2022 Comprehensive Planning Committee

This committee discusses and analyzes the Bayfield County Comprehensive Plan.

Public input is both welcomed and encouraged. Anyone looking to share information regarding the comprehensive plan can share their information with Emily Nelson at the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.

Bayfield County Comprehensive Plan Open House Details:

The following dates have been tentatively set for three Bayfield County Open Houses:

  • September 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. - County Board Room
  • September 20, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. - Iron River Community Center
  • September 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. - Cable Community Center

Bayfield County Comprehensive Plan and Open House Notice:

Please follow the link to view the press release regarding the Completion of the Bayfield County Comprehensive Plan and Notice of Public Listening Sessions.

Bayfield County Comprehensive Plan Revision Progress

Follow the above link to be directed to the Northwest Regional Planning Commission website to view currently revised portions of comprehensive plan.

This site contains drafts of each of the ten plan elements:

  • Element 1: Issues & Opportunities
  • Element 2: Housing
  • Element 3: Transportation
  • Element 4: Utilities & Community Facilities
  • Element 5: Agricultural, Natural, & Cultural Resources
  • Element 6: Economic Development
  • Element 7: Intergovernmental Cooperation
  • Element 8: Hazard Mitigation
  • Element 9: Land Use
  • Element 10: Implementation

*Please note that not every element has documentation available, but it will become available one it has been prepared. Please check back frequently for updates.

Land Use

Follow the links to access information regarding the Land Use element of the Comprehensive Plan.

**The parcels marked with "X's" on the Land Use Web Map are not complete and the NWRPC is not asking for change suggestions for these parcels.

Meeting Date:

The Comprehensive Planning Committee Meeting has been scheduled for:

  • October 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

This meeting will be held in the County Board Room located in the Courthouse Building in Washburn, WI.  Members of the public are welcome to attend each meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes


  • Steve Sandstrom, Board Supervisor
  • Charly Ray, Board Supervisor
  • Mary Dougherty, Board Supervisor
  • Jim Crandall, Board Supervisor
  • Ruth Hulstrom, Planning & Zoning Director
  • Ben Dufford, County Conservationist
  • Jason Bodine, Forest Administrator
  • Nicole Boyd, Red Cliff Tribal Chairwoman
  • Gus Smith, US Forest Service Designee
  • Cole Rabska, BCEDC Director
  • Bob Anderson, Highway Commissioner
  • Keith Koenning, Town of Clover
  • Barb Thorpe, Town of Iron River
  • Kellie Pederson, UW Extension Community Development Educator
  • Mark Abeles-Allison, County Administrator

Advisory Members

  • Jason Laumann, NWRPC
  • Emily Nelson, NWRPC
  • Megan Mader, NWRPC

Comprehensive Planning Resources

Follow the link above to review all available comprehensive planning resource documents through the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

Bayfield County Comprehensive Planning Committee Resolutions

In 2022, the Bayfield County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution approving the formation of the Comprehensive Planning Committee: