The Trail Maintenance Incentives (TMI) have been awarded.
River Springs chapter, State Fair Trails chapter, and NEMO chapter have been awarded the grant monies to accomplish the trail projects submitted. Now materials can be procured and plans made to begin making the Missouri trail riding experience better for everyone.
MDC works with partners to open multi-use trails at Gist Ranch CA
The multi-use trails will welcome horseback riders, bicyclists and hikers.
SUMMERSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Back County Horsemen of Missouri (BCHMO), and the Summersville Saddle Club announce the opening of nearly 12 miles of multi-use trails located on the Gist Ranch Conservation Area (CA). This CA is located in Texas County just northwest of Summersville off Highway 17.
Travis Mills, Resource Forester with MDC, and his work team, as time allowed, spent the past year enhancing an existing trail network as multi use trails.
“We are happy to provide this recreational opportunity to a wide group of the public including horseback riders, bicyclists, and hikers,” Mills said.
MDC welcomes volunteer help to maintain the trails, which will allow MDC employees to accomplish other work. Therefore, a partnership has developed between the Summersville Saddle Club and the MDC. Ronnie Harper, president of the Saddle Club, says the club is looking forward to “a lasting relationship with MDC” and that they will appreciate the opportunity to have trails close to home.
“I’m pleased to see these multi-use trails developed, and to have played a part with getting these organizations together to create a long-term partnership,” said John Turner a representative of BCHMO.
More information about Gist Ranch CA can be found at mdc.mo.gov
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