Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Plans > Herning Concept Plan

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Mat-Su or MSB) is the fastest-growing area in Alaska. Today, the Herning Trail crosses primarily private lands that are quickly becoming subdivided and developed, creating challenges for protecting access to and along the RS2477 right of way. The Herning Trail and other historic routes across the borough can serve as connectors of a trail network that provides a range of benefits to local residents and visitors. For this to happen, local communities, land owners, nonprofits, and government agencies must work together to protect and enhance public access in a way that works for everyone. The Herning Trail project is intended to serve as a model for future projects.

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