DNR seeks comments on proposal for OHV project in northwestern
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking
public comments until Sept. 8 on a project proposal for approximately
63 miles of all-terrain-vehicle trails in northwestern Minnesota.
The proposed project is in the Con-Con lands of Beltrami, Marshall and
Roseau Counties, as identified by the DNR commissioner on Dec. 26,
2002. Trails will utilize existing corridors of disturbance within the
Con-Con lands, county and township roads and rights-of-way that are
on, adjacent to, or contiguous to post-1986 Con-Con lands.
As part of the Northwest Region Off-Highway Vehicle System Draft Plan,
this project proposal will provide a designated trail system and
access for all-terrain-vehicle riders on specified state wildlife
management areas. This use will be monitored and the trails will be
maintained and repaired as needed to ensure sustainable access as part
of a designated trail system.
In order to facilitate review by the public, the DNR has made copies
of the project proposal available at the Northwest Regional Library
210 North Labree Ave., Thief River Falls; at the DNR Trails and
Waterways office at 123 Main Ave. North, Thief River Falls; at the DNR
Trails and Waterways office, 6603 Bemidji Ave. North, Bemidji; at the
DNR office at the Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area in Middle River;
and at the DNR Building Library, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.
The document is also available on the DNR's Web site at
In addition, citizens may request a copy of the project proposal by
calling the DNR Trails and Waterways office in Thief River Falls at
(218) 681-0889. Addendums and maps are available for review at the
locations above and at the DNR's Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us.
The public review and comment period for the project proposal runs
through Sept. 8. Written, signed comments will be accepted until 4
p.m. that day. Comments and letters should be sent to Mary Broten, DNR
Trails and Waterways, 123 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.
Signed letters may be faxed to (218) 681-0948. E-mail comments will
not be accepted.