The Butte County Resource Conservation District (BCRCD) is currently seeking feedback from community members regarding local recreational trails to help develop a trails plan for Butte County.

The survey, which is available online and via mail, asks local trail users, as well as interested community members, for feedback on their trails experience and needs.

BCRCD in cooperation with Butte County, local land agencies, and recreational user groups is working to develop a trails plan for Butte County. The 2030 Butte County General Plan identifies the need for a trails plan, which is focused on getting feedback on user experience and identifying current trail resources, opportunities for new trail development and funding mechanisms for maintenance and development. Trails-based recreation is an important factor in quality of life and economic development for Butte County residents.

The trails plan is being develop by a working group composed of trail users-representing OHV, hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and trail running, in addition to U.S. Forest Service, County staff, and local elected officials. The targeted date of completion is June 2018.

The trails survey will remain open until April 30. The survey is meant to gather feedback from residents with a wide range of uses and levels of experience, from non-trail users to those who utilize a trail daily. The basic survey takes only a few minutes but also allows for more extensive feedback if desired.

Ways to take the trails survey:

· Online: https://www.bcrcd.org/

· Via mail: call 530-693-3171 or email bcrcd@carcd.org