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Old 05-02-2017, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default Rex Trail Meeting

If you are a motorized trail user, especially full size, then you need to be involved with this issue. DNR could close any trail to us based on what they did on the Rex.

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land, and Water, Northern Regional Land Office will hold a public meeting in Wasilla. Three topics will be presented:

A summary of the 2008, 2009, and current decisions regarding use of the Rex Trail.
The results of the Trail Monitoring Report published in 2016.
Upcoming and completed pilot projects that address certain highly degraded sections of the trail.

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 6:30 8:30pm
WHERE: The Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center, 1001 S. Clapp St., Wasilla, AK 99654

SUMMARY: The eastern Rex Trail is an important multi-use trail, extending 50 miles from approximately milepost 280 on the Parks Highway in the west, to the Wood River in the east. A recent increase in non-winter motorized travel coincided with the severe degradation of many portions of the trail. To slow further degradation of the trail, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a decision to seasonally restrict use of wheeled vehicles greater than 1500 lbs) in 2008, and issued an amended decision that allowed for expedited permitting of certain large tracked vehicles in 2009. As part of these decisions, currently extended through the 2017 hunting season, DNR initiated a trail monitoring study that collected trail condition data twice a year for 9 years. The results of this study were published in the 2016 Rex Trail Long Term Monitoring Report. With assistance from Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT/PF), DNR has also begun pilot projects to test the feasibility of trail improvements to support a variety of vehicle types on certain sections of the trail.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Adam Leland at (907) 451-2722, or email:
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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