Recreational Trails Policy
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View the adopted policy here
 
DNR held a two-week public comment period from Monday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 28.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to review the draft policy and provide comments. DNR staff have responded to more than 400 separate comments that you shared with us during the public comment period and we appreciate your dedicated feedback.
To discuss your comment in further detail, please contact our Statewide Recreation Manager:
Brock Milliern
360-902-1047
Brock.Milliern@dnr.wa.gov
 
The Recreational Trails Policy represents an extensive collaboration between the public, volunteers, and DNR staff. Hundreds of people participated in the development of this policy through various means: 
  • Attended one or more of the seven statewide public open houses in fall of 2014
  • Submitted email comments via the dedicated Recreational Trails Policy email
  • Volunteered their time and dedication to the Recreational Trails Policy Committee
  • Reviewed the draft policy and provided comments

Background

On March 28, 2014, Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2151 was signed into law. The main component of this bill directs DNR to develop a recreational trail policy. In partnership with user groups and the public, DNR developed a statewide Recreational Trails Policy, which guides DNR in the statewide management and development of recreational trails on state lands.
 

In summer 2014 the department gathered input from agency staff across the state. In late summer and fall 2014 DNR held several open houses at various locations across the state designed to engage the public and collect comments. You can view comments from our Northwest, Pacific Cascade, Southeast, Northeast, South Puget Sound, and Olympic regions, as well as the Olympia area. You can also view fall 2014 email comments, and winter 2015 email comments.

In fall 2014, we set up a diverse 17-member committee of interested recreationists who began collaborating with the agency to review public comments, identify issues, evaluate options, and help develop recommendations for the policy. The committee's ground rules and charter guided it in its recommendations.
 
Please see below for past meeting materials and upcoming meeting documents.  Meetings are open to the public, though seating is limited. Questions or comments from the public will be taken at the end of each meeting.
 
Date Location Meeting documents
12 to 3 p.m.
December 17, 2014
USFS Snoqualmie Ranger District – North Bend Office 
Conference Room
902 SE North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
 
Meeting agenda
Meeting presentation
Meeting summary
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
January 30, 2015
USFS Snoqualmie Ranger District – North Bend Office 
Conference Room
902 SE North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
 
Meeting agenda
Meeting summary
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March 6, 2015
USFS Snoqualmie Ranger District – North Bend Office 
Conference Room
902 SE North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 15, 2015
Snoqualmie Fire Department
Fire Training Room
37600 Snoqualmie Parkway
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, June 12, 2015
USFS Snoqualmie Ranger District - North Bend Office
902 SE North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
 
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Conference call Meeting summary 
 
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