Final trail strategy meetings scheduled for Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests

Here’s the press release from the U.S. Forest Service:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina today announced the dates and locations of the last two meetings held as part of the Non-motorized Trail Strategy initiative for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.

The meetings will be held at the following days and locations:
Pisgah National Forest, Feb. 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m., UNCA Sherrill Center, Mountain View Conference Room, Asheville, NC
Nantahala National Forest, Feb. 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Tartan Hall, 26 Church Street, Franklin, NC
The National Forests in North Carolina began “Trail Strategy” collaborative meetings in early 2012 with the objective of identifying needs for a sustainable trail system on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The collaborative process continued into last summer with a series of district-level, working meetings with key collaborators representing a broad range of trail user groups.

Analysis of Trail Strategy collaborator comments and trail condition data resumed this past December. The Forest Service is compiling the information into a Trail Strategy document, which will guide future trail management projects and inform the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Management Plan revision process. Agency employees will present key elements of the draft Trail Strategy document during the two meetings. The agency will post the draft summary on the Trail Strategy webpage, www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nctrailstrategy, in the coming weeks.

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