AUGUSTA – Gov. Janet Mills created a task force earlier this year and gave them the job of preserving and improving the state’s ATV trail system.
Now, that group is asking for the public’s input. They’ve created a 13-question survey for Mainers about what they want to see.
“You always want to hear from those involved. This needs to be a public process,” said Cpl. Dave Chabot, landowner relations specialist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
“Those questions there are geared towards answering the tasks that were given to us from the governor,” he added later.
The task force was created to look at a number of issues associated with the growth in ATV use in Maine, with a focus on private lands.
There are currently more than 70,000 all terrain vehicles registered in the state.
The task force is scheduled to issue their report to the governor before Jan. 1.