The public is invited to attend a public meeting about the Division of Forestry’s proposal to improve a 7-mile loop trail in the Rosie Creek unit of the Tanana Valley State Forest. The meeting will be held Oct. 14 from 7-8 p.m. at the Potter Road Fire Station.

Alaska’s Division of Forestry and Board of Forestry are applying for a State Parks Recreational Trails Program Grant to improve a 7-mile loop of the Rosie Creek Trail system, within the Tanana Valley State Forest. The grant proposal seeks funding for the following:

1) Add signage for wayfinding along the trail.

2) Put up interpretive signs for three themes: fire ecology, forest research, and forest management in the Interior.

3) Upgrade an existing material site for better trailhead parking.

4) Maintain the existing forestry road.

The Rosie Creek area offers an opportunity to combine a working state forest with a well-signed and maintained recreational trail. The forestry roads in the area are already used as trails by bikers, skiers, hunters, snowmachiners, dogsledders, runners and other users. This project would make it easier, safer and more informative for people using the trails, while also highlighting forestry management activities.

If you are not able to attend the meeting but have comments or questions about the proposed project, please contact Alison Arians at the Division of Forestry at or at 907-269-8467 no later than noon Nov. 4.

Contact staff writer Alistair Gardiner at 459-7575. Follow him on Twitter: @FDNMoutdoors.