A Vision for the Future
The State of Oregon's statewide trail plan.
Presenters: Terry Bergerson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department; Kreg Lindberg, Associate Professor, Oregon State University – Cascades Campus
The state of Oregon is currently developing a statewide trails plan entitled “Oregon Trails 2015: A Vision for the Future.” A statewide trail-user survey examined trail recreation patterns of Oregon residents in four categories: non-motorized trail, non-motorized boating, motorized (OHV), and snowmobile. Topics include participation rates, user preferences, trail information sources, expenditures, and priorities for future trail development and management.
American Trails sponsors the annual Photo Contest for designated National Recreation Trails. In celebration of these great trails we are presenting awards in several categories to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways. Here are our picks from the 275 entries for 2017.
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