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Camel's Hump Management Plan

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The Camel's Hump State Forest Management Plan is currently being developed. VMBA is working with with chapters and the Vermont Huts Association to advocate for a corridor that will support your long-range riding opportunities via the Velomont Trail; a contiguous trail from Killington to Stowe.
 
We need to ensure the management plan includes a corridor that links Mad River Riders to WATA.
 
Public comments are welcome until the 15th. VMBA is asking each of you to make your voice heard to help ensure that your trail is meaningfully included in this plan, which will be in place for approximately 20 years. Let's rally!
 
See below for more info about how to get your ride protected and the key message we need expressed to your public land managers.
 
Many of you will likely submit your own comments, which is encouraged. Please send them to: ANR.CamelsHump@Vermont.gov
 
The key item to highlight: "VMBA and its chapters have previously proposed a link from the Mad River Valley to Duxbury/Waterbury through the Camel's Hump Management Unit and the new Dowsville Headwaters. This is a key connection for the Mad River Riders, Waterbury Area Trails Alliance and the Stowe Trails Partnership, in particular."
 
If you want to cut and paste a statement into an email:
 
Thank you for taking the time to hear the interests and concerns of dedicated Vermonters. There is currently no mention of the Velomont Trail - a conceptual statewide singletrack mountain bike trail linking existing Vermont Mountain Bike Association chapters across the Green Mountains. This new end-to-end trail initiative is being led by VMBA and its chapters, and the Vermont Huts Association.
 
I request that the Velomont Trail and the conceptual routes of connectivity be included in the CHMU Long Range Management Plan both in the narrative and on the “Planned Recreation Map” (page 78 of the CHMU plan).
 
VMBA and its chapters have previously proposed a link from the Mad River Valley to Duxbury/Waterbury through the Camel's Hump Management Unit and the new Dowsville Headwaters. This is a key connection for the Mad River Riders, Waterbury Area Trails Alliance and the Stowe Trails Partnership, in particular.
 
Thank you for taking the time to consider my comments and the meaningful contribution that will be made by the Velomont Trail.
 
PLEASE SEND COMMENTS TO: ANR.CamelsHump@Vermont.gov