New State OHM trail proposed

This info was posted on the Twin Cities Trail Riders and Twin Cities Dual Sport groups. I STRONGLY suggest everyone email in their support for this trail. It looks to be a great addition to the State’s collection of OHM trails and would improve overall travel between Nemadji and the St. Croix Forests.

DNR seeks comments on EAW for Matthew Lourey State Trail – ATV and OHM use in Nemadji/St. Croix state forests project

(Released May 2, 2011)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting public comments during a
30-day public review period from May 2 to June 1 on an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) that was prepared for Matthew Lourey State Trail – all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and off-highway motorcycle (OHM) use in Nemadji/St. Croix state forests project in Pine and Carlton counties.

The DNR proposes to designate portions of the existing Matthew Lourey State Trail for ATV and OHM use. The designations and required treadway improvements would occur on about 23.3 miles of the trail in the Nemadji and St. Croix state forests.

A copy of the EAW is available online.

Additional copies may be requested by calling 651-259-5157.

A copy of the EAW is available for public review at:
• DNR Library, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul
• DNR Northeast Region, 201 E. Highway 2, Grand Rapids
• Minneapolis Public Library, Government Documents, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
• Sandstone Public Library, 119 North Fourth St., P.O. Box 599, Sandstone
• Hinckley Public Library, 106 First Street S.E., P.O. Box 336, Hinckley
• Moose Lake Public Library, 313 Elm Ave., Moose Lake
• Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet
• East Central Regional Library, 244 So. Birch St., Cambridge
• Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St. Duluth.

The EAW was published in the May 2 EQB Monitor. Written comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, to the attention of Ronald Wieland, DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025.

Electronic or email comments may be sent to with “Matthew Lourey State Trail” in the subject line. If submitting comments electronically, include name and mailing address. Written comments may also be sent by fax to 651-297-1500.

One Response to New State OHM trail proposed

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