U.S. FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
For immediate release: June 11, 2013 2:30pm
Naches Ranger District Public Info. Asst. Michelle King, (509)-653-1420
Naches Ranger District Front Country Trails Coordinator Kevin Hill, (509) 653-1436
Motorized Trails Open on the Naches Ranger District
NACHES---Forest Service recreation managers will re-open motorized trails on the Naches Ranger District June 11th. After monitoring the weather and trail conditions, forest managers determined that the motorized trail system on the district is dry and ready for use.
These motorized trails were closed as part of a seasonal restriction to minimize damage to trails during the wet spring months. The seasonal closure has been an effective way for the Naches Ranger District to protect natural resources and to maintain quality trail systems.
The success of the closure is largely in part of motorized and non-motorized volunteers. Volunteers have been working with the Naches Ranger District to advertise the closure and to complete a significant amount of trail maintenance. Volunteers have also been integral in communicating with the Ranger District as to the condition of the trails.
“It takes all of us to maintain the great trail system we have here on the Naches Ranger District” District Ranger Irene Davidson said. “We truly see our volunteers as our partners in making the closure effective.”
Those interested in learning more about volunteering with the Naches Ranger District or the Adopt-A-Trail program, go to: http://go.usa.gov/bRfJ
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).