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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Dec. 5, 2023

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U.S. Forest Service seeks Comment on Gifford Pinchot trails

By , Columbian staff writer

The U.S. Forest Service invites the public to provide comments on a management plan for Gifford Pinchot National Forest’s trails.

The Sustainable Trail System Plan will include action plans that tap into four focus areas: a modern trail system, stewardship, outdoor opportunities and economic impacts. According to the Forest Service, it will modernize Gifford Pinchot National Forest’s trail network to “connect people with each other, themselves, with their community, with their heritage, with their future, and with their public lands.”

To date, the Forest Service and its partners manage these systems, including the Washington Trails Association, Trans-Cascadia, Back Country Horsemen of Washington, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Northwest Motorcycle Association, Access for All and Volunteers of Lewis Trails.

Public input can be submitted via email to SM.FS.GPSustTrails@usda.gov by Sept. 30.

For more information about the Sustainable Trail System Plan, visit www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/giffordpinchot/home/?cid=FSEPRD1121095&width=full.

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