MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is looking to build a sustainable trails strategy for the forest with your help.
The forest service says its trail system is vast, and it can be hard to maintain it alone.
The public was invited to an open house to talk about what trails are important to them, network with other groups and to bring trail users and trail partners together with the forest service.
Chamise Kramer says, "Limited budget, limited personnel and Southern Oregon is growing in terms of recreation popularity and we have a lot of people who want to help so we're going to tap into that."
SUTA Board Member Annette Parsons says, "It's really important we get as many people active using the trails and involved in maintaining them. It's good to see a lot of trail interest, outdoor recreation, riding, horseback, great healthy outdoor exercise."
There are many local groups that partner with the Forest Service like the Pacific Crest Trail Association the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association, Siskiyou Mountain Club, Trash Dogs, and more.