Middle Fork Willamette Trails Plan

Middle Fork Sustainable Trails Plan Public Input

The National Sustainable Trails Strategy directs the Forest Service to plan trail system improvements using “a comprehensive trails plan” using a “community-driven and locally sustainable model.”

This current trails planning effort is part of the Middle Fork District and community response to that requirement. The Plan will be a blueprint of community-proposed and vetted trails projects and will be a living document. A process for updating the plan will be created and used to keep the plan flexible over time.

Your input is important! There are many ways to participate. 


Middle Fork Willamette Trails questionnaire

The Middle Fork Trails Plan will be built around community input and ideas. Learn about the process and fill out the trails questionnaire before February 1, 2019. 

See below for ways to engage in technical committees. 

Technical Committees

Technical committees volunteers will:

• Ground-truth and flag and/or GPS proposed project dimensions

•Filter projects using land use laws, natural resource information, trail design requirements, geographical design needs and much more

•Create completed project proposals: Map, Purpose and Need statement and project design criteria

​•A half-day training will be required!

Fill out the technical committee form to find your interest area and sign up!


Contact Us


Trails Plan Steering Committee

Kevin Rowell, Middle Fork Ranger District

Kathy Holston, City of Oakridge

Michelle Emmons, Alpine Trail Crew Association

Jim Coey, Oakridge Resident

Sarah Altemus-Pope (Advisory),

Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative