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California Code of Regulations Proposed Rule Making

A 15 day public comment period related to amendments to the proposed Trails and Tool Use Regulations opened on November 3, 2014 and closed on November 26, 2014. The proposed amended regulations are available here. Public comments were welcome on amendments which have been made to the draft regulations since the public comment period which ended on April 4, 2014. The final rulemaking file was submitted in December to the Office of Administrative Law and awaits their comments and/or approval.

In summary, an amendment was made to Section 4360 clarifying that allowable trail uses will continue as they are designated at the date of adoption of these regulations unless and until a change is made by order of the District Superintendent. All language related to regulating airspace over preserves has been eliminated. Language changes have been made to Section 4360.1 to improve clarity without changing the intent or meaning of the Section. Click here for or more information on these amendments.

The Statewide Roads and Trails Program provides education and technical assistance to trail managers, recreation providers, open space managers and non-government trails and greenways advocates regarding non-motorized trail planning, design, construction, funding and management throughout California.

 Oversee the California Recreational Trails Plan and report on progress in its implementation.

 Organize and host the California Trails & Greenways Conference.

 Provide trail planning, funding and management tools to trail managers and provide expert advice on trail management issues to agencies statewide.
 Manage trail grant funding for California State Parks.

Management Plans in Progress

Click here for a list of the Roads and Trails Management Plans that are currently in progress.