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MISSION STATEMENT

The Central Oregon Trail Alliance's primary purpose is to design, construct and maintain sustainable, human-powered multi-use trails. Further, COTA strives to enhance the mountain bike riding experience through safety, education, trail stewardship, public outreach and advocacy.

ORGANIZATION

• COTA has Chapters in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Crook County and is now forming a new Chapter in Sunriver and Grant County. • COTA Volunteers and trail adopters maintain over 700 miles of single-track trails throughout Central Oregon.
• COTA Volunteers have logged an average of about 7000 hours of trail and related work each year for the past 3 years.
• COTA is enhancing our Trail Adopter Program, updating our Business Memberships, collaborating with stakeholders and other user groups to ensure the trails will meet future needs while being sensitive to wildlife and social & environmental concerns.
• COTA is an IMBA affiliated club.

CURRENT PROJECTS

• COTA, in conjunction with the USFS has completed about 6 miles of new trails and has begun to construct about 9 more miles in the vicinity of the new Welcome Station at the junction of Century Drive and Road 41.
• COTA Crook County Chapter is working in conjunction with USFS, BLM and other land managers to build and maintain trails in the region of the Ochoco National Forest and in the Lower 66 trail network.
• COTA Crook County Chapter has developed and completed a new Bike Park in Prineville.
• COTA Redmond Chapter has completed the Radlands trail project and is working on rehabilitating trails around Smith Rock State Park and Grey Butte.
• COTA Grant County is working on getting established

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION?

$15 (Student/Youth) enough diesel fuel to run our Ditch Witch trail building machine for a half-day
$30 (Trail Supporter) one pair of loppers for pruning brush along the trail
$75 (Family) one McLeod or Pulaski trail tool
$100 (Trail Blazer) enough food & beverage to provide lunches for a 12-person volunteer trail work crew
$125 (Supporter) 2 new chains and annual service for COTA’s chain saws that are used to clear fallen logs off trails
$250 (Silver) purchase of a new chain saw
$500 (Gold) annual maintenance service on our Ditch Witch trail building machine
$1000 (Platinum) enough to purchase 10 specially-designed trail working hand tools
$5000 (Visionary) one-half of the matching funds needed to pay for environmental studies on public lands for new trail proposals

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