WCI formed the Trails Planning Committee and Trails Networking Group to help coordinate trails development throughout the region.
These groups provide guidance in how to begin planning a trail, how to connect with resources (both technical and fiscal), how to identify and connect with stakeholders, and what to plan for in terms of cost – from the first planning stage, to construction and finally maintenance.
In addition, WCI regularly compiles a Regional Trails Plan, which provides guidance for the development of trails in west central Minnesota. The plan:
inventories existing trails in the region,
facilitates coordination of regional-level trails planning activities,
recommends possible links in the regional trails network.
serves as a resource for persons working on local-level trails in their communities.