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Forest Service invites comments on trails

The Camp Verde Journal of Camp Verde, Arizona

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The Forest Service is asking for comments regarding non-motorized trail and trailhead proposals near Sedona, Village of Oak Creek, Cornville, Rimrock and Camp Verde. The Red Rock Ranger District completed a year of public meetings to discuss trail ideas and now seeks more specific comments on proposed trail connectors and trailhead improvements on the National Forest.

An accessible and sustainable trail system is important to many who live in the Verde Valley. The trail system is also valued as a draw for visitors to the area.

With reductions in federal funding, the Forest Service is focused on the creation of trail connections between existing trails that create loops and on making existing trails more user-friendly and durable. Trailhead enhancement ideas are aimed at improving public safety by getting vehicles off the side of the road to park in places designated for safe trail access.

The Forest Service appreciates help from local communities, the public and trail groups to make sure that projects that are implemented are also maintained for the long term.

Comments on the proposals are sought by Sunday, June 15. To review the letter with proposals and maps, go to Trails Planning 2013-14 Red Rock Ranger District, Coconino National Forest, at the Forest Service's website or call 203-2900 to ask for a copy of the letter and proposals.

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Original Publication Date: May 21, 2014

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