Posts By: Juntu Oberg

Nature for All – Campaign Launch

Please join us September 19th from 5:30-7:30pm at Cully Park for a celebration to launch the Nature for All campaign and set the stage for sustained support for our parks and conservation areas in the years to come across the region. RSVP HERE. The Nature for All campaign launch will center community, equity and families

NWTA launches Trail Sustainability Institute at SHIFT

Post written by Education Director Nancy Stone (nancys@nw-trail.org) This year at SHIFT, Northwest Trail Alliance launched its brand-new trail stewardship education program, Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI). The institute focuses on education around building and maintaining our trails using sustainable methods that respect the environment while providing access to outdoor recreation. 10 participants, accompanied by 3

2019 SHIFT Trail Stewardship work has something for everyone

One of our signature events is St. Helens Festival of Trails aka SHIFT & it is coming up in a few weeks (8/15-8/18). This year we have a unique opportunity to maintain the Sheep Canyon-Loowit-Toutle Loop, which has only seen sporadic maintenance in the past 10 years, as well as our regular maintenance work with

Ape Canyon Trail Work Re-Cap

31 volunteers gathered in the fog on Sunday morning (June 23rd) to clear brush that has grown into the beloved Ape Canyon Trail. A couple of hikers joined a large contingency from Growlers Gulch Racing & NWTA ready to work. We split into 4 groups that were positioned in key spots along the trail. Each

Multiple trail users join forces to clear the Wilson River Trail.

10 volunteers from 3 different user groups gathered on Saturday (6/8)morning ready to clear overgrown brush on the Wilson River Trail in the Tillamook State Forest. Starting from the King’s Mountain trailhead the crew worked their way clearing salmonberry & ferns that have long been encroaching on to the trail. The group widened the corridor

Coldwater Lake Trail Work & Campout Weekend Recap

80+ volunteers turned out for the annual work party at Coldwater Lake (Mt. St. Helens) on June 1st, which was also National Trails Day. Volunteers from Northwest Trail Alliance, Growlers Gulch Racing & Daybreak Racing worked together to clear 10+ miles of trail around the lake in 5 hours. There was also a crew who

Advocacy Alert – Gabbert Butte Trails – Due May 6th

Gabbert Butte Trails – Public Comments Due May 6th METRO has been working on a plan for the Gabbert Butte in East Portland/Gresham & the draft is out for public comment.  NWTA had a representative on the committee and the progress is favorable for the off road cycling community.  Please take a moment to provide

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Advocacy Alert – New MTB Trail in Tillamook State Forest

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION – Public comment needed to support the EXCALIBUR GRAVITY TRAIL in the Tillamook State Forest. Written by R. McLane from Westside Trail Federation Imagine this… A mere 35 minute drive west of Beaverton (hwy 6, just west of Brown’s camp area), starting from the top of one of the largest

Proper Cycle Werks / NWTS Log Over Clinic – Recap

Despite a questionable forecast and large amounts of rain coming down everywhere else in the PNW, 20 women were giddily enjoying their luck on the trails at Growlers Gulch, free of water falling from the sky. A perfect day for a log-over clinic. Riding log-overs can be tricky, intimidating and the root cause of many

Tillamook Trail Mix Event Recap

80+ volunteers from 5 organizations representing 4 different user groups gathered at Gales Creek Campground on Saturday March 30th for the inaugural Trail Mix, a Tillamook State Forest Clean Up. Trail Mix was a brainchild of Nathan Frechen, an active trail steward with the Oregon Timber Trail & Jeremy Long, owner of Daybreak Racing, a