Villages at Mt. Hood
a Clackamas County Complete Communities Village
to become a
I. Activity Title: __Barlow Trail Recreation Area________________
II. Community Need/Rationale:
The BLM has ~8000 acres on both sides of the Sandy River and around the Alder Creek Drainage. Most of the land was recently acquired from private property owners (Longview Fiber, PGE, etc) and have not been developed as recreation areas. With the decommissioning of Marmot Dam, the time is opportune to develop an extensive hiking/biking/equestrian trail system on these hillsides. The trail heads would be located at or near: 1) Lolo Pass Road, 2) Barlow Trail County Park, and 3) Revenue Bridge. This work would tie into the "Barlow Road" project.
III. Name of organization: Barlow Trail Association Web site:_www.BarlowTrail.org__
1. Is the organization: incorporated? __XX__community group? ______informal group?____
2. Leader/coordinator name: __Susan Corwin____________________________
3. Leadership group members names:
Tom Anderson, Patti Smith, Don Mench, Barbara Saldivar, and the
other members of the Barlow Trail Association
IV. What is needed from Clackamas County (agency, resources, standing)?
Agency: applying for grants
Resources: County lands in conjunction with BLM and USFS land, Staff time
Standing: MOUs with BLM, USFS, State Parks, etc,
V. Summarize Activities and accomplishments to date.
1. a sponsor of the BLM Sandy River Basin Recreation Plan Open Houses in June 2006
2. proposal from the Trail Consulting Group of IMBA for potential trail architecture and design work.
VI. How has the Activity been funded to date?
How will being "supported" change that
Official sponsorship by the Villages at Mt. Hood will set the stage to engage county, state, and federal agencies on the design and development of the trail system.
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