The State Parks and Recreation Department shall, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, other interested state agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations and other stakeholders, develop an action plan to complete the Oregon Coast Trail. The plan shall identify and address:
A preferred option for the development, maintenance and operation of each new trail segment intended to address a gap in the trail system, including the costs associated with the development, maintenance and operation, that:
Takes into account the existing uses of the land where trail segments are to be constructed, including public highway right-of-way, private or public ownership and active rail use;
Ensures that the designation of trail segments will not conflict with surrounding private property rights, including rights of way and easements; and
Takes into account the concerns of the public and other interested parties;
Prioritization of new trail segment construction based on resulting improved safety, immediacy of implementation, potential project sponsors and sources of funding;
Potential sources of funding for implementation of the plan, including but not limited to federal, state and private sources; and
Options for designation of final state agency or other responsible entities for the development, maintenance and operation of the trail and trail facilities as identified in the plan.
The State Parks and Recreation Department may coordinate with nonprofit organizations to raise funds and to develop, maintain and operate the trail and trail facilities as necessary to implement the plan.
The State Parks and Recreation Department shall submit an annual report to the Legislative Assembly on the progress made toward developing and implementing the plan required by this section. [2017 c.674 §1]Note: 390.308 (Oregon Coast Trail) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 390 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.