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Voyageur ATV trail system gets environmental review

The trail system in northern St. Louis County will link mostly existing trails and roads.

The public comment period is open for the environmental review of the proposed Voyageur ATV Trail system in northern St. Louis County. (News Tribune / file)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Dec. 16 on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposal to expand and improve the Voyageur Country All-Terrain Vehicle System in northern St. Louis County.

The Voyageur Country ATV Club is proposing 386.51 miles of paved, gravel and native soil roadway and natural surface trail for motorized ATV use in its trail system. The trail system would connect several communities by adding 2.54 miles of newly constructed trails, designating and improving 69.83 miles of existing trail to allow for ATV use and connecting to 314.14 miles of existing trails.

The EAW is available on the project page at dnr.state.mn.us/input/environmentalreview/voyageur-country-atv/index.html . A copy of the EAW can be requested by calling 651-259-5115.

Comments should be submitted to the attention of Cynthia Novak-Krebs, project manager, Environmental Policy and Review Unit, DNR Ecological and Water Resources Division, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025.

Comments may also be sent by email to environmentalrev.dnr@state.mn.us with "Voyageur ATV Project” in the subject line.


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John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at jmyers@duluthnews.com.
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