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High Level Feasibility Analysis and Trail Planning Effort

April 19, 2013

In early 2013 the Salmonberry Coalition received a report outlining some of the very high level issues associated with trail development in the Salmonberry Corridor.   This feasibility study is meant to be a very rapid assessment of the history, current conditions, and future challenges and opportunities associated with a trail connecting the valley to the coast.  The report is meant as a guidepost for the Coalition to identify fatal flaws, potential alternatives, and next step considerations.  The report points to four distinct areas in the corridor that each have a unique set of values and may offer different types of recreation experiences – ranging from primitive hiking to a multimodal trail alongside the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway.  While the report does point to a lot of work to be done before a trail can be completed, the Coalition supported moving toward a more in depth planning effort to understand this potential in more detail.  Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, with financial support from Cycle Oregon and Oregon Department of Forestry, has started to prepare for a planning effort that will start in the summer of 2013 and is expected to last 12 – 18 months.  This planning effort will evaluate in more detail the trail potential; identify community and neighbor concerns, the resource values of the surrounding landscape, and alternatives for trail development.  Stay tuned for additional information about how you can get involved.  A link to the report can be found here Salmonberry Corridor Preliminary Feasibility Report 3_21_13

4 Comments leave one →
  1. penorman permalink
    April 20, 2013 12:01 am

    What doesn’t quite get conveyed in this pretty dry report is just how unique and fabulous a trail from the valley to the coast through the Salmonberry canyon would be. And development of a trail would be a great opportunity to clean up some of the mess left along the river when the 2007 flood took out the rail line. This could be a world-class recreational resource, an economic boost for local communities, and a chance for some needed environmental cleanup.

  2. June 12, 2013 11:40 am

    nice and thanks.

  3. July 6, 2013 7:00 am

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  4. Walt permalink
    December 16, 2013 4:17 am

    Mountain biking camping/touring aremy main form of recreation these days actually have been for over the two decades. Living in Portland I find the bike trail out to the coast along the Tillamook Bay well is extremely exciting. I foresee it helping tourism on both ends and in between in the form of a campground for two. This of course will create many jobs not only in the building of the project but maintaining and adding to the project.”I cannot wait”

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