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Trail School @ Easy Climb Trail – Cascade Locks – 4/2

The Trail Sustainability Institute will be hosting Trail School at Easy Climb in Cascade Locks. Trail School teaches the fundamental skills needed to maintain our trails. Participants will be learning safety techniques and tool identification/uses and hands-on training of corridor clearing, drainage, as well as bench and tread work. Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute’s goal … Read More

Canceled // TSI Trail School @ Stub Stewart State Park – 3/5

Due to snow still on the trails, Trail School at Stub has been canceled this weekend. We’ll reschedule. NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute will be hosting Trail School at Stub Stewart State Park. Trail School teaches the fundamental skills needed to maintain our trails. Participants will be learning safety techniques and tool identification/uses, as well as … Read More

TSI Benching Clinic Recap

Written by Chloe Hammond-Bradley The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) held their first benching clinic this last Saturday. This clinic focused on how to cut in as well as re-establish a bench on a trail. When building and maintaining a trail, you focus on four areas; your line, flow, bench cuts and drainage. Bench cuts, or … Read More

Trail School: Benching Clinic – 2/18

The Trail Sustainability Institute presents its first focused benching clinic at Rocky Point Trails. REGISTER HERE. The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) presents its first focused clinic on how to properly bench cut a trail. This clinic’s instruction centers around the proper techniques and approaches when establishing or maintaining a trail’s bench.  What the heck is … Read More

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