Inland NW Trails and Conservation Coalition

About

The Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition is devoted to conservation and trail corridors. Managed by volunteers, they welcome you to share their enthusiasm for this area. Take advantage of their links, contacts, trails and conservation area information and consider volunteering information and insights about your favorite places. They welcome your participation and interest in their meetings.

Mission

Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition is a consortium of outdoor recreation and conservation organizations that promotes and advocates for viable natural habitat and trail corridors, both land and water.

Vision

A system of paths, trails and open space corridors that connect neighborhoods, community and regional parks and conservation land in our region to engage people in muscle-powered recreational and conservation opportunities, promote active transportation and preserve open space to enhance our region’s quality of life.CampSekani 005

Goals

Create a vision for a non-motorized transportation system for our region. Promote trails, parks and other protected natural areas as a vital aspect of our region’s growing recreation and tourism economy. Research and articulate economic and social impacts of trails, corridors and open space. Advocate for a regional non-motorized transportation and recreation system through government participation and citizen activity. Coordinate with public agencies and other organizations to achieve shared goals; recommend trail classifications to government jurisdictions and trail managers. Preserve our region’s natural areas, trails and waterways through grant-writing, education, events, project funding and coordinating volunteers for clean-up and trail-building projects. Some activities the Coalition may engage in or assist with are to:

1. Identify trails and corridors

2. Create guides and maps

3. Recommend trail classifications to jurisdictions and trail managers

4. Work with public agencies – Spokane Regional Transportation Council; Jurisdictions; local, state and national parks and conservation agencies and groups to implement the mission

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6. Recruit volunteers for stewardship, maintenance and education

7. Act on behalf of appropriate organizations needing 501c3 sponsorship

8. Host and sponsor recreation and conservation activities

9. Research and articulate environmental, economic and social impact of trails, corridors and open space

Contacts

Board Members:

-Lunell Haught (President) Spokane Mountaineers

-Paul Kropp (Treasurer) Spokane Neighborhood Alliance

-Jerry Krause – At Large

-Dan Schaffer – Fish Lake/Thorpe Neighborhood

-Karen Jurasin-Spokane Mountaineers Inland Northwest Hikers Meetup Group (Webpage Updates)

-Derrick Knowles – Out There Monthly Magazine

-Jeff Lambert (Secretary) – Dishman Hills Conservancy

-Loreen McFaul – Friends of the Centennial Trail

-Holly Weiler – Washington Trails Association

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Donate

We  appreciate donations to help support our trail and conservation protection and connection efforts. The Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible within the provisions of the law. Suggested donation: Non-profit organization, business, or unit of government $50.00 Individual/Family $20.00 Senior $10.00. Donations can be sent to PO Box 3331 Spokane, WA 99220-3331

Member Organizations and Affiliates

-Washington Bikes

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation

Conservation Northwest

-Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance

-Friends of the Centennial Trail

-Friends of the Little Spokane River Trails

-Inland Empire Chapter, Backcountry Horsemen of WA

-National Park Service

-REI

-Spokane Mountaineers

-Spokane Bicycle Club

-The Fig Tree

-The Lands Council

-The Spokane River Forum

-Washington Trails Association