Tollgate Group Raises Trail Concerns

The Nugget mentions the Deschutes Land Trust and several other local organizations working on trail rehabilitation efforts in Sisters, Oregon.
By Sue Stafford
The Nugget Newspaper
1/29/2019 1:49:00 PM
Tollgate group raises trail concerns
By Sue Stafford

A group of Tollgate residents is concerned about the impact of a trail rehabilitation effort on their private property rights.

The Tollgate residents and one from Crossroads addressed Sisters City Council last week regarding the proposed refurbishing of the trail near Tollgate by the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA). The project was described in last week's Nugget and explained on a guided walk along the trail the Saturday before.

The article outlined plans by the STA to rehabilitate an existing trail that runs from Sisters High School to Tollgate through a pine forest, which is administered by the Deschutes Land Trust for the Sisters School District. A rare species of plant, Peck's penstemon, grows in the area...