Public Participation

Public participation formed the foundation for the Parks and Trails Legacy plan.  The DNR and the Steering Committee worked in partnership with the Citizen's League to design and implement the public participation process.  It included a kick-off summit with recreation and conservation leaders, 17 workshops throughout the state, outreach to more than 1,000 youth and young adults, extensive web-based input, targeted meetings with diverse racial and ethnic groups, and four final public review workshops along with additional web-based review of the draft plan.  Below are reports from the public participation process.

Final report from the in-person youth outreach work where 1,000+ young people provided input and feedback.

Feedback from public engagement efforts on the draft plan.

Report from the Citizens League to the Parks and Trails Legacy Project.

Executive summary of the findings from Phase I of the public participation and engagement work, by the Citizens League.

The final report from Students Speak Out About Parks and Trails.