Wednesday, March 23, 2016

TRAIL NEWS UPDATE – FS National Trails Strategy

Don Amador on FS System Trail
Mendocino NF

QWR commends the Forest Service for its effort to develop a national trails strategy for sustainable motorized and non-motorized trails.


According to the agency, for the past two years, the Forest Service has gathered the body of knowledge which now forms the core of the Trails Strategy discussion draft. Through engagement with employees at all levels of the agency, non-governmental organizations and partners, other trail management agencies, and the health care and private industry, we are striving to define and implement a strategic approach for closing the gap between where we are and where we want to be.

Trail Inventory
Six Rivers NF

QWR encourages trail professionals and advocates to download the discussion draft strategy.  QWR believes this is a very positive program and will provide important high-level guidance to line-officers and agency trail champions at the Regional Office, Forest, and District levels.

Rubicon Trail

This is a very exciting process and bodes well for the future of trail-based recreation on lands managed by the Forest Service.

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  1. If you want to be an effective steward of our trails and the environment, follow Don Amador and listen his advice on recreation issues. He is an expert and a true ambassador for recreation and conservation.

  2. Mark, thanks... just sharing my experience working on trail issues for the past 26 years.