Trail School

Klootchy Creek Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) headed west to visit our friends and trails at Klootchy Creek this Saturday. It may come as no surprise that our 15 volunteers and 4 instructors were greeted with a downpour of rain and gusts of wind. Such is life on the … 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

TSI Trail School at Klootchy Creek – 1/21

NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute will be hosting Trail School at Klootchy Creek. REGISTER HERE. Trail School teaches the fundamental skills needed to maintain our trails. Participants will be learning safety techniques and tool identification/uses, as well as hands-on training of corridor clearing, drainage, tread repair and benchwork. Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute’s goal is … 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

TSI Trail School @ Sandy Ridge – 12/11

NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute will be hosting Trail School at Sandy Ridge. REGISTER HERE. About this event Trail School teaches the fundamental skills needed to maintain our trails. Participants will be learning safety techniques and tool identification/uses, as well as hands-on training of corridor clearing, drainage, tread repair and benchwork. Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability … 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

Easly Climb Trail School Recap (02/06)

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) After a cold foggy morning, we were treated to a brilliantly clear day in the gorge as we launched yet another session of our NWTA TSI instruction at the Easy Climb trails in Cascade Locks. With a smaller than usual class size of six but our full … Read More

Rocky Point Trail School Recap

Written by Bob Carey, TSI Instructor On a beautiful sunny day at Rocky Point with a clear view of the fertile farm fields below at Sauvie Island, we kicked off our 2nd NWTA TSI event of 2022. We started the day with introductions, a land acknowledgment, and a safety talk with ten participants and four … Read More

TSI Trail School @ Easy Climb Trail (Cascade Locks) on 02/06

The Trail Sustainability Institute will be hosting Trail School at the Easy Climb Trail in Cascade Locks. About this event Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute’s goal is to foster a culture of land stewardship within the mountain bike community. By teaching folks to build sustainable trails and by training experienced trail stewards to lead crews … Read More

Crew Leader Training Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) Crew Leaders, by nature, are typically a hearty bunch of folks. This was put to the test when both new and established Crew Leaders gathered at Sandy Ridge on Saturday (12/11) for Crew Leader training. As temperatures hovered around 40° and the rain poured down, these leaders … Read More