The Oregon-California Trails Association is the pre-eminent guardian and promoter of the inspirational story of the 19th century westward migration, which is unique in world history.
Our mission is to protect the Historic Emigrant Trails legacy by promoting research, education, preservation activities and public awareness of the trails, and to work with others to promote these causes.
Six broad goals describe how OCTA will achieve its mission. These address trail preservation, education/interpretation, partnerships, organizational effectiveness, and membership. Each goal is supported by objectives and implemental actions.
Goal 1. Preserve the historic emigrant trails
Goal 2. Present the stories of the emigrant experience in a manner that is inclusive of other perspectives
Goal 3. Be an effective historic trails organization through appropriate partnerships
Goal 4. Improve organizational effectiveness and sustainability
Goal 5. Keep OCTA’s membership energized and informed
Goal 6. Promote membership growth