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Southwest Region Updates for May

Image: Trail work continues on the Rainbow Rim trail.

Forest Plan Revisions in New Mexico

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Mapping, Trail Tourism Spotlighted at Alaska Trails Conference

Photo: Courtesy of MTB

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Rock Armoring Workshop in Prescott, AZ

Twenty four leading trail builders from around Arizona gathered in Prescott April 16 and 17 for an advanced rock armoring training led by Shane Wilson, IMBA Trail Solutions Project Manager and Tyson Swasey, IMBA Trail Specialist. The session was held in Prescott National Forest on the recently adopted Firewater Trail between Thumb Butte and Emmanuel Pines. The steep, rocky hillside provided terrain that was challenging to build on and will be challenging to ride.

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April Update for IMBA Alaska

Have you registered for the 2016 Alaska Trails Conference to be held in Anchorage on May 5-7? It will be my first trip to Alaska and I’m looking forward to meeting staff from the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department and the Chugach National Forest, among others. IMBA will present at the conference, including discussing the IMBA-MTB Project partnership, IMBA’s chapter work around the United States and how IMBA can partner with advocacy groups and land managers in Alaska to create more and better mountain bike trails.

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April Update for IMBA Southwest Region

New chapters are coming on board in the Southwest in summer 2016.

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March Update for IMBA Alaska

We will have an information and membership booth at the upcoming Chugach Fatbike Summit in Valdez, AK on March 18. Feel free to checkout the booth and meet with Sallie Hoefer, Chapter Programs Manager from our Boulder, CO office to learn more about IMBA and our work around the country and further afield.

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March Update for IMBA Southwest Region

Utah updates: We’re gearing up for a round of festivals, Bureau of Land Management meetings, conferences and meetings with an incoming chapter in Utah.  

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Local Advocacy Done Right in Tucson

Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, (SDMB) an IMBA chapter in the Tucson, AZ area, started working with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) more than five years ago to develop a relationship and advocate for more and better trails on Pima County land around Tucson. Two years ago, SDMB completed a 1.6 mile re-route of the Yetman Wash trail at Starr Pass on the west side of the city.

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Successful Land-use Planning Workshop in Santa Fe

IMBA Conservation Manager Aaron Clark leads a discussion in Santa Fe. Image by Leslie Kehmeier.

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February Update For IMBA Southwest Region

Multiple Comment Periods Open—Speak out for More and Better Access

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