BLM issues right-of-way for hiking and bike trail

WINNEMUCCA – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has issued a right-of-way to Humboldt County for the Winnemucca Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail on Winnemucca Mountain.

The trail system will consist of nearly 7 miles of interconnected trails of differing skill levels.

Humboldt County obtained Question One grant funding for the project and has an agreement with Great Basin Institute for the trail construction, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

“The citizens of Humboldt County will see the benefits of this community asset for many years to come,” said Tom Fransway, Humboldt County Commissioner. “Without Question One state funding, this recreational infrastructure would not have been possible.”

“The BLM is pleased to be a partner in the trail project,” said Mike Truden, Humboldt River Field Manager. “The creation of recreational trails is consistent with the BLM’s multiple-use mandate.”

“The partnerships and collaboration that has transpired to make this project a reality is so positive for Humboldt County,” said Di An Putman, Mayor of Winnemucca. “The Winnemucca Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail is one more avenue that provides an economic potential as well as an enhancement for recreation and healthy lifestyles for our residents. The BLM has stepped up to the needs of the area to allow a use of the land that will be maintained and enjoyed by all of us.”

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