Dogs, trails & open space are the topic of discussion.
Speaker: Julia Kertz Grant, Boise City Foothills and Open Space Manager
Dogs, trails & open space are the topic of discussion, highlighted by the dog use policy of the 125 mile Ridge to Rivers Trail System, an urban/rural interface of a rapidly growing community. Boise, ID, needed to know “What is the best way to negate the impacts dogs are having to resources on the heavily used trail system?” Learn about the process for reviewing/revising current trail policy, dealing with resource management where trails cross numerous ownerships (municipal, private, state and federal), building off leash areas, fostering responsible dog ownership through educated citizens and the partnerships formed for providing these solutions.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.
The authors review is distinguished from other surveys of open space that have been done in recent years by its broad focus on non-use values for all types of open space, and because it reviews primarily, although not exclusively, studies of applications in North America.
Floodplain open space makes economic sense.