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August public meeting dates

July 26, 2010

Our second round of public meetings in Moro, Condon and Portland are coming up in August.

August 16th
High School Library
65912 High School Loop in Moro
6-8 p.m.

August 17th
Gilliam County Courthouse
Conference Room in Condon
6-8 p.m.

August 23rd
Tryon Creek State Park
Visitor Center in Portland
6-8 p.m.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Peggy L. Packer permalink
    August 3, 2010 4:32 pm

    An area for equine camping would be great. Equine trails that are not shared with ATVs, easy to moderate, scenic and natural. Possibly could be partially maintained by an equine group, i.e. Backcountry Horsemen of Oregon.

    In the campground corrals, access to water and a manure dump would be necessary. Again, possibly could be partially maintained by an equine group.

  2. Joe J. Reeves permalink
    August 3, 2010 11:52 pm

    Speaking as a Oregon Equestrian Trails member, we worked very closely with State Parks and the construction company that built LL “Stub” State Park. I have to give the construction company and State Parks very high marks, namely Dan Lucas, Adminstrator for LL “Stub” when working with us. The communication flow with SP, Construction Company, and us (OET) having many meetings and on site collaborations on questions that arose even before construction was begun on the horse camp part of Stub’s. I coordinated over a two year span of time two volunteer work parties lasting a week each. We (OET) built the corrals for the horse camp at Stubs.

    Lessons Learned:
    1) Don’t drill corral post holes in the coast range during August if the ground has a lot of clay in it. It’s like drilling holes in concrete.
    2) Be flexible with corral materials. Enough Core stock for rails and posts could not be aqquired. Dan found a company in Washington that manufactured rough cut stock. We went with 8’x8′ stock for posts and 3″x6″ for rails all rough stock.
    This is just an observation of my own, if Cottonwood Canyon is subject to a heavy snow pack during the winter months consideration should be given to a vertical cross member in the 12′ span of each corral span or give metal round pipe stock consideration as an alternative tol wooden corrals. For longevity treated wood should be used if wood stock is used for the corral material.
    3) Those who were in charge of costs found it was more economical to provide full service sites through out the park rather than put in several sewage vault dump sites to accomodate
    RV users as well as the equestrian sites. Many of the equestrian users trailers are full service
    also. The only exception was for the tent sites.
    4)SP Conseptual drawings showed that the horse camp corrals were 20’x20′ with four 10′ corrals combined together. We were able to work with Dan Lucas and the construction company and allowed enough room to a 24’x24′ making room for four 12’x12′ corrals in the 24′ square. This was onsight decision and the conceptual drawing never changed. This is just one example of collaboration between OET, SP, and the construction company. It was a win win decision.

    I’m not going to be able to attend any of the August Public Meetings as I am camp hosting in the Tillamook State Forest for ODF during the month of August and early September.

    In closing Oregon Equestrian Trails works with BLM, USFS, ODF, State Parks and many of the local recreation agencies that provide equestrian opportunities. We also have partnered over the last few years with Back Country Horsemen on several equestrian opportunities.

    Respectfully
    Joe J. Reeves
    Northwest Chapter
    Oregon Equestrian Trails

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