Hatfield McCoy Authority to Begin Trail Inventory

Published March 6, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Unauthorized ATV riding and ATV trail development in the East Lynn Lake Wildlife Management Area in East Lynn, W.Va., has been a growing problem, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is developing a plan to address the issue.

The first step in the plan is to create an inventory of existing unauthorized trails on the property, and the Corps has authorized the Hatfield McCoy Authority to survey the trails at East Lynn Lake. That survey will begin on March 15, 2017 and will be concluded by Sept. 15, 2017.

Upon completion of the inventory, the Hatfield McCoy Authority and the Corps of Engineers will conduct an evaluation of managed ATV trails at the project. The Corps will examine the environmental, law enforcement and public safety issues to determine if the Hatfield McCoy Authority is able to address concerns for current unauthorized ATV activity occurring on U.S. Government property at East Lynn Lake. 

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Release no. 17-002