Trail Vandalism: Report It If You See It
Trail vandalism, while a rare occurrence here in Central Oregon, still happens. Also known as trail sabotage, trail vandalism occurs for any number of reasons: from someone’s pet peeve about mountain bikers in an area, trail overuse, overcrowding or conflict issues, to malicious intent that puts others in harm’s way. This type of activity is dangerous to riders, especially on trails designed for speed and/or technical challenges.
In January, 2018, two trails at Cline Buttes where vandalized by deadwood and rocks dragged into the trails. You can watch Central Oregon’s local TV station KTVZ’s segment here.
If you observe vandalism, trail destruction, dangerous behavior, trash dumping, etc. you should contact the authorities, including:
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office: (541) 693-6911
Crook County Sheriff's Office: (541) 447-6398
US Forest Service:
Marv Lange, email@example.com, (541) 383-5300
Mark Dreyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 383-5300
BLM - Bureau of Land Management:
Joe Wilcox, BLM Supervisory Law Enforcement Officer, email@example.com, (775) 623-1518
Greg Currie, BLM Landscape Architect, firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 416-6711
Kirstin Heins, Recreation Program Lead, email@example.com, (541) 416-6710
10/12/2018 09:46:05 am
I love mountain biking and I have been doing it for almost two years. Central Oregon has always been my go-to trail when my boyfriend, Brandon and I want to use our mountain bikes. When we were in the area, we noticed that the trail has been sabotaged. We were having fun biking when suddenly a big branch of a tree was blocking the way and luckily, Brandon and I avoided it. I am glad that you post this on your blog to give notice to everyone.
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