Development Group Funding Study For P-S Trail System

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The Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation announced Friday it is commissioning an environmental impact study to support the long-term goals of the Pine-Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc.

“This study is the first requirement in the implementation of a permanent trail system, utilizing the existing fuel break around P-S,” the group said in a press release. “Development of recreational infrastructure to support mountain biking, equestrian and hiking trails has the potential to stimulate economic growth in northern Gila County by attracting many nonlocal users.”

By adding a recreational component, the group says the value of the fuel break will increase with natural growth of vegetation kept to a minimum with increased maintenance and use.

The NGCEDC provides assistance to potential and existing businesses in northern Gila County. For more information, contact NGCEDC Director Jerry Miles at (928) 978-0681 or rjmiles@ngcedc.org.

Visit www.ngcedc.org and www.psfuelreduction.org for more information on the development and fuel reduction groups.

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