Maintaining and Supporting Pocatello Trails
In this episode, Jessa and Emma talk to Maren Hunter, a representative from the city of Pocatello and Sheila Larsen, a representative of the Forest Service about just how much work goes into maintaining and supporting Pocatello’s extensive trail systems.
The greater Pocatello area encompasses about a thousand miles of trails. It’s well beloved by locals and visitors alike. But these trails take a lot of love and maintenance to keep them open and available to the public without degrading our environment. Maren and Shelia walk the hosts through the cooperation of all different organizations to support the trail management area. They also describe the ins-and-outs of maintenance, deterring illegal trails, and the process of approving construction of new trails.
Check out the new Survey 123 App to contribute to Pocatello trail maintenance (super easy and really helpful!): https://arcg.is/1jrGmL0
If you’re new to Pocatello or weren't aware of our beautiful trail system, see below for more information!
Visit Pocatello: https://www.visitpocatello.com/things-to-do/trails/
Some information about trail management: https://pocatello.gov/348/City-Creek-Trail-System
More about the E. Coli issues around Pocatello trails: https://idrange.org/range-stories/southeast-idaho/mink-creek-water-quality-an-e-coli-mystery-solved-with-dna/
A list of Pocatello trails: https://www.hikingproject.com/directory/8008063/pocatello
A 2020 blog from ISU graduate student Austin Terry: https://www.isu.edu/cob/blog/enjoy-hiking-near-us.html
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