By Karl J. Findling, Lands Conservation Director
The nearly year-old Ochoco Trails Strategy Group recently met in Prineville with the Ochoco National Forest acceptance team. The group presented the final draft and plans, looking for the go-ahead for the three separate trail networks for the Ochoco Mountains bike trail system, a planned three-trail network with trails separating equestrian riders, hikers and mountain bikers.
OHA and other groups are evaluating the placement and potential conflicts with wildlife. Increasing human impact on wildlife on public lands is a growing concern for OHA.