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Montana State Trails Plan

The Montana State Trails Plan is a first attempt to provide long-term, interagency direction for the statewide public trail system, including both motorized and nonmotorized trails. The focus is on statewide, rather than local or trail-specific issues, with primary emphasis on common values shared by most trail users and areas of agreement within and between managing agencies and other interested parties. The Montana State Trails Plan is designed to provide trail managers with information about trails and the issues and needs of their users. It should improve cooperation among agencies, organizations, and individuals who use all types of trails throughout Montana.

The entire Montana State Trails Plan, in PDF format, is divided into the following sections for faster downloading:

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 115 KB

Preface

Preface 103 KB

Executive Summary

Introduction, vision, and overview.

Executive Summary 377 KB

Chapter I: Introduction

Rationale for Montana State Trails Plan, overview of planning process and benefits and impacts.

Chapter I: Introduction 260 KB

Chapter II: Inventory of Montana's Trail System

Montana's trail system; location, number, and miles of trails managed by various agencies.

Chapter II: Inventory of Montana's Trail System 515 KB

Chapter III: Trail Use, User Attitudes, and Trends

Understanding trail use, national trends, and trail supply and demand.

Chapter III: Trail Use, User Attitudes, and Trends 428 KB

Chapter IV: Trail Access and Linear Corridor Alternatives

Access to trails and public land, federal policies, and rights-of-way.

Chapter IV: Trail Access and Linear Corridor Alternatives 376 KB

Chapter V: Trail Funding

Federal funding sources, state trails grant program, and other funding sources.

Chapter V: Trail Funding 192 KB

Chapter VI: The Direction from Here: Trail Issues, Goals, & Strategies

Issues, goals, and strategies.

Chapter VI: The Direction from Here: Trail Issues, Goals, and Strategies 360 KB

Chapter VII: References Cited

Chapter VII: References Cited 167 KB

Chapter VIII: Glossary of Acronyms

Chapter VIII: Glossary of Acronyms 46 KB

Appendices

Appendices 32 KB

Appendix A

Organization and list of members, and FWP trail program committees.

Appendix A 63 KB

Appendix B

Case study of a success story.

Appendix B 178 KB

Appendix C

Summary of Plan/PEIS public comments.

Appendix C 268 KB

Appendix D

Trail acronyms and glossary.

Appendix D 883 KB

Appendix E

Trail construction criteria.

Appendix E 283 KB