Issues Related to the Trails in the Northwest

This section will address current issues of importance to the Northwest Chapter. Of immediate concern is the proposed transmission line from Boardman to Hemingway. This line will severely impact the Oregon Trail

Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line, Update March 31, 2020

Coalition Sues to Block Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line

Concerned citizens across Oregon have joined forces to oppose construction of the massive, nearly 300-mile-long, Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) high-voltage transmission line. Stop B2H Coalition and Greater Hells Canyon Council charged the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service with failure to adequately review the impact of the route Idaho Power has proposed for the B2H transmission line across five eastern Oregon counties. The suit was filed in federal court in Pendleton, Oregon.

For more information, see this article from Oregon Public Broadcasting.

For details on the lawsuit, see this document.


Preserving Worthy History: Our National Trails – By Bill Martin, Past President of OCTA.

Bill Martin has written a thought provoking article on why we need to preserve our trail heritage. It’s a good read, from the National OCTA News:

Preserving Worthy History