Community Collaboration Continues on User-Created Trail

As the weather warms and more people head out to enjoy our public lands, the Carson National Forest continues to work with the community to improve access and provide sustainable recreation opportunities on the forest. The Talpa Traverse and other user-created trails in the Talpa Foothills have been an important source of recreation for Taos and the surrounding communities for 30 years and we know that the future of these trails is important to all involved. To clarify, the Carson National Forest has not started any National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes or made any final decisions regarding the future management the Talpa trail system. Some meaningful collaborative work has already begun, such as the development of the Talpa Ridge Conceptual Trail Plan, a great start to finding a solution that the whole community can be excited about. As we continue to collaborate, the Carson wants to hear from even more community members and user groups. Keep checking our Facebook page in the coming months as we announce the dates for more virtual community engagement sessions and other opportunities to provide input and work together!