May 2021 Board Meeting

DOD Board Meeting Minutes
Via Zoom
May 10th 2021
Commenced 6:10 pm

  1. Public Forum: Michelle Emmons Keep Waldo Wild proposal between mountain bike clubs and
    the Sierra Club looking more like a backcountry designation. Added PCT bypass near the Twins to
    allow bicycle access further into the area. Another bypass on the system as well. In the
    Deschutes area, there’s a Little Cultus Lake corridor being proposed so there’s a mtb trail from
    Bend to Oakridge. We may be coming back to the DOD for a letter of support. Been working on
    this goal since 2013. The flagline is done and logging out the area for the ATCA connector trail. ,
    Ben Hansen, Adam Steffen: OMBC report: NE Oregon clubs are getting up and running. We
    debated doing a mapping exercise to identify each club/chapter’s territory. It would help in
    knowing where trail stewardship begins and ends. It would identify areas with no responsible
    organization or areas with dual representation.
  2. Position reports
    A. Chair (Lee): REI grant was approved. New membership program – Member Press – is what
    Ryan has been working on, should be ready in just a few weeks. We also had some large
    individual/corporate donations.
    B. Vice Chair (Ryan Comeau – not present, excused absence):
    C. Treasurer (Justin Price – not present, excused absence)
    D. Secretary (Jeff Green): Minutes posted. Will work with Lee regarding sponsorship
    E. Trail Work (Peter O’Toole): We did a trail work day at Thurston. It’s pretty much ready to
    open. Stumps Don’t Win got a little trail work today at WP. Brock and Team Scraper have
    finished their task with rebuilding The Gift. The Gift re-build has hand finish work remaining
    and will remain closed for awhile. WP will need money for trail work in the near future. DOD
    is pretty much in on this CoE trail work proposal. Steep grades, property border limitations,
    but lots of energy behind this proposal.
    F. PR/Marketing (Isaac Johnson – excused absence):
    G. Rides/Events (Fiona): I came up with a jersey idea – evolution – with Primal. Also may renew
    an order with Primal. Still waiting on restrictions to be lifted – hoping for [email protected] in August or
    September.

Concluded at 7:10 pm