NWTA Enters Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with the BLM at Sandy Ridge

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) enters into a formal Volunteer Stewardship agreement with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the mountain bike trails at Sandy Ridge Trail System.

This agreement covers the maintenance of the Sandy Ridge Trail System. 


  • Layout and design of trail locations based on specifications provided by the BLM
  • Trail corridor clearing
  • Trail tread construction on approved routes
  • Routine maintenance using hand tools-clearing of downed trees, trail drainage improvement, modifications, improvement of natural surface trail features, clearing and brushing, and related tasks
  • On a case-by-case basis, operation of mechanized equipment such as excavators and loaders for the purpose of trail construction and maintenance.
  • Installation and replacement of visitor information such as signs and maps

“Although Northwest Trail Alliance has been a part of the Sandy Ridge Trail System since its inception, this agreement formalizes our partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. We look forward to maintaining trails on the entire property to continue to offer the world-class mountain biking experience this trail system is known for,” says President Juntu Oberg

The Northwest Trail Alliance is a nonprofit organization advocating for access to trails, building trails, and maintaining trails for over 30 years. Serving roughly a 60-mile radius extending from the Oregon coast, into parts of Southern Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St Helens National Monument, and to the Western foothills of Mount Hood National Forest, while working with approximately 10 federal, state, county, and municipal land management agencies, as well as private land managers. To get involved or learn how to become a member, head HERE.