Stalemate Broken on El Dorado Trail

Friends of El Dorado Trail and El Dorado County Transportation Commission have worked long and hard for years to advance the development of this trail. Now its official – the El Dorado Trail is a “trail”. I know that sounds funny. That’s because it is – as is often the case when you peek at the bureaucratic underbelly … Continue reading

Five Bucks a Foot

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship crew

  Win a sweet IBIS mountain bike and build some trail at the same time! IBIS and other sponsors are supporting the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) by donating a custom mountain bike as the grand prize for this fundraising event. Each raffle ticket is $5 and it earns 1 foot of trail. From the … Continue reading

Parks and Trails Master Plan – El Dorado County

El Dorado County has a “Parks and Trails Master Plan” document that is a great wealth of information. The problem is that it’s nearly 200 pages long!! Lucky for you I’ve read it and am going to distill some key findings that I think are relevant to the efforts represented on this blog. If you … Continue reading

320 Acres Preserved by Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Sacramento Valley Conservancy scores 320 acres in a conservation easement south of Folsom on the eastern edge of Sacramento County. I wish there was a map of the easement to show you but none was provided in the newsletter published by SVC. The best I can do is show you the regional map depicting the … Continue reading

TRAC: Trails for Recreation and Community

Consumer spending chart

Trails for Recreation and Community (TRAC) is rebuilding a northern California local economy with recreational trails. TRAC is a local grassroots effort in our region and they have a new website. Operating out of Portola, CA the group says the following about their mission… Our outcome is to ensure that the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship … Continue reading