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Open House June 24-25, 2014 focused on draft alternatives

June 17, 2014

Salmonberry Corridor Master Plan to Public Open Houses focused on reviewing draft Alternatives

The Salmonberry Corridor Master Plan is holding (2) public open houses for on the master planning process.
West End – Tillamook
Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Port of Tillamook Bay, Officer’s Mess Hall,

East End – Banks
Date: June 25, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Banks Fire Hall
300 Main Street

We will present the draft routing alternatives to the public. The planning staff is seeking public input to guide the master planning and design efforts in the corridor.

The Salmonberry Corridor is 86 miles long and encompasses the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway. After storm damage in 2007, the rail line is closed and will no longer provide a train connection from the coast to the valley. The corridor is proposed to be a rail-trail connecting the City of Tillamook to the City of Banks. It will connect 8 cities and 2 counties while passing through agrarian fields, the rugged coast range, important fisheries and along the Oregon coastline.

The master plan is a long-term plan to guide future resource management and recreational uses along the corridor. In the planning for the corridor, the planning team is taking a comprehensive look at natural, scenic and cultural resource conditions; corridor management needs; outdoor recreation trends in the region; community partnerships; and any related ideas and concerns identified through public input.

For more information about the meeting or about the Salmonberry Corridor Master Plan, please contact Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator, at (503) 986-0750, rocky.houston@oregon.gov .

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. laurie permalink
    June 26, 2014 12:41 am

    I own property within minutes of the rail – trail and look forward to 86+miles of it.

  2. Fred Garvey permalink
    September 3, 2014 9:51 am

    I am from Dane County Wisconsin and my and am considering a move to Oregon. I have a pea-gravel rail-trail outside of my door that runs West to Dodgeville, WI and East all the way to downtown Madison via multiple corridors that are paved. The trails in Dane County are considered one of its greatest assets and are ridden by thousands without any detriment to land-owners or neighbors. Just as hunters are the best advocates for preservation of wild lands in Wisconsin riders of the trails have become the biggest advocates for keeping things clean and green. There are never incidents of damage to lands, livestock, or equipment after years of usage. The only damage is to the trail’s bridges by snowmobiles which are likely not an issue in Oregon. Those raising objections should be shown examples of the many many miles of successful trails here in the midwest. They likely just want free fences. If the trail is approved and confirmed my decision to move to Oregon is made. It’s a huge step toward enjoying Oregon’s beauty without polluting the air or water.

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