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Klamath Trails Alliance

TRAIL NEWS 
September 2020

Eagle Scout Project 



Trail building is not easy work, especially in the middle of the summer when it is hot and dusty. That didn’t deter Tyler Jorde from picking this as his Eagle Scout project.  

Tyler grew fond of trails after joining the local NICA Mountain Biking team in 2019 during his junior year in high school. He approached KTA about possible projects that might fit his Eagle Scout project requirements.  Two trail re-routes were picked from KTA’s 2020 work plan, re-routing T-Bar and Autobahn trails in Moore Park.  The purpose of the re-routes is to improve way finding by centralizing trail junctions.  

Various members of Boy Scout Troop 8 have been involved under the direction of Tyler.  They have brushed the trail corridor then rough cut the trail tread over the last month.  The project is in the later stages with finish tread work and decommissioning the old trails remaining.  They should complete the two re-routes by the end of September.  

KTA has been very impressed with the work ethic of Tyler and the Boy Scouts as well as the results so far!

Spence Moves Closer to Public Ownership

By Alex Schwartz for the Herald and News, August 2, 2020



 

With the bipartisan passage of the Great Outdoors Act by Congress on July 22, a local conservation project moved closer to fruition.

Converting Spence Mountain from private hands into public land has been a discussion for years. And now, thanks to funding from the new legislation, the Trust for Public Land has more than 50 percent of the funds needed too make the purchase.  If they're successful, the 7,500-acre plot would be transferred into Klamath County ownership.


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Trail Maintenance 

A BIG thank-you to the many volunteers and the Boy Scouts that performed trail maintenance last month.  In total there were 16 work days generating 181 hours of trail maintenance! So far this year we have tallied up 1,074 hours of trail maintenance over 96 days.  

Highlights of June:
Moore Park - 77 hours, new trail construction
Spence Mountain - 31 hours, fire rehab
High Lakes Trail - 48 hours, brushing, litter, signage
Brown Mountain Trail - 26 hours, cleared downfall

Please post your maintenance hours on our trail work log.  You can include drive time to and from the trail location.  This helps us track volunteer hours and is especially important when applying for grants as it shows community support! 

Fred Meyer's Community Rewards & AmazonSmile Helps KTA!

 
If you shop at Fred Meyer or Amazon you could be helping KTA with your purchases. There are “no strings attached” other than having to set-up an online account if you don’t have one.  
A frequently asked question about the Fred Meyer charity program is whether you lose your reward points by naming a charity.  The simple answer is NO. Here is a link to the frequently asked questions and information on how to link your rewards card. Last year we had 11 households that named KTA (organization number: CH538) as their non-profit generating $45 in donations per quarter.  

 
AmazonSmile is also simple to set-up. Follow this link to support of Klamath Trails Alliance or this link for more information.  With Amazon you will need to place your order on the AmazonSmile site in order in to generate contributions back to KTA.

How to Become Involved with the KTA


Visit KTA's website or our Facebook page for more information on projects and events. Consider joining or renewing your membershship today!  Individual memberships start at only $20 per year.  These funds support trail maintenance, promotion, new trail development and the resources needed to keep us up and running as a non-profit organization!  Email Info@klamathtrails.org to join the mailing list for updates.
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