Hixon Forest. Outdoor Recreation Alliance Trails and Leave No Trace led an Interpretive Walk and interactive discussion on the responsible and sustainable use of trails and trail interactions. WisCorps and Leave No Trace hosted a morning filled with fun and learning during the Enjoying the Outdoors Responsibly – Family Hands-On Activity Day! Participants had the chance to explore how to minimize impacts, protect nature all around us, and enjoy outdoor spaces responsibly.
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