WEEK 2: OREGON COAST TRAIL – Samuel Boardman Corridor

Your furry friends are Trailkeepers too!

Donate $30 or more before midnight on Sunday 11/15 and you’ll be entered to win one of two doggy hiking essentials kits from our friends at Ruffwear.

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Can’t give $? Volunteer at any of our trail party events between 11/9 and 11/15, and you’ll be entered to win too!

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Protect & explore the trails of the Southern Oregon Coast.

Last year TKO staff and funding partners were laying the groundwork to start a movement of stewardship on Oregon’s south coast. In 2020, phase 2 of our Oregon Coast Visitors Association funding has helped us build a movement of trail stewardship in the southern Oregon Coast region. We’ve signed volunteer agreements with Oregon State Parks Harris Beach Management Unit and expanded our agreements with the Siuslaw and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forests, assessed trails to build a portfolio of projects to tackle and have an internship position to help drum up a beat of stewardship within communities that are eager to get out and improve their trails.  Our intern, an OPRD seasonal whose position was unavailable in the wake of COVID related funding, was able to shore up the OPRD staff challenges by engaging in trail work that park rangers weren’t able to get to. This kept trails open that would have otherwise become inaccessible.  The short term funding has been vital, but we’re on this trail for the long haul. That’s where you come in! Donate today to support our efforts to empowering south coast communities to steward their amazing trails. 

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SOUTH OREGON COAST

SAMUEL BOARDMAN

The Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a breathtaking section of the Oregon Coast.  In 2020, TKO pledged to increase trail stewardship in this, and other awe inspiring areas on the southern coast.  Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we engaged in volunteer events, including trail maintenance, Trail Ambassador events, and stewardship trainings both online and in-person.  We partnered extensively with Oregon Parks and Recreation to address immediate needs brought on by staffing challenges that result from the pandemic. Our strategy including bring on a previous OPRD employee as an intern who was able to support park staff with trail maintenance during a very challenging summer.

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LOWER ROGUE RIVER

In the fall of this year, TKO partnered with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest to perform needed maintenance on the Lower Rogue River trail.  With the help of a few intrepid volunteers, we logged out and massaged tread on three miles of trail, in addition to performing some much needed maintenance on the parking area.  We’ve already got plans in place to return to this gorgeous area next spring and summer to engage in boat supported, week long excursions into the upper reaches of the Lower Rogue!

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Portland, Ore. – March 18, 2021 – This spring, Trailkeepers of Oregon, the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Regional Tourism Alliance, the U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon State Parks are kicking off another season of the Trail Ambassador Program to equip Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mt. Hood visitors with information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region. The Trail Ambassador 2021 season will kick-off on April 24th and Trailkeepers of Oregon is currently seeking volunteers

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This fall was chaotic and dramatic. Historic winds, fires, civil unrest, and a deadly pandemic will define the fall of 2020 for most. For me, they all set the backdrop for a somewhat confusing, sometimes chaotic, but overall incredibly fulfilling internship with Trailkeepers of Oregon, the US Forest Service, and Northwest Youth Corps. For the months of September, October and November, I worked in the Columbia River Gorge, aiding in ongoing trail restoration efforts. […]

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