HARTFORD, Vt. — A Vermont committee has finished a series of public forums on how to improve outdoor recreation in the state.

The Valley News reports the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative received suggestions from mountain bike groups and teachers during the public input series. The collaborative was formed in June by executive order from Republican Gov. Phil Scott.

The panel discussed expanding trails and improving signage. The group also heard ideas on how to encourage private landowners to keep their trails open for biking and all-terrain vehicle use. Other meetings focused on how to connect recreation areas with business districts.

The collaborative’s steering committee will meet Tuesday to organize the results of the meetings for an upcoming presentation to the governor.

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