Oregon Natural Desert Association – $24,310
Oregon Badlands Wilderness Accessibility
This funding will be used to fund a new 3/4 mile accessible trail and bridge to Reynolds Pond, improve signage and fencing at Badlands Rock Trailhead, decommission user-created trails, and monitor/maintain 50 miles of trail and 3 trailheads.
Bend Park & Recreation District – $43,560
Shevlin Park Trail Improvements
This funding will be used for trail improvements within Shevlin Park, including to seal coat Fremont Road, construct 1,000 feet of new single-track to improve connectivity, update trailheads with bike racks and kiosk maps and replace picnic tables along Tumalo Creek with accessible tables.
Central Oregon Trail Alliance – $119,075
Building Trail Maintenance Volunteer Skills & Capacity
This funding will be used to hire a part-time trail maintenance coordinator (TMC) for 2 years. The TMC will improve COTA’s trail maintenance capacity by developing repeatable processes for sustainable trail maintenance and provide education to trail maintenance volunteers.
Dirty Freehub – $24,076
Information for 30 Gravel Bike Routes
This funding will support the collection of route information and web platform improvements for thirty Central Oregon gravel biking routes.
Deschutes Land Trust – $80,444
Spectre Ranch Acquisition Project
This funding will go towards the purchase of Deschutes Land Trust’s latest property acquisition, Spectre Ranch, which will be transitioned into the Paulina Reserve. The property is located along Paulina Creek adjacent to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Discover Your Forest – $80,000
Deschutes National Forest Stewards Program
This funding will be used to start a trail ambassador program to share trail sustainability and responsible recreation messaging at popular recreation sites.
Friends of the Central Cascade Wilderness – $13,140
Green Lakes Trailhead Wilderness Ambassador Hut
This funding will be used to purchase a mobile hut for Wilderness trailhead ambassadors at Green Lakes Trailhead.
Oregon Equestrian Trails – $55,395
Horse Camp Corral Replacements
This funding will be used to replace wooden horse corrals with steel corrals at Three Creek Meadow Horse Camp near Sisters and Chief Paulina Horse Camp in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
US Forest Service – $100,000
Newberry National Volcanic Monument Trails Enhancements
This funding will fund engineering surveys and designs to improve and expand the accessible trail portion of the Trail of Molten Lands and replace the stairway and viewing platform on the Big Obsidian Flow Trail, both located in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.