DNR Seeks Comments On EAW For Cuyuna Country State Trail Development
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on an environmental assessment worksheet, or EAW, to address a proposed expansion of recreational trails at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Crow Wing County.
According to a release, the DNR is proposing to develop 50 miles of new trails in the Yawkey, Mahnomen, Sagamore, and Portsmouth units. They are also proposing to develop a trailhead and an outdoor event space in the Sagamore unit.
Among the potential environmental and social effects evaluated in the EAW are impacts to trout streams, plant species of special concern, and historic mining structures.
A copy of the environmental assessment worksheet can be found online at www.dnr.state.mn.us.
Written comments can be submitted to the attention of Kathy Metzker, EAW project manager, Environmental Policy and Review Unit, Ecological and Water Resources Division, DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025. Electronic or email comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.