RD561 - Current and Future Plans for a State System of Attractive, Sustainable and Enduring Trails Across the Commonwealth – October 2020
This report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of § 10.2-204.1 of the 2015 Virginia Acts of Assembly (House Bill 1542; Delegate Lingamfelter). Enactment Section A of § 10.1-204.1 stipulates “that the Committee shall be appointed by the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and shall be composed of a representative from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. National Park Service; the Virginia Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission; and nonlegislative citizen members, including representatives from the Virginia Outdoors Plan Technical Advisory Committee and the Recreational Trails Advisory Committee and other individuals with technical expertise in trail creation, construction, maintenance, use, and management." The Advisory Committee shall examine and provide recommendations regarding:
• options to close the gaps in a State system of trails as described in § 10.1-204;
The following pages present the findings and recommendations of the State Trails Advisory Committee that was assembled in accordance with provisions of this Act in 2020.