Crow Wing County Recreation Trail Plan

 

 

The Crow Wing County Land Services Department initiated a project in October 2009 to develop a comprehensive recreation trails plan for county-managed public lands. The plan will be informed by an evaluation of potential high conservation value forests under the county’s management.

 

The plan will address existing and proposed recreation trails that serve a full range of motorized and non-motorized uses, including ATV routes, equestrian trails, biking, hiking, dog-sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, and other trail based recreation types. The county had contracted with Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based non-profit, to manage the plan development project. Dovetail will also oversee the evaluation process for identifying high conservation value forests.

 

The evaluation of High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) is a component of the county’s participation in forest certification. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification standard includes requirements for the protection, management and monitoring of special sites, such as old-growth forests, water source protection areas, cultural or historic sites and other unique resources.

 

The full project is expected to take up to two years to complete, with the preliminary HCVF findings being shared with the public in about six months and the first draft of the recreation trail plan being released at the end of 2010.

 

 

Download the Year One Outcomes & Recommendations

 

An update on the development of the Crow Wing County Comprehensive Recreation Trails Plan was included on the agenda of the County Board of Commissioners’ Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011.

 

The draft final Comprehensive Recreation Trails Plan has been made available for a 30-day public comment period running through October 25, 2011.  For more information, click here. To download the plan, click here.

 

County Comprehensive Recreation Trails Plan Slated for Board Action. (2/9/12) Crow Wing County Land Services Department today announced the completion of the revised County Comprehensive Recreation Trails Plan based on comments received during the most recent public comment period.

 

The plan will was presented to the County Board on Tuesday February 14, 2012.

Both the response to comments document and the plan are posted on the county website at:  http://www.co.crow-wing.mn.us/

 

Click here to read the full news release.

To view the response to comments document and the plan, click here.

 

More information is available at:
http://www.co.crow-wing.mn.us/land_services/index.html

 

Recreational Facilities Inventory

The Statewide Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Coordinator, in conjunction with Region Five Development Commission, prepared an inventory of the recreational facilities, programs and classes in Crow Wing County. To download the inventory, click here.

 

Regional Trails Inventory Mapping Project

An interactive map of the Trails of Central Minnesota (Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties) http://www.co.todd.mn.us/GEOMOOSE/geomoose.html

 

 

PROJECT RESOURCES

 

 

 

PROJECT NEWS

 

 

 

2010 MEETINGS

 

Date/Time Location Agenda Notes

Tuesday, March 23rd , 6:00 pm

Meeting Room 2, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf

Wednesday., April 21st , 6:00 pm

Land Svcs Conf. Room, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf

Thursday, May 27th, 8:00 am

Advisory Group Field Tour pdf -----

Tuesday, June 29th , 6:00 pm

Meeting Room 2, Land Services Bldg

pdf pdf

Tuesday, July 27th, 6:00 pm

Meeting Room 2, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf

Wednesday, August 25th , 6:00 pm

Meeting Room 2, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf

Tuesday, September 28th, 6:00 pm

Meeting Room 2, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf

Tuesday, October 26th, 6:00 pm

Land Svcs Conf. Room, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf

Tuesday, November 30th, 6:00 pm

Meeting Room 2, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf

Tuesday, December 14th, 6:00 pm

Meeting Room 2, Land Services Bldg pdf pdf