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Iowa residents concerned about impact of proposed trail

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- A proposed multi-use trail in a Dubuque County nature preserve has neighbors worried the project will increase traffic and harm wildlife.
   Project leaders tell The Telegraph Herald that the trail would be built in consideration of the natural features of the Interstate Power Co. Forest Preserve.
   Tri-State Mountain Bike Riders and Dubuque County officials announced plans for the 6- to 8-mile trail in September. The land will remain the county's property, but the project will be funded through $160,000 in donations from the mountain bike group.
   Marcella Isenhart's property borders the preserve. She says the land's warranty deed prohibits development on the land.
   Dubuque County Conservation Board executive director Brian Preston says while the land's warranty deed prohibits logging, it encourages using the land for recreational activities.

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