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Thank you Colin Marthaller for your Leadership on the NWTA Board

In 2019, Colin Marthaller joined the NWTA Board of Directors as our Stewardship Director and Quartermaster. This month marked the end of his tenure on the Board, and we couldn’t be more grateful for all he brought to NWTA! Colin is an active member of the Sandy Ridge Local Stewardship Team (LST), and is an … Read More

Thank you Owen Rodabaugh for your Leadership on the NWTA Board

Owen Rodabaugh, long-time NWTA member who joined our Board of Directors in August 2018, marked the end of his Board service this month. Owen’s contributions to the leadership of NWTA are numerous!  At the start of Owen’s Board service, NWTA was experiencing organizational growth in membership that is now an integral part of our community. … Read More

NWTA Board of Directors Update

Every year, NWTA has an opportunity to welcome new individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. Tomorrow, January 24 at 6:00pm, two current Board members, Nell Stamper and Scooter Sutterer, will be presented for re-election; and we’re beyond excited to present to our membership three additional Board members for our all-volunteer, working Board: Chloe … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) What makes a trail sustainable? Why do sustainable trails matter? These are questions we ask at every Trail School, and they usually lead to some pretty good discussions! Here are a few examples of answers that participants provide.  A sustainable trail means that water doesn’t get stuck … Read More

Recap of Crew Leader Training at Stub Stewart

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI), NWTA’s educational program,  hosted its second and final Crew Leader Training of 2023 at Stub Stewart on November 20th. TSI recognizes the incredible value that Crew Leaders bring to our trails. When leading crews of volunteers, these folks make it possible for … Read More

Apply to be on the Northwest Trail Alliance Board of Directors!

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) creates a culture of land stewardship and increases access to the outdoors through our mission: To advocate for new trails; to protect, improve and build sustainable mountain bike trails; and to create recreational opportunities for mountain biking. The NWTA Board of Directors champions the organization and advocates for its mission to … Read More

Planning Meeting Recap

Old friends and new faces joined the NWTA Board and Staff on Saturday, October 22 for our annual Trail Stewardship Planning meeting.  Over the last two years, the NWTA Lead Stewardship Teams (LSTs) worked with all of our dedicated trail steward volunteers to creatively plan for maintenance and builds while navigating the landscape of challenges … Read More

Gateway Green Trail School Recap

Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President ([email protected]) On Sunday, March 27, instructors from NWTA Trail Sustainability Institute and eight new trail stewards gather at Gateway Green for the final Trail School session of the year. During class, students learned the ins and outs of trail anatomy, how water is managed on trails in the Pacific … Read More

BICP Fundamental Skills Instructor Certification – Event Recap

Written by Allie Hurtgen Just in time for riding season, NWTA now has three new BICP Certified Fundamental Skills Instructors! The three-day course took place on March 25 – 27 at Gateway Green and was led by coach and instructor, Elaine Bothe. We were joined by an instructor in training, Molly with the Cycle Effect … Read More

Crew Leader Training Recap – Feb ’22

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute is proud to share that 8 new Crew Leaders have completed Crew Leader Training.  Why is this important? As NWTA’s membership continues to grow (6,000+!) and more and more people become excited and interested in trail stewardship and giving back to the trails … Read More