TUMWATER The state Parks and Recreation Commission will consider allowing non-recreational motorized vehicles along long-distance trails when it meets Jan. 29.
The meeting is at 9 a.m. in the Labor and Industries Auditorium, 7273 Linderson Way S.W.
Trail corridors are set aside for non-motorized recreation only. But commissioners are considering opening the routes to non-recreational use for non-recreational motorized vehicles, such as farm equipment needed on adjacent fields.
If approved, the commission would create a permit system providing for limited motorized uses.
The commission will also discuss its land management practices for recreational businesses, enterprise lands, land transfers and leases.
That discussion could have implications for Conconully as the town grapples with a Federal Bureau of Reclamation plan to convert Conconully Lake Resort into a state park asset.
State parks officials have not yet said they are interested in taking over the now-defunct resort.
In other business, the commission is expected to: