Tags: Oregon-California Trails Association

Reenvisioning St. Joseph: Charette helps promote NHT heritage tourism

by Travis Boley, Manager, Oregon-California Trails Association Late in 2017, the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) was awarded an internship grant from the Partnership for the National Trails System. OCTA chose Lauren Manning, a native of St. Joseph, MO, who had recently graduated from the University of…

Oregon and California NHTs: 2018 Highlights

Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) OUTREACH Developed a new website and brochure program. The website makes it easier for volunteers to report their hours, mileage, and unreimbursed expenses, and also incorporates interactive trail maps of the Cherokee Trail in Colorado and the Southern Routes. The 68,000…

Lauren Manning

Name: Lauren Manning Age: 28 Current City/State: Kansas City, MO Hometown: St. Joseph, MO Education: Urban Studies-Neighborhood Development and Housing at University of Missouri at Kansas City Trails Represented: Pony Express, Oregon, California, and Lewis and Clark national historic trails Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employers: City of…

More Trail Projects in Missouri

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM In 2017, the State of Missouri transferred its ownership of the National Frontier Trails Museum (NFTM) to the City of Independence, which has enabled NFTM to dust off its future building plans and have a fresh updated look. According to the…

Oregon and California NHTs 2017 Highlights

Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) OUTREACH Events — OCTA co-sponsored a symposium in Vancouver, WA with the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; celebrated its 35th annual convention in Council Bluffs, IA (its first-ever convention in Iowa). Solar Challenge — OCTA partnered with the NPS offices…