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CWTA Board Meeting March 14th, 2017

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CWTA BOARD MEETING 3-14-17

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE MINUTES FROM THE CENTRAL WYOMING TRAILS ALLIANCE MEETING OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND PUBLIC GUESTS ON TUESDAY MARCH 14TH, 2017
  • Roll Call
    • Present: Mike, Tia, Bruce, Adam L, Clint, Erik, Ben, Tyler
  • Approve minutes, check
  • Financials: Approved
    • $500.00 donation. Thank Allan & Crouch on Web
  • Grooming single track demo
    • 10:00 AM April 1
  • MOU Approved with county
    • Build and groom, use equipment
  • Maps
    • 2 different maps, winter and summer both displayed at the same time
    • Edges: different logos of parties involved
    • Design: not overly complicated
  • Casper College updates.
    • Sent proposal in today
    • Board meeting April 20th to discuss approval
    • Goals:
      • Repair and improve existing trail,
      • Add trail and unique feature
        • Connectors to make loop
        • Flow trail (one way?)
          • Bermed turns, rolling terrain, bumps and jumps.
        • North 40 work this summer
        • Bridal Trail
          • Fix, repair, and advocate
        • Pump track
        • Consider Strider track by crossroads
        • Squaw Creek
          • May be able to develop
          • State trust may make it hard
          • People worried about mountain bikers taking lease from grazing.
          • We can buy a lease for $500 a year, on top of lease for grazing
        • Alcova Area
          • May 6 Adam L organizing event of gravel, road, and runner.
        • Perimeter trail
          • If we are going to peruse, we need to get proposal into the county

CWTA Meeting February 9th, 2017

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CWTA BOARD MEETING 2-9-17

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE MINUTES FOR THE CENTRAL WYOMING TRAILS ALLIANCE MEETING OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND PUBLIC GUESTS ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 
  • Roll Call: Adam L, Adam W, Ben, Bruce, Bryce, Chris, Clint, Erik, Mike, Tia, Tyler
    • Present: Adam W., Ben, Bryce, Clint, Erik, Tia, Tyler
  • Approve Minutes from 11-1-16
    • Check
  • Approve financials
    • Check
  • Discuss Generation Casper and how CWTA might fit with Casper’s development plan
    • Single track through town for commuting etc.
    • Casper College/Mike Sedar park development
  • Discuss the Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force and how it fits with Central WY. FYI, Angela Emery is on the Bike/Ped task force and Parkway Trust may be a good fit for projects. Get onboard with City and Parkway Trust for opening day for trails April 8th.
    • Casper has highest potential in the state for pros and cons of most areas in the state for potential outdoor tourism, starting to be recognized.
    • Survey, take and share: http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ORTF.aspx?tab=4
    • March 7th listening session Pump House
    • Casper mountain road trail CC to Outer Drive (Platte River) Construction in May?
    • Opening day of Rails Trails 1st sat of April
  • Discuss MOU with County and some of the road blocks we are experiencing and try to get an understanding between user groups. State of winter grooming. That is, try to curb the whining over small details and move our efforts forward.
    • MOU Done and signed this afternoon
    • Maps, Visit Casper possibly produce maps for us to sell ads on.
    • Make maps to sell for $3-5. (Summer)
    • Kiosk Maps Need design and approval Dates for Summer and Winter
    • Survey Data
  • Fund Raising and grant share programs.
    • Sell a trail name
    • Find more opportunities
    • Applied for Walmart grant, did not get it.
  • Discuss our priority plans and give updates
    • Mike Sedar/CC – Casper College/Mike Sedar BMX/City of Casper
      • CC Concerned with liability issues still.
      • Pump Track
        • Board Meetings only once a quarter, get on it soon
        • ~$20k for paved and done, once finished becomes a city park, cheaper options available.
        • Subcommittee to iron out a plan
        • Stage 2 the land behind it
      • Part of Generation Casper?
    • Casper Mountain Trails Center and McMurry Park – Natrona County Parks Dept/City of Casper
      • Clean it up (trail layout)
      • Perimeter trail around McMurry land
      • Trail to the restaurant
    • Alcova/Fremont – Hat 6 to Ponderosa – BLM
      • Lines on a map, get the county on board
    • Bridle Trail – NaCo Parks/Friends of the BT/Private and City/Rotary Club
      • Landowner could shut down access
      • Traditional Access needs to be re-instated
      • Donated land to the bridal trail?
    • Hogadon and Bridal Trail connection – City of Casper
      • City still working on it.
      • One owner between Hogadon and Squaw Creek, could be connected to create large loop
    • Squaw Creek – State of Wyoming
      • Development, lease or get state on board to develop
      • Could be a big loop after bridle to hogadon to squaw to park way
    • Duncan Ranch and Veterans Crew – State Trails
      • 4 miles of trail to be built this summer
      • Veterans program building and maintaining trail.
        • Looking for non-state projects, Mountain or Bridle Trail work
      • User funded activities/permits for non-motorized users
        • Find alternatives
        • Could be beneficial, needs to include all non-motorized users, not just mountain bikes.
      • Consider adding Board Members
        • {Little input)
      • Set next meeting date
        • March 15th {tentative}

CWTA Meeting Feb 9th 2017 – Agenda

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CWTA BOARD MEETING 2-9-17

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE AGENDA FOR THE CENTRAL WYOMING TRAILS ALLIANCE MEETING OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND PUBLIC GUESTS ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 

Meeting will be held Thursday 2-9-17 at 6:00 p.m. at Adbay, 627 W. Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, WY 82601. Any member of the public with interest in the trail development of the Casper are is encouraged to join us and voice you opinions on any matters at hand.

  • Roll Call  Adam L, Adam W, Ben, Bruce, Bryce, Chris, Clint, Erik, Mike, Tia, Tyler
  • Approve Minutes
  • Approve financials
  • Discuss Generation Casper and how CWTA might fit with Casper’s development plan
  • Discuss the Gov’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force and how it fits with Central WY. FYI, Angela Emery is on the Bike/Ped task force and Parkway Trust may be a good fit for projects. Get onboard with City and Parkway Trust for opening day for trails April 8th.
  • Discuss MOU with County and some of the road blocks we are experiencing and try to get an understanding between user groups. State of winter grooming. That is, try to curb the whining over small details and move our efforts forward.
  • Fund Raising and grant share programs.
  • Discuss our priority plans and give updates
    1. Mike Sedar/CC – Casper College/Mike Sedar BMX/City of Casper
    2. Casper Mountain Trails Center and McMurry Park – Natrona County Parks Dept/City of Casper
    3. Alcova/Fremont – Hat 6 to Ponderosa – BLM
    4. Bridle Trail – NaCo Parks/Friends of the BT/Private and City/Rotary Club
    5. Hogadon and BT connection – City of Casper
    6. Squaw Creek – State of Wyoming
    7. Duncan Ranch and Veterans Crew – State Trails
  • User funded activities/permits for non motorized users
  • Consider adding Board Members
  • Public comment
  • Set next meeting date
  • Adjourn

CWTA Board Meeting 11-1-16

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CWTA BOARD MEETING 11-1-16

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE MINUTES FROM THE CENTRAL WYOMING TRAILS ALLIANCE MEETING OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND PUBLIC GUESTS ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1ST, 2016

November 1st 2016

CWTA Board Meeting with Public Guests

  • Introduce Tammy and Brady Owens regarding the Bates Hole Management Plan
    • Public Comments on travel and transportation management issues (discussion)
      • Discussing motorized vs non
      • What to keep, what not to keep, what to limit
      • Easier access, our opinion
      • BLM resources bottom of page two, (ecfr.gov)
    • Varying terrain, good flow, direction of travel
    • Need a plan, work together
      • How to get there?
        • Multiple voices,
        • Weight of the organization
        • Problem areas, bad trails etc.
        • gov, trail networks on their land
          • Jonny on the Rocks in Lander
          • Get a log of other offices that have done similar things (Oregon)
        • December 19th for public comment
        • Directional, specific use in trail network.
        • Other players
          • Trespassing concerns
          • Hunting outfitter/private hunters
          • Wildlife (people who want wildlife)
          • We are organized
          • American Hiking Society?
        • Trails that are there are legitimate trails, until deemed otherwise.
      • Fire management
    • Approve Minutes
      • Check
    • Vote on Ben Smith Board membership and beg for his service as secretary
      • Check
    • Casper College trails, proposals, support/key relationships, biggest obstacles being liability issues.
      • {REDACTED}, Maintenance
      • Recreational use statute
      • Liability plan, maps, erosion.
      • Email {REDACTED} about rec use statute and liability
      • Pros and cons
        • Pro: marketing use, increase students
        • Con: liability
      • Bruce, new leadership at Natrona County Parks Dept.
        • Down to 3 applicants
        • Person will be an asset to trails in the county
        • People are taking shots at us and biathlon, need unified voice wanting to build smart trails that are planned and organized, new leadership can be vulnerable.
        • Rouge trail building making people angry.
        • Show CWTA support for other county projects such as biathlon
        • Rockin’ and Rollin’ by spring hopefully
        • 5 year plan by Jan/ Feb so we can get the plan rolling
          • Ponderosa park etc.
        • Tia, winter trails festival
          • Link triathlon last year, CAMBYR fundraiser
            • Linked with state games, date is set.
          • CWTA event
            • Trail etiquette education
            • Mid December? 17th
            • All day thing
            • Waxing presentation
            • Fat bike rides
            • Bike packing
            • Introduce the new snowshoe trail
            • Winter multiuse
            • Check lodge availability, get music, food, beer
            • Fundraiser
          • Ben, website progress
            • More online presence MTB project etc
            • Instagram etc
          • Tyler, Mike Sedar BMX pump track progress.
            • City supplies:
              • Rentals/equipment
              • {REDACTED}
              • {REDACTED}, left dirt from pool
            • Track before snowfall?
            • Man power next year
            • Spring
            • Access: like a park, fenced but not off limits
          • Chris, Hogadon
            • More resources as it moves in parks dept
            • New lodge provides more use, events, etc.
            • Contract machine built trail
          • Clint, Casper Mountain and McMurry parks map and signage progress
            • Working in signage, working on map finalization
            • Approval for a perimeter trail in the McMurry area
            • Copper Orange blaze
            • Maze trail red blazes
            • Kiosk signs at Nordic lodge
            • Similar to Glendo
          • Bryce, life plan.
            • Still uncertain
          • MOU for grooming winter trails
            • Agreement with the county to groom singletrack
            • Weekly snowshoe night as alternative
          • Add 12th board member?
            • Undecided
          • Set date for next meeting?
            • Already had the four for a year.
            • Subcommittee for winter fest
              • Bruce, Tia, Tyler, Ben

 

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