Trails association receives National Park Service grant |

Trails association receives National Park Service grant

The Carson Valley Trails Association announced this week that the group was awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program. The grant will provide the assistance and expertise of a park service outdoor recreation planner who will work with the CVTA for up to two years. No direct funding is provided.

The park service planner will help the CVTA create strategies to bring the private and public sectors together to reach the organization’s goal of establishing the Carson Valley Trail, a continuous, non-motorized recreational trail system circling the Carson Valley.

The trail will be completed by connecting segments of existing trails to new trails that will be constructed over public and some private lands where property owners have allowed access.

The NPS planner will guide the nonprofit in planning and facilitating meetings with public and private stakeholders to identify trail opportunities, discuss issues and find solutions for connecting segments of the Carson Valley Trail.

Work on developing the meeting process will begin in January 2010. For information, contact CVTA president Kerstin Wolle at (775) 265-3736 or For information about the group, visit