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MGT News Jan 31, 2014

posted Jan 31, 2014, 5:57 PM by Dot Helm
Hi all, Glad to see the temperatures are returning a little bit more toward normal, even if snow is a bit on the short side. A few quick announcements.

1. Shared Trails: Dog Safety Workshop

The Department of Fish and Game in Palmer is sponsoring a workshop put on by the Alaska Trapper’s Association at the Mat-Su College on February 17th @7:00pm in FSM#205 to address pet safety on trails.
Dog Safety Workshop 2014:
http://www.matsutrails.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2014/01/Dog-Safety-Shared-Trails-ATA-Flier-Matsu.pdf

This workshop is an additional step in the Department’s effort to educate trail users and ensure the safety of pets on trails. The first printing of “Trap Safety for Pet Owners” brochures have been distributed to pet stores and vet clinics in the valley.
Trap Safety for Pet Owners Press Release:
http://www.matsutrails.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2014/01/NR_Traps_Dogs_km.docx

Remember Matanuska Lakes State Rec Area is open to trapping.

This should be a good workshop for anyone to attend since it includes material on recognizing and avoiding traplines. Hope to see you there.


2. New trailhead posters have been installed on all trailheads except Long Lake. This was when the parking lots were water on top of ice. I'll get to Long Lake when I've got time and roads are better (next week, maybe?)


3. Land managers have continued with their meetings focusing on standardizing approaches for trail races in the Matanuska Greenbelt. They will probably have at least one more. It's exciting to see everyone working together for some consistency. We'd like to have an open meeting sometime before summer - probably not until April or so.

Enjoy the trails.
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