Ohio DNR Wants Motorized Trail Planning
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Trails invites Ohioans to a series of public meetings around the state to provide input for motorized trail planning activities.
"ODNR is developing a motorized trails plan that will be the blueprint for our office in terms of grant funding and issues management," said Dameyon Shipley, manager of the Office of Trails. "Motorized trails have had a place in previous trails plans, but based on the increasing number of motorized trail users and a steadily growing network of such trails, a dedicated plan is necessary."
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Pickerington at the Marcus Cinema (1776 Hill Rd. N. - SR 256, 800. 262. 5646). The meeting is sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association.
The motorized trail planning meetings will identify key issues facing trail development in the state and explain what assistance the ODNR Office of Trails can provide. Information obtained through public comment at the meetings will help guide the ODNR motorized trail grant program and ensure a coordinated approach to motorized trails statewide.
Snowmobilers, off-road motorcyclists, All Terrain Vehicle and 4-wheel drive vehicle advocates are among those encouraged to attend the meetings.
For additional information, visit www.ohiodnr.com.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.