Path would link Sisters, Black Butte Ranch

The Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest is closing in on a final plan for a paved path linking Sisters and Black Butte Ranch.

In recent weeks the district finalized an environmental review and issued a draft plan for the 7.6-mile path. The path would be open to walkers, runners and cyclists but closed to horses, according to a news release from Deschutes National Forest.

To see the plan go to http://j.mp/U5Zrpr. The plan is subject to potential objection by people who commented earlier in the planning process until Aug. 18.