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Tue., July 2, 2013, 7 a.m.

Time to comment on regional trails plan

Lapping waves: A cyclist took advantage of the beautiful weather on Tuesday and pedaled along Lake Coeur d’Alene on the Centennial Trail. (Kathy Plonka)
Lapping waves: A cyclist took advantage of the beautiful weather on Tuesday and pedaled along Lake Coeur d’Alene on the Centennial Trail. (Kathy Plonka)

TRAILS -- The Spokane County Regional Trails Plan, which provides guidance for local, state and federal agencies in developing new trails and maintaining existing routes, is open to public comment through an online survey.

The plan seeks to coordinate trails throughout the region, identified corridors for trails and wildlife, aim for road and trail standards and promote the system.

The inventories and organization of the multi-partner plan already has helped the region secure more than $7 million in funding for trails and conservation areas, said Lunell Haught of the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition.

The plan includes the Spokane River Centennial Trail, Fish Lake Trail and other major trails as well as a network of smaller trails on agencies ranging from county parks and state parks to U.S. Bureau of Management Lands.

The public input will be incorporated into the plan as it's updated this year, Haught said.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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