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timmbuck2
08-24-2011, 03:41 PM
Just received this email from the BRDOHV and Stay the Trail



Greeting Everyone!
As we mentioned at the last BRD-OHV meeting, the Colorado Trail Patrol is back up and running. We are having a training session tomorrow night (August 25 - 6pm). George Reynolds Boulder Library Branch -3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO. There is also another session on Friday night (August 26th- 6pm) at the Denver/Commerce City Bass Pro Shop - 7970 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO.

We are working in conjunction with BLM, Forest Service, and State Parks to document and resolve trail issues volunteers report. This program is a way to actively monitor and help maintain OHV trails around the state. As a volunteer you log the trails you patrol via our website. Let us know about the issues you run across on your trips. No additional jobs or time commitment.

If you would like more info about the Colorado Trail Patrol or the volunteer training session, please contact me.



Matt Glass
Colorado Trail Patrol - State Coordinator
matt@staythetrail.org

CTP Facebook

1loudLX
09-18-2011, 12:20 AM
I took the class recently, interesting idea.

Uncle Ben
09-27-2011, 06:43 AM
Here's a blip of what it's about....
"The Colorado Trail Patrol has been revived and is currently working through a pilot program with USFS, State Parks, and the BLM. Our program is completely volunteer based and we could use your help. The system is setup so that volunteers report trail information. This info will be a major tool for the land management agencies. You can report issues you see anywhere in CO; this is a state-wide reporting program.

We ask our volunteers to log the trails they travel and document any issues they run across. This could be signage issues, drainage, or evidence of off-trail problems. Those reports get sorted and go directly to the managers and LEOs depending on the situation. We then work with them to determine and organize a solution. This will create a statewide network that will allow us to solve small issues quickly and prevent extensive damage from becoming an issue that could endanger a trail or trail system. Our main goal is preserving our OHV opportunities. As we advance, we would also like to be connected with clubs that have adopted certain trails.

Once you are trained, we only need a few minutes of your time after every ride. If you are already out there on the trails collecting GPS info and logging trail conditions, you could be a huge help!"


Anybody going tonight? I'm going to try. I will make it to one of these for sure if tonight doesn't work out. I think it would be great if we had a good cross section of folks in RS doing this as we have everyone from "restored vehicle / bumpy scenic drive" folks all the way to "10 foot dry waterfall....cool lets do it" adventure seekers! We need to be involved!!!!!!

Here's the revised class schedule....

Longmont - September 27th, 6:30pm - Longmont Library. 409 4th Avenue Longmont, CO 80501
Colorado Springs - September 29th, 7pm - Fire Station 8. 3737 Airport Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Littleton – Sunday - October 2, 3:30pm- Koelbel Library. 5955 South Holly Street, Littleton, CO
Littleton - October 3, 630pm- Southglenn Library. 6972 South Vine Street, Littleton, CO
Loveland – October 11, 7pm – Elite KTM. 1400 Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537
Glenwood Springs – October 12, 6:30pm – First United Methodist Church. Bethel Chapel.
Grand Junction – October 13, 6pm – Orchard Mesa Library. 230 Lynwood St. Grand Junction, CO 81503
Westminster – October 19, 6:30pm – College Hill Library. Room L263.
Denver – October 20, 6:30pm – Eloise May Library. 1471 South Parker Road. Denver, CO 80231
Thornton – October 24, 7pm. Gander Mountain. 9923 Grant St. Thornton CO 80229.
Highlands Ranch – October 25. Highlands Library. 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80123
Southglenn – Saturday – October 29, 10AM. Southglenn Library.
Commerce City –Nov 3. 6:30pm. Bass Pro Shop. 7970 Northfield Blvd. Denver, CO 80238
Centennial – Saturday – Nov 5. 9AM. Castlewood Library. 6739 South Uinta St. Centennial CO 80112

subzali
09-27-2011, 07:14 AM
Thanks Uncle Ben! Everyone, I think this would be a great opportunity for each one of us to get involved! It's true, the Forest Service has been strapped for OHV funds this year and it doesn't look to be getting better! So for us to get involved will be a huge help and an investment in our sport! There is no way the FS can monitor the trails as we can by taking note of the things we see when we're out having fun! Let's do our part to monitor trails for illegal activity, good stewardship practices, and help catch problems early before they result in more closures!

nuclearlemon
09-27-2011, 09:23 AM
Orig post and ubs post have different dates. Do we know which are correct?

ColoradoTrailPatrol
09-27-2011, 01:22 PM
Hey everyone! Great to see the interest Rising Sun has in the program. Ya'll have been great supporters of Stay the Trail, who is our big-sister program. While STT focuses on education and outreach, CTP's goal is to take an active role in trail issues. The faster we can ID the problems, the faster they are solved and the trails are protected. Fun, easy way for anyone to take a part in land management and trail support.

We are always adding training dates and locations. I try to keep updated lists on a few different forums, but the Colorado Trail Patrol Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/coloradotrailpatrol) page and Stay the Trail Calendar (http://staythetrail.org/calendar.php) will always be up to date. All the sessions are open to the public and last a little over an hour. So the finalized list at the moment is as follows:

Longmont - September 27th, 6:30pm - Longmont Library. 409 4th Avenue Longmont, CO 80501
Colorado Springs - September 29th, 7pm - Fire Station 8. 3737 Airport Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Littleton – Sunday - October 2, 3:30pm- Koelbel Library. 5955 South Holly Street, Littleton, CO
Littleton - October 3, 630pm- Southglenn Library. 6972 South Vine Street, Littleton, CO
Loveland – October 11, 7pm – Elite KTM. 1400 Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537
Glenwood Springs – October 12, 6:30pm – First United Methodist Church. Bethel Chapel.
Grand Junction – October 13, 6pm – Orchard Mesa Library. 230 Lynwood St. Grand Junction, CO 81503
Westminster – October 19, 6:30pm – College Hill Library. Room L263.
Denver – October 20, 6:30pm – Eloise May Library. 1471 South Parker Road. Denver, CO 80231
Thornton – October 24, 7pm. Gander Mountain. 9923 Grant St. Thornton CO 80229.
Highlands Ranch – October 25, 6:30. Highlands Library. 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80123
Southglenn – Saturday – October 29, 10AM. Southglenn Library.
Commerce City –Nov 3. 6:30pm. Bass Pro Shop. 7970 Northfield Blvd. Denver, CO 80238
Centennial – Saturday – Nov 5. 9AM. Castlewood Library. 6739 South Uinta St. Centennial CO 80112

If you have any questions, ask away or email me at Matt@staythetrail.org

ColoradoTrailPatrol
10-21-2011, 12:14 PM
We are making a big push in Denver over the next few weeks. Please take the time to attend one of our training sessions. It is only a little over an hour, but we talk about how you can be apart of enhancing how our trails are managed. The agencies are begging for trail condition information and CTP has a fantastic way for the motorized community to help.

Thornton – October 24, 7pm. Gander Mountain. 9923 Grant St. Thornton CO 80229.
Highlands Ranch – October 25, 6:30pm. Highlands Library. 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80123
Southglenn – Saturday – October 29, 10AM. Southglenn Library. 6972 South Vine Street, Littleton, CO
Commerce City –Nov 3. 6:30pm. Bass Pro Shop. 7970 Northfield Blvd. Denver, CO 80238
Centennial – Saturday – Nov 5. 9AM. Castlewood Library. 6739 South Uinta St. Centennial CO 80112

As always, please email me at Matt@staythetrail.org if you have any questions.

subzali
10-21-2011, 12:17 PM
I will be there on the 25th.

Uncle Ben
10-21-2011, 12:31 PM
:thumb::thumb:

CBone
10-21-2011, 05:15 PM
This looks like a great program. We're already on the trails, so why not have a means to report activity.

I think I'm going Nov. 3rd to Bass Pro Shops. Any takers?

Uncle Ben
10-21-2011, 05:16 PM
This looks like a great program. We're already on the trails, so why not have a means to report activity.

I think I'm going Nov. 3rd to Bass Pro Shops. Any takers?

It is a great program! Enjoy!

subzali
10-25-2011, 12:22 PM
BUMP!

See Staging section for remaining locations and dates - ONLY 4 LEFT!)

subzali
10-25-2011, 09:14 PM
Okay, after attending the meeting tonight I want to say that this is a great opportunity for our club to participate in spreading awareness of trail etiquette!

By the way, free schwag is included if you get on board before December 1st! ;)

Hope to see more folks in our club become Colorado Trail Patrol volunteers! Let's fight to keep awareness of our public lands at the forefront and fight to keep them open!

PhatFJ
10-26-2011, 07:33 AM
Just put this (Southglenn Saturday October 29, 10AM. Southglenn Library.) on the calendar... :D

subzali
10-26-2011, 07:46 AM
Awesome Brian!

By the way, the session is about an hour, maybe a little more, so it's not taking a huge chunk out of your day.

corsair23
10-26-2011, 01:42 PM
Matt,

Will they have more of these next year? I was hoping to attend one of the south ones but it never fails that I'm booked for those dates/times :(

subzali
10-26-2011, 02:25 PM
I talked to Matt Glass about this, and the short answer is yes. He has not scheduled anything yet though. But that doesn't mean everybody can get complacent and figure they'll go next time! Sieze the day! :rant: :bill:

MountainGoat
10-29-2011, 08:03 AM
Just got a last minute hall pass for the Southglenn one this morning, so I'll be there!. :cool:

ColoradoTrailPatrol
11-02-2011, 03:50 PM
Hey folks. We will be continuing to hold trainings over the winter BUT this program is only in its pilot stage. The more folks we get involved before December 1st the better chances are for us to get an OHV Grant. Hoping to make the club meeting tonight to talk to everyone more.

And if you can make it Bass Pro tomorrow, please do. We will not be holding a Denver area training until the 29th.

subzali
11-08-2011, 04:05 PM
Matt, are there any other dates that you have posted somewhere that we don't have posted here? We're out of dates :(

ColoradoTrailPatrol
11-11-2011, 11:56 AM
We are working on our December schedule. At the moment, the 11/29 date at the May Library (1471 S Parker Rd, Denver, Colorado; 7pm) is the only remaining Denver area training. Will keep you guys informed when we get some new ones scheduled.

Uncle Ben
11-28-2011, 04:31 PM
BTTT! Tomorrow night is the last training for a while. Southsiders....here ya go....6:30pm Eloise May Library (http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1CHMC_enUS300US303&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Eloise+May+Library&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Eloise+May+Library&hnear=0x876b8cccff59a619:0x60b7af767c9d47e9,Louisville,+CO+80027&cid=0,0,3864630448918694626&ei=bhnUTsiCAa3-2QXk5bFV&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&ved=0CAgQ_BI) 1471 S. Parker Rd.....expect to be done and trained around 8:15ish.