On Thursday, November 12th, a variety of interested citizens met to review the proposed master plan changes for Highland State Recreation area. Interested citizens included equestrians, conservancy members, hikers, bikers, DNR officials, members of the Oakland County Planning Department, Highland township officials and area residents. We reviewed a master map of the park and most everyone in attendance agreed with the overall plan while making some recommendations. These included possibly moving the equestrian campgrounds to an area adjacent to more trails, expanding the current camping area, extending bike trails to connect up (and eventually meet) with the new Milford trail, and creating additional equestrian and hiking/biking trails to provide better access to the park. The overall goal is to protect the natural beauty of this unique area rather than change it into a high-impact, heavy-use type park.