Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is working to create a new bike trail system with the help of Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds.
Jodi Bellefeuille, the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Coordinator, has shared in progress photos from the Magone Lake Mountain Bike Trail System project. The Malheur National Forest is working to develop this bike trail system. Included in the photos are USFS staff, and volunteers from the Blue Mountain Land Trust’s Blues Crew & Eastern Oregon Trail Alliance working on this ongoing project.
In order to better guide research into the range of potential social and environmental impacts and benefits related to the use of eMTBs on natural surface trails, IMBA and the BPSA are interested in what questions land managers have regarding this new use. The survey explicitly targeted land managers’ experiences and concerns regarding eMTB use on natural surface and/or singletrack trails – not paths or bikeways – although some land managers are responsible for both types of trail infrastructure.
Every unit of the national park system is required to have a formal statement of its core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions—a foundation for planning and management. The development of a foundation document for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is necessary to effectively manage the park over the long term and protect park resources and values that are integral to the purpose and identity of the park unit.
The core components of this foundation document include a brief description of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the nature and purposes of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, significance statements, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes. These components are core because they typically do not change over time. Core components are expected to be used in future planning and management efforts.
Over the last two years American Trails has worked with Active Strategies to find out how we can best serve the trail community. These are the results.