Saturday, November 25, 2006

Mountain Biking

A very popular way to get around in the woods, parkways and trails continues seeking acceptance and should be given a fair hearing. It appears to be in this situation; as it was in the recent Parkway planning process and is apparently going to be allowed in the Parkway if it makes it through the final policy cut.

Policy forum to consider forest mountain biking
- Published 12:00 am PST Saturday, November 25, 2006

The U.S. Forest Service wants the public's input on mountain biking on forestlands in California, starting with a public meeting Thursday.

The agency's goal is to serve this popular sport while protecting natural resources. Feedback from a series of so-called "listening sessions" will help develop a mountain biking management strategy on Forest Service lands, which cover one-fifth of California's terrain.

The first session will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Folsom Civic Center, 52 Natoma St.

Another meeting will be held in Redding on Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the USDA Service Center, 3644 Avtech Parkway. Additional meetings are planned in Sausalito, Los Angeles and San Diego.

For more information, call the Forest Service regional office in Vallejo at (707) 562-8737.