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Safer Trails Committee Charter

by Steve Mentzer last modified Apr 30, 2017 01:27 AM


The Safer Trails committee will explore ways to improve trail user safety, focusing on opportunities for moving trails off roads, and also identifying conflicts with trail bikes/ATVs, hunting, industry, and other hazards where remediation involves landowner permissions, licenses, easements, and/or acquisitions. The committee will develop and present mitigation proposals to the Board for review and approval.

The purpose of the committee is to be the learning vehicle for protecting our trails by focusing on relocating existing trail segments to safer locations. This will allow us to gain experience and make mistakes in ways that don't jeopardize the established route.


Identify and prioritize locations where safety can be improved by relocating the trail. Contact and negotiate with landowners. Submit recommendations to the Board for property acquisition, easements, licenses, or other agreements.



The committee shall consist of at least three but no more than ten members, including ex officio members. The committee chair shall be appointed by the Board chair.


The committee shall convene at least four times per year. A quorum of any meeting of the committee shall consist of a majority of its voting members. Committee members may participate by teleconference.

Agenda, Minutes, and Reports

The chair shall be responsible for establishing the agendas for meetings. An agenda, together with relevant materials, shall be sent to committee members at least one day in advance of the meeting. Minutes for all meetings shall be drafted by the committee chair, and approved by committee members at the following meeting.

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