Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Notice > MSB004453 2023 VMBaH Trail Maintenance at GPRA

Notice MSB004453

Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers (VMBaH), in partnership with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Borough) Land and Resource Management Division (LRM), plan to improve mountain bike trails within the Government Peak Recreation Area (GPRA). The proposed activity involves maintaining trails with gravel by way of helicopter and sling load drop offs. The anticipated date of the proposed trail maintenance and improvements is June 14, 2023, with a tentative date range of June 12 to 15 to accommodate weather conditions. An anticipated closure will be necessary during the helicopter sling load drop off operation and will be posted on the Mat-Su Borough Recreation and Library Services Facebook page.  

VMBaH has a Trail Care Agreement with the Borough, which involves developing and maintaining recreational assets in the GPRA. Improving the trails’ conditions aims to provide better recreational opportunities for the community and visitors.   Due to heavy rain last year, the mountain bike trails at the GPRA experienced significant erosion and damage, making maintenance necessary to improve their condition for safe and enjoyable use by hikers and bikers. The targeted trails for maintenance are Fireweed, Fiddlehead, Singletrack, Monkshood, and Field of Dreams, with an estimated 23 gravel drop off locations spread throughout the listed trails.

Supporting material is available for public inspection during normal business hours on the 2nd floor of the Borough Building in the LRM office, or visit the Public Notice Section on the Borough’s web page  Public comment is invited on this request.  If you have any comments please mail or deliver them to the Borough offices at the address indicated above, no later than June 10, 2023.  If you have questions about this request call Christian Munar at 907-861-7863 between 8:00 am-5:00 pm or you can send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please refer to MSB004453 2023 VMBaH Trail Maintenance at GPRA when submitting comments)

Effective Dates

May 10, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023

Tax ID

19N01E28A001, 19N01E29A001