Recreational Trails Policy
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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 and to adopt the policy by October 31, 2015. In partnership with user groups and the public, we’re currently developing a statewide Recreational Trails Policy, which will guide DNR in the statewide management and development of recreational trails on state lands.

Background

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 will guide it in its recommendations.
 
We anticipate a final draft of the policy in early fall 2015.
 
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.
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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
Meeting agenda