Regional planning for balancing wildlife conservation and trails improvements is underway. The master planning will present recommendations for wildlife habitat conservation, trail-based outdoor recreation needs and constraints and management and maintenance. A comprehensive wildlife habitat assessment stage is in process, led by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. After it has been completed, the project moves to trails assessment phase. CWF participates on the Steering Committee. The expected duration of this project is one year. Our desire is that this process will serve as a model for future landscape/regional level trail planning elsewhere – that fully takes into account sensitive wildlife habitats. We will provide updates here from our perspective and updates also will be posted on the COMBA (Colorado Mountain Bike Association) website.
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