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Sonora, CA — The Stanislaus National Forest is finalizing a plan that will notably be of interest to snowmobile enthusiasts. The Forest Service is accepting comments on a proposal that is designed to provide a sustainable system of roads and trails for over-snow-vehicles.

Some of the main aspects, identified by the Forest Service, include the following:

– Identifying approximately 54 miles of designated OSV trails that would be groomed on the Forest;

– Joining forces with Tuolumne and Alpine Counties to groom Clark’s Fork Road (9 miles) and the Highland Lakes Road (5 miles);

– Designating 98 miles of ungroomed OSV routes;

– Designating 141,073 acres for open OSV riding;

– Grooming trails when there is 12-18 inches of snow;

The community can submit comments in regards to the plan up until August 10th. You can find more detailed information about the plan by clicking here. Some upcoming community meetings on the plan will run from 6-8pm at the below locations:

– July 13, 2015 @ Perry Walther Community Building, 325 Creekside Drive, Bear Valley, CA 95223

– July 14, 2015 @ Calaveras Ranger District Office at 5519 Highway 4, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233

– July 21, 2015 @ Pinecrest Elementary School located at 30433 Old Strawberry Road in Pinecrest, CA 95375

– July 22, 2015, @ Stanislaus National Forest Supervisors Office at 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370

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