Horseback riding trail

Blue Mountain area cities, counties, health departments, ports, and other regional governing agencies were awarded technical expertise and management support through the National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance(NPS-RTCA) program for the development of a regionwide non-motorized trail and transportation plan. The team for the Blue Mountain Region Trails project consists of:


National Park Service (NPS)


Co-Applicants to the NPS grant

Cities of College Place, Dayton, Milton-Freewater, Waitsburg, and Walla Walla

Columbia, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Counties

Community Council

Health Departments for Columbia, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Counties

Partnership for Greater Burbank

Ports of Columbia and Walla Walla

Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization/Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization


Jurisdictional Entities

City of Prescott

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Oregon Department of Transportation

Port of Umatilla

US Army Corps of Engineers

US Fish & Wildlife Service

US Forest Service

US National Park Service Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Washington State Department of Transportation

Washington State Parks


Supportive Entities

Columbia Cares

Cycle Oregon

Washington Trails Association


Additional team members, supporting entities, and interested groups will be identified and engaged throughout the project.

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