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Grayville Section of Salmon River SF - public outreach- Nate - Shared screen with speaker view
Greg Howard
44:12
can you put the link into the chatbox so we can follow it
Katie Gower
49:40
Why did your draft plan note reducing neighborhood disturbances when the house (end grayville rd) where main complaints come from was built after the majority of trail system was there? (Many of the trail system has been there since the 70s.) Isn't the wettest section the actual old road connecting to Burrows Hill Rd not the trails proposed for closure?
Adam Gower
53:13
Wouldn't closing half the trails at Grayville only increase the traffic on the other trails and cause increased damage and maintenance? Also, would your money be best spent improving the river?
Aegis
01:01:45
Agreed, if there is no enforcement of existing policies in place, how can we expect any of these options to lessen negative impacts?
Brett S
01:02:18
How do these concerns apply to the trail proposal? There are no trails along a river or stream included in the proposal.
Katie
01:03:02
With soo much public support to your draft plan, why even have option #1? Did you see the front page article of the Rivereast based on your draft plan, where the Hebron Town Manager is upset with option #1?
Aegis
01:03:02
Isn't the access point at Grayville Rd, all wetlands or vernal pools
Christian Beisel
01:03:41
Are you including doubletrack road in the count as trails?
Melissa Luke
01:04:22
If the report is recognizing a high level of disruption to the wildlife and forest, how would creating a marked area, with a kiosk, and listed on the DEEP website be a healthy decision? This will only create more foot traffic.
Glenn Vernes (it/its)
01:05:49
There has been a lot of scholarly research on how trails affect wildlife. It needs to be part of the decision.
Aegis
01:05:51
DEEP can't control issues with Airline, how can they expect to minimize issues within Grayville
Melissa Luke
01:06:39
What staffing will be added to maintain and monitor the rules and regulations? How will this be funded?
Aegis
01:07:38
I second Melissa's question
Christian Beisel
01:08:00
What are DEEP's specific concerns for the trails accounted for in the differences between the two plans aside from trail density?
Katie
01:08:07
Are any DEEP employees friends or family with the person at the end of Grayville Rd that was referenced in the Rivereast front pages article? They have been the biggest complainer
Greg Howard
01:08:47
I have been using these trails for biking, hiking/walking, trail running for over 20 years. It would be so sad if a small vocal group prevents access for all of us that love the system
Diane Morton
01:09:18
Can you share what the request is that has been made that you stated at the start of the meeting?
EvansDan
01:09:27
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/forestry/Management_Plans/Salmon-River-SF-Blackledge-Block-FMP.pdf
Melissa Luke
01:10:48
What is the proposal for parking issues? Having the bridge blocked by parked cars has been an issue and has actually prevented residents from getting to appointments.
Alan
01:11:23
I would like to echo Greg’s comment.
Crazy Horse Lady
01:11:55
Fix the mud pit at the entrance
Greg Howard
01:11:56
Bottleneck? almost everyone goes to the grayville parking lot, a luxury to have
Angela P’s iPad
01:12:10
What was the initial complaint that is driving this issue?
Angela P’s iPad
01:13:35
And will this decision, whatever it is, be a benchmark for other state lands and parks?
Crazy Horse Lady
01:13:46
Prevention of dirt bikes and atvs with signs and gates is being considered?
Aegis
01:14:17
DEEP can't keep them off Airline, so I doubt that they could keep them out of grayville unfortunately
Doug Taylor
01:14:54
Thanks for the informative presentation. I learned a lot about the importance of proper trail use and maintenance. As an occasional user of the Grayville Trail system, I enjoy it immensely and can say that it is cherished by many fellow mountain bikers. The trails are well thought out and certainly not over-developed when compared to other popular destinations in the state. Our groups are respectful of the trails and only ride on them when conditions warrant.
Julie Cammarata
01:15:28
Concern that you’re adding activity with looming retirements that will (significantly) reduce enforcement further.
Aegis
01:15:31
Second Doug's comment
Brett S
01:15:32
Grayville has no issue with ATV’s because of the oversight of the trail users
Katie Gower
01:15:38
Some questions were not answered. Can you answer each of these formally in a document?
Angela P’s iPad
01:16:14
Thanks for your time
Melissa Luke
01:16:20
Will the questions that were sent by email be answered?
Christian Beisel
01:16:43
Thanks for the great presentation, looks like option #2 is pretty reasonable
Jeanne Zirolli
01:16:52
Will the approved trails be accessible to equestrians?
Chris Frey GZA
01:16:54
Can you provide a copy of the proposed trail option that you sowed on the screen
Chris Frey GZA
01:17:09
Showed
Marc
01:17:20
Option 2 seems reasonable and a good option in my opinion
Melissa Luke
01:17:43
Unfortunately there are ATV's on the trails.
iPad
01:17:51
So over the 7,000 or so acres in the Salmon River State Forest, having 11 miles of trails that are concentrated in the 247 acres that make up the Granville block doesn’t’ seem like a bad way to manage the Forest.
Richard Gilman
01:17:55
please leave the trails as they are, and don’t add any ugly signs
Jeanne Zirolli
01:18:08
THANK YOU!
Doug Clark
01:18:13
I also second Dougs comments regarding respectful use by the Mt Bike community.
Diane Morton
01:18:15
thank you.
Greg Howard
01:18:20
#2 much preferable to #1. Else we would concentrate traffic on smaller subset. Now I seldom see anyone, almost never >3 people when out there. If you push us to 6 miles, we will be stepping on each other
Richard Gilman
01:18:21
please leave our forests alone
Katie Gower
01:18:23
A lot of questions missed above and not answered
Christian Beisel
01:18:29
Thanks
Glenn Vernes (it/its)
01:18:29
Thanks!
Richard Gilman
01:18:32
you haven’t answered anything
Marc
01:18:36
Thank you!
patrick comins
01:18:46
is there any opportunity to provide verbal comments?
Brett S
01:18:47
Thank you Nate and team
Bill Czaja
01:18:54
Thank you for the presentation. Option #2 seems like the most reasonable plan for the forest.
iPad
01:18:57
Thank you Nate
Brandon P.
01:18:57
Thanks for the presentation. Keep Grayville Grayville. Option 2!
Angela P’s iPad
01:18:59
Cheers
patrick comins
01:19:01
Thank you!
Charles
01:19:01
Thank you for working on behalf of our forests
Christian Beisel
01:19:04
Option 2!!!
Greg Howard
01:19:05
thanks and good night
Katie Gower
01:19:12
Option 2!
Zoemma
01:19:17
Option 2!
Marc
01:19:20
Option2
Melissa Luke
01:19:20
Thank you Nate
Adam Gower
01:19:33
Option 2!!
Michaela Lawlor
01:19:34
Option 2!
Katie
01:19:52
option 2!!