The city of Sturgis wants to build and maintain nearly 15 miles of non-motorized trails in the Black Hills National Forest.
The Black Hills Pioneer reports the proposed trails would form a multiple-loop trail network in the area of Vanocker Canyon, Deadman Mountain and Veteran's Peak south of Sturgis.
Construction and maintenance of the trails would be handled by the city under an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. The trails would be open to hikers, runners, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
An environmental review of the proposal is underway, with a final decision expected this fall. A public meeting about the project is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Sturgis Community Center.