The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has scheduled a public hearing date to air a final remediation plan for unpermitted trail clearing that occurred in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

According to a notice from DCR — the state agency responsible for forest management — the hearing, which comes almost exactly a year after a citation was issued for the trail work, is scheduled for March 4, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“At this public information meeting, the DCR team for this project will present a final plan for ecological restoration work to be conducted inside Manuel Correllus State Forest, which will impact unofficial mountain biking trails,” the notice stated.

The DCR notice said public comment would be heard after the agency made a formal presentation on the “finalized” ecological restoration plan.

Registration for the hearing is available through a Zoom link.

The unpermitted trail clearing began in 2018. Early last summer, the state sent a letter of noncompliance to a Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation board member involved in land clearing and other trail construction activities that were done without a required permit from the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.

At the time, Sheriff’s Meadow — an Island nonprofit dedicated to land conservation — had been working with DCR and former superintendent Chris Bruno to help with state forest maintenance.

Sheriff’s Meadow later confirmed and apologized for the unpermitted clearing, which involved approximately 25 miles of trails and bike paths, saying that it was working with the state on a remediation plan.

On Monday, Sheriff’s Meadow executive director Adam Moore said he had no further information on the plan proposed by DCR.

“This is DCR’s plan of what it’s proposing to do,” Mr. Moore said. “We did not submit a proposal to them, except for monitoring for invasive plants as a means of remediation.”

The final plan proposed by DCR will be subject to review and approval by the state Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Violations of the state endangered species laws are subject to criminal and civil penalties.

Further details about the DCR plan remain unclear. A spokesman for DCR said in an email that the plan that will be presented next Thursday.