Kohler Co.’s proposed 18-hole, public golf course represents an extraordinary opportunity to open private land the company has owned for more than 75 years. The project will create public access and help ensure minimalist development on the site in the future. We have made concerted efforts to minimize, avoid or mitigate the potential environmental impact.
The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reviews the balanced approach we’ve adopted to reduce wetland impact, provide protection for wildlife and habitat and help remove invasive species. The EIS – an extensive science- and engineering-based study that is part of the DNR’s normal project approval process – also reviews the project’s sound environmental management and water protection efforts.
The key findings in the draft EIS show that the proposed project would:
The project also would have a positive impact on jobs and tax revenue, and there is an important historical opportunity for education and discovery because of our sensitive approach to archaeological findings on the site. Kohler Co. will leave the known Indian burial mounds completely undisturbed and include a lakeshore easement for Timberlake homeowners. And, because the project would provide enhanced public access to Kohler-Andrae State Park, there would be minimal traffic impact by using an entry that avoids neighboring homes to the south.
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READ ABOUT OUR REDUCED WETLAND IMPACT VISIT THE DNR GOLF COURSE PROJECT WEBSITE