Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 4420 DELTA JUNCTION GUIDE Trails have been important in the Delta Junction area for centuries. Early Native Americans used trails in the area following fish and game. The historic roadhouses still standing remind us of our early travelers from Fairbanks to Valdez. Miners and trappers created more trails access- ing natural re- sources. These threads of history are still travelled today connecting Delta Junction to its rugged rural Alaskan lifestyle. Delta Junction has numerous folk trails unofficial user- created trails but officially designed and designated trails are few. The need for community trails has been confirmed through the outreach efforts of the Delta Junction Trails Association DJTA. The local desire is to maintain access to pub- lic land and water improve and increase trail recreation lessen environmental impact and enhance physical and mental health. Delta Junction Trails Association is a local grassroots organization. Three years of work with assistance from Na- tional Park Service RTCA Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance we have created the Delta Junction Community Trails Plan Delta Junction now has a plan to guide implementing this commu- nity vision for trails in our beautiful Delta Junction area over the next 10-15 years. The projects in this plan provide new and lasting outdoor recreation possibilities including sustainable trails for a variety of trail users and safe trails for year-round activities. This plan can be a roadmap to Delta Junctions historic trails reborn. The Community Trail Plan empowers area residents to shape a positive future for the quality of life in the Delta Junction area. Our trails will define our community as being at the heart of a wealth of natural beauty and resources. Our cultural con- nection to the environment enhances our health mind and community creating a sense of place. Trails can create positive cultural identity promote public safety provide economic gain and enhance health and quality of life. trailsassociation Delta Community Trails Plan The Delta Community Trails Plan is available online at www.delta junctiontrails.com. The top 12 priority trail projects are listed in the plan. These are shovel ready projects we hope to see completed over the next 10-15 years. At this point the Liewer Community Trail is open to the public. We are completing the signage and lighting over the next two years. We will continue to apply for grants and assist and advise others to do so and completing the work necessary to make our communities dreams come true Looking for current trail events in the Delta area Follow us at www.facebook. comDeltaJunctionTrails. happy trails DJTA Ellen Clark