Award-Winning Trail and Greenway Projects
Winners have been announced for the 2014 "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2014 at U.S. House of Representatives offices. The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.
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Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing
Volunteers work on The popular discovery hill community trail system
The Discovery Hill Community Trails Project is a community-driven trail-development project located approximately 2 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Discovery Hill had a long history of user-created conflicts and vandalism which were impacting important keystone wildlife species such as sage grouse.
Approximately 35 miles of non-motorized trails were developed, a 1.4 mile podcast trail was built, the designated travel route system was clearly signed and mapped, and a frisbee golf course was built. The trail system is immensely popular with mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, and horseback riders. Additionally, motorized trail users now safely and accurately navigate the motorized road and trail system and Sacajawea Motorsports park.
Read more about the project in "Students develop Salmon, Idaho’s podcast trail" from the American Trails Magazine for Summer 2016.
For more information:
Bureau of Land Management
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467
Phone: (208) 756-5431
Approximately 35 miles of non-motorized trails were developed
The Recreational Trails Program
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