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[RC] Sharing our trails results.Fyi - Steven Proe

     Fyi: In today's SacBee.

     Forest Service plan for Tahoe calls for reducing trails

     RENO - A new Forest Service plan will eliminate nearly 13 miles of
trails in two popular Lake Tahoe recreation areas and prohibit mountain bike
riders from leaving established trails.

     The plan under study for about two years involves mostly non-motorized
use and covers the Freel and Meiss management areas in the southern and
southeast portions of the Tahoe basin.

     Although some. trails would be eliminated, Forest Service officials
said 63 miles of managed system trails would remain.

     The ruling was released last week and is subject to appeal.

     Officials said the (goal} is to reduce the creation of informal trails
and damage to meadows, streams and creeks.

     A key element of the plan is to prevent bicyclists from taking
cross-country shortcuts by using non-system trails. But officials said the
goal is also to reduce impacts from all users, including hikers and horse

                - Associated Press

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Science, University of Dayton

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