Oregon Trails Plan Update – Public Workshops

Oregon State Parks logo[1]Updating the Oregon Statewide Trails Plan – The last Statewide Trails Plan for Oregon was completed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) in February 2005 and maintains the state’s eligibility to participate in the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). That plan, Oregon Trails 2005-2014: A Statewide Action Plan, is coming to the end of its ten-year planning horizon.

As a result, OPRD is embarking on a two-year statewide trails planning effort. The effort involves separate (but concurrent) All-Terrain Vehicle, snowmobile, non-motorized, water trail, and Scenic Waterway planning components. The final product will include five planning documents, packaged into one volume entitled “Oregon Trails 2015: A Vision for the Future.” The plan will be written primarily for recreation planners and land managers. Final documents are scheduled for completion in December 2015.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is holding a series of public workshops across the state as part of the Statewide Trails Planning effort. Additional information about the meetings and specific meeting locations can be found at the following weblink:  http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Trail_Programs_Services/Pages/Trail-Plans.aspx

Terry Bergerson
Outdoor Recreation Planner
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

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