In 2017, the pubic was asked to provide their thoughts on a proposed action. The planning team used these public comments to inform development of preliminary plan alternatives. Then in 2018, the Carr Fire burned 39,000 of the park's 42,000 acres, resulting in park staff diverting funding and staff time typically dedicated to trail maintenance to clearing hazard trees and stabilizing soils to keep trails safe, open and passable.
The trails management plan was reinitiated in 2020, and now reflects the changed landscape and addresses the immediate need for long term solutions to poorly designed and/or unsustainable trails. The trails management plan contains a No Action Alternative and an Action Alternative, which is the NPS Preferred Alternative. The park would like to ask for public input on the alternatives. Your feedback will be used to further refine the NPS preferred alternative.