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Trail School with NICA

Written by Volunteer Director Jered Bogli After some back and forth with two of the assistant coaches Dan Brown and Duncan Parks, Nancy and I put a date on the calendar with the NICA Portland Composite team for a TSI Trail School and Dig Day on January 24th. NICA stands for National Interscholastic Cycling Association … Read More

TSI Crew Leader Training Recap 1/9

Written by Nancy Stone With a membership of greater than 4,500 dedicated and eager folks who want to help create more mountain bike opportunities in NW Oregon and SW Washington, NWTA knows that leadership and guidance are vital in making that desire a reality. The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) focuses those efforts on training highly … Read More

Welcoming Nell to the Board

Written by Kelsea De Filippis NWTA would like to welcome Nell to the Board of Directors. Nell has been involved with North Coast Trail Alliance (NCTA) for three years and will now be the liaison between NCTA and NWTA, bringing a stronger tie between the two organizations. North Coast Trail Alliance was formed in 2015 … Read More

TSI’s Advanced Trail School at Stub Stewart

Written by Ted Dodd Want to learn how to build trails and enhance your skills? Here is your chance. SIGN UP to have your name added to the list to receive more information about upcoming Trail Building Classes. This training is intended for specific trail-building activities. CLASS EXAMPLES HOW TO BUILD: Berms Jumps Sidehill trails Switchback corners Sustainable trail drainage … Read More

ATTENTION TRAIL SISTERS!

Written by Nancy Stone If you are a skilled trail steward or have hopes and dreams to be a skilled trail steward, you will soon have the opportunity to build a brand new gravity trail on the north side of Rocky Point led by women and built by women/trans/femme. Building a fun new gravity trail … Read More

Saturday Sessions have started! – recap

Written by Jered Bogli Saturday Sessions have started Rocky Point is hosting weekly Saturday digs from now through the end of April. We’re keeping things small and safe with only ten volunteer spots available. Saturday Sessions are about building skill and confidence in trail maintenance and trail building. Keeping groups small ensures everyone comes away … Read More

Trail Sustainability Institute 2020

Written by Nancy Stone The Trail Sustainability Institute was thrilled to host its first Trail School since the beginning of the pandemic, and boy did it feel good! NWTA’s Covid protocols gave us the confidence to meet in a small group with safety protocols in place and everyone on board to work and learn responsibly.  … Read More

NWTA sawyers trained & certified by USFS

Written by Dan Beaman. Seven NWTA members congregated at the Middle Fork Ranger Station in Westfir, OR on the morning of March 14th. Unbeknownst to them, this would be the last sanctioned group event for the foreseeable future. The group was a mix of Northwest Trail Alliance & North Coast Trail Alliance Local Stewardship Teams, … Read More

TSI’s Trail School at Klootchy Creek Trails

Holding a Trail School in January on the coast can be a chancy roll of the weather dice. Apparently the sun gods favor the bold- 7 trail stewards were welcomed with sunshine and a rare, dry day. Our focus was on the brand new machine-built Upper Chris Cross trail. Due to the generous rainfall on … Read More

Trail Flagging Produces Plan for New Trail at Growlers

Written by Jim Lemonds Five people showed up for a unique trail flagging clinic taught by myself and Dave LeMonds at Growlers on Saturday November 30th. This was a hands-on clinic focusing on layout of a new line nearly a mile in length that they hope to see roughed in at the next Growlers dig … Read More