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2017 Board of Directors Candidate Bios

It’s time to start off the new year for NWTA with our annual board of directors elections.  This year, we have some existing directors renewing their commitment to NWTA, as well as some new folks generously offering their time and talents in support of our mission.  Please join us at our January general membership meeting to cast

1/7/2017 Stub trail work party CANCELLED – due to weather

UPDATE on Stub work party event for 1/7/2017: Unfortunately, this weekend’s trail project is CANCELLED due to current trail conditions and extended weather forecast.  While we were extremely excited about doing work to finish bridge projects we feel it is better to be safe.

Hagg Lake-Trail Report.

Due to winter damage, a section of the Hagg Lake trail is closed right now. Hillside sloughing has damaged the trail between marker 30 and marker 32. Please detour to the road to bypass this section of trail.   Watch for future trail projects at Hagg Lake and/or contact our LST (Local Stewartship Team) leaders Lee

BLM’s new MTB Guidelines

BLM is helping to redefine the way we do planning, design, management and construction of mountain bike trails. Check out the Mountain Flyer Magazine article about Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new “Guidelines for a Quality Trail Experience” http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/blm-develops-guidelines-to-guide-mtb-trail-development.html  

Top 20 MTB Trails

Dreaming of your 2017 MTB adventures??? If so, check out the BLM Top 20 Mountain Biking Opportunities. VIDEO – https://youtu.be/nQGo9fgHfxA TRAIL INFO – https://www.blm.gov/mountainbike/ SAVE THE DATE – Special events that you might to plan for. Sandy Ridge Shuttle (hosted by Northwest Trail Alliance) June 17 & September 16 Alsea Falls Shuttle (hosted by Team Dirt) June 24, August

NEW- Sandy Ridge Trailhead

  Proposed Sandy Ridge Trailhead Improvements – Here is the weblink https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/61844/89040/106548/SandyRidgeTrailAccessImprovementEA_Nov22016_Final.pdf Comments can be posted from 11/09/2016 – 12/08/2016. https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/comments/commentSubmission.do?commentPeriodId=39528   Notes you will need when submitting a comment: EA # DOI-BLM-ORWA-S040-2016-0025-EA Project Name: Sandy Ridge Trailhead Access Improvements EA-Nov2016 Talking points:  1)  Thank you for making the parking and trailhead improvements 2)  I am

Action Plan for 2017

Last weekend a group of motivated leaders gathered for a Leadership Retreat hosted at Stub Stewart. Ideas were shared along with optimism and excitement for the future. Result was the creation of an event calendar and an action plan for 2017. 2017 is going to be another amazing year for NWTA. Check the NWTA website often

Week 2 update from Gateway Green Dirt Lab

Since our last blog post from Gateway Green, volunteers have been busy cutting new trails, setting gravel into the dirt to aid with drainage, and removing ivy. Check out these photos from Jason Van Horn and continue to follow along with the Gateway Green Build Journal here: http://www.bermstyle.com/category/features/advocacy/gateway-green/ Here is the week 2 update: http://www.bermstyle.com/gateway-green-build-journal-week-two/