Yavapai Trails Association Awarded Funding by the Arizona Community Foundation
Yavapai Trails Association (YTA) has been awarded funding to complete a project that will utilize private donations, Back Country Horseman of Central Arizona (BCHCAZ) partnership funding, volunteer resources, and Forest Service Great American Outdoors Act funding. The $15,000 grant award will be utilized to fund a critical backlog of maintenance on the Almosta Trail System in the Prescott National Forest. The total restoration project budget is valued at over $50,000 worth of trail improvements.
The Almosta Trail System is a network of over 30 miles of multi-purpose trails in the Williamson Valley area that is a popular trail system especially with the equestrian community. This beautifully rugged trail system is receiving increased usage by all user groups. Bids will be taken for a major portion of the brush removal, opening of blind corners, and improving the drainage. In addition, signage will be added within the system, and a trail counter system installed. The Over the Hill Gang volunteer trail maintenance crew, and four volunteer workdays with YTA, and BCHCAZ members will work on the remainder of the designated trails.
Restoration work on the Almosta Trails will commence early fall of 2022.
YTA is pleased to once again partner with the Prescott National Forest, and BCHCAZ to assist in obtaining and maintaining sustainable trails in Yavapai County. We also greatly appreciate the donors who have (and will) generously back this project. A million thanks to all the volunteers who so willingly put in so many hours of service. We are grateful as are the thousands of trail users.
For more information, please contact Ann Hendrickson, YTA President (262)-893-9479 or Jason Williams, Prescott NF Trails & Wilderness Manager at (928) 777-2220.