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Finding Solutions

Bend Bulletin Editorial: Find solutions or user access may suffer As Central Oregon grows, the Deschutes National Forest sees more visitors each year. That can create user conflicts and the…

Broken Top

Physical Sustainability

Our goal is to ensure all Central Oregon trails are designed for longevity and have resources to ensure their long-term maintenance. Our pillar of Physical Sustainability acknowledges that agencies responsible…

Adults and children walking through a trail in the forest

Economic Sustainability

Funded at a level that acknowledges their incredible economic benefit, economically sustainable trail systems are recognized as a long-term economic asset to Central Oregon. Economic sustainability of our trail systems…

Sparks Lake

Social Sustainability

Trail systems that provide equitable access to recreation for all user groups and demographics ensure high quality experiences for all. With so many diverse user groups in Central Oregon, social…

Three Finger Jack

Environmental Sustainability

By minimizing, mitigating, and improving existing and potential impacts of recreation on wildlife and other natural resources, we can make our trails environmentally sustainable. Environmental sustainability of our trails depends…