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Southwest Director Presents at Nevada State Parks Training Session

We recently presented to 65 staff from the Nevada State Parks Department at their annual training session in Mesquite, NV. In attendance were park rangers and interpretative specialists (including attendees from Kershaw Ryan State Park in Caliente, NV); regional managers, and head office staff including the Parks Administrator, Deputy Administrator and Recreational Trails Administrator. It was a great audience. We discussed:

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Initial Open Call with IMBA's New Alaska Region

Photo by Ed Kessler

Alaska Region Director Patrick Kell recently had his first conference call with advocates from Alaska, primarily from Juneau and Anchorage. IMBA is venturing into a vast landscape, lots of which could be ideal terrain for mountain bike access in both the summer and winter months. There are already many well-organized volunteer groups in Alaska that have been doing a lot of great work and IMBA looks forward to getting involved.

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January Update for IMBA Alaska Region

Welcome to IMBA's New Alaska Region!

Alaska will be covered by Regional Director Patrick Kell, who plans to visit to meet with local advocates, land managers and industry partners in late spring or early summer 2016. IMBA will be working with its first chapter in Alaska, Levitation49 based in Valdez, to learn more about access issues in the area. Meet Levitation49!

Join an Open Forum Call About Your Region

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January Update for IMBA Southwest Region

Nevada State Parks Training in Mesquite, NV

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Letter From a Land Manager

— IMBA Southwest Region Director Patrick Kell recently received this message from Dave Jacobson, the Outdoor Recreation Planner with the Cedar City (Utah) office of the Bureau of Land Management. 

Hi Patrick, 

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November Update for IMBA Southwest Region

Photo: New trails being developed in Ceday City, Utah, are already earning rave reviews.

Arizona

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Southwest E-news October 2015

Author patrick [dot] kell [at] imba [dot] com (Patrick Kell) is IMBA's Region Director for the Southwest territory. Image is from the new trails being developed in Cedar City, Utah.

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Southwest MTB Updates: August

Don’t Miss the 2015 IMBA California Summit

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IMBA Southwest Trails Update: June/July

Arizona’s 54-Mile Prescott Circle Trail is connected

The new, 2.5-mile section of the Prescott Circle Trail (the Badger Mountain Trail) is finally complete thanks to a host of partners—including the City of Prescott, Yavapai Trails Association, Over The Hill Gang, Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) and IMBA—and is proving to be very popular. (Pictured above.)

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Trail Planning Update: Southwest Utah

2015 has already been busy for IMBA in southwestern Utah, where we are actively working on trail planning projects that were initiated in 2013 and 2014.

In Kanab (less than an hour east of the famed Gooseberry Mesa riding area) IMBA Trail Specialist Joey Klein recently wrapped up three weeks in the field exploring the canyons and mesas—both close to town and farther into the redrock backcountry—for trail system potential.

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