The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is developing a new policy for recreational trails for non-motorized and motorized activities including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorcycle and ATV riding.
The agency is currently gathering input from the public about what they’d like to see in the state’s recreational trails, which will supplement staff input. The information will be used to create a draft policy next summer, which will include an environmental review and public comment.
DNR manages more than 1,000 miles of trails around the state, and many more have been created by users on DNR land.
People may submit their ideas to DNR at email@example.com. There are also opportunities for greater involvement on a trail policy committee, which will include approximately 15 members of the public. More information and details about how to apply to be a committee member will be available on DNR’s website at http://bit.ly/DNRTrailPolicy this fall.