Douglas County trails plan taking shape |

Douglas County trails plan taking shape

by Regina Purcell, Tribune News Service

Ironing out the kinks in the Douglas County Comprehensive Trails Plan, a staff review concluded that with few exceptions proposed trails will be left off private land.

Mimi Moss, Douglas County planning and economic development manager, said county Commissioners Steve Weissinger and Jacques Etchegoyhen met with the county planning Commissioners Valida McMichael, Nancy McDermid and Carolyn Whitmire to modify the proposed trails plan.

Sixteen residents also attended last week’s two-hour meeting.

At issue were several proposed trails and trailheads on private property. Moss said most of those issues have been resolved.

Many proposed trails listed on Washoe tribal land have been removed from allotments in the Pine Nut Mountains. Moss said there is still a small portion of Washoe land off Jacks Valley Road that has an access route to the Simek private property that leads to U.S. Forest Service or public lands.

Moss said affected property owners will receive a letter from the county this week. Private properties in receiving areas are still affected.

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Private property owned by the Bently, Park, Seeman, Dreyer and Jacobson families, along with Clear Creek Ranch, still have proposed trails.

The draft CTP will return to the planning commission May 13. Planners voted down the proposed trails plan March 11.