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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Poulsbo pump track gets the greenlight

Wednesday night the Poulsbo city council green lighted the Evergreen proposal for a pump track.

More details in the Kitsap Sun:

Thanks to the Brian K and all the folks in the local chapter who made this possible!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Port Gamble Trails pre-commercial and commercial thinning impact clarifications.
1. ALL RACE EVENTS have been coordinated with the land manager and race routes will be cleared before the event. The land manager has been coordinating with us and race organizers for months to assure events are not impacted.

2. No trailheads will be officially closed but as users we need to be aware of the work schedule and map of areas to stay away from. They are purposely doing this to impact the user as little as possible. If you come across a trail closed please obey that trail closure so we can respect the land owner as they have shown us great respect and courtesy.

3. There is no clear cutting. Pre-commercial thinning leaves the trees that are cut and Commercial thinning "harvests" the trees it cuts. So when you see the word "harvest" on a sign that is what they are referring to.

4. Pre-commercial thinning will most likely be done by the end of April. As the the Commercial thinning harvest proceeds we'll get a more clear completion date but if all goes well it may finish earlier than December.
Ask any questions you might have and we'll do our best to answer them. We will post more information as the process begins.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Port Gamble improvements

NKTA, County Parks and REI
team up to improve new trailhead

February: Potholes the size of lakes!
Check out the newly improved trailhead at Kitsap County's Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park along SR 104. Kitsap County Parks, NKTA volunteers and a mix of County, NKTA, and REI grant funds are all being put to good use for some loooong overdue maintenance at the trailhead parking area. The old parking area has been cleaned up, re-graded and graveled. Coming soon to trailhead near you: a new fence and a trailhead kiosk. Our new gorgeous park is starting to look gorgeous when you arrive!

Mountain bike ride park in North Kitsap.

What is a Mountain Bike Ride Park? 

NKTA has been working with Kitsap County, Kitsap Forest and Bay Partners, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Pope Resources to purchase land for construction of a mountain bike park near Port Gamble. The County's grant proposal for state WWRP funds was ranked highly and we hope will receive funding by the Washington legislature this June.
  • Similar to ski runs w/graded runs for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders
  • Graded and banked "flow trails"
  • A pump track w/ups & bumps for riding w/o pedaling
  • Skills obstacles like jumps and rails for riding
  • Family friendly-kids love it!

Port Gamble trail closures start next week

Port Gamble trail closures start March 16. 

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Pope Resource is "thinning" some forests on their private timberlands and will begin a series of rolling temporary trail closures starting next week. Check for the exact roads, trails and areas that are currently closed, and for more information about the thinning project. As Pope Resources opens areas back up and temporarily closes others, they'll update their website.
Please remember trail users are guests on private land. Stay safe and respect the temporary trail closures. Unfortunately, some flagging has already been pulled down. The flagging is important to ensure operations are conducted within the permitted area and to protect everyone's safety. Let's help out the company that allows us to enjoy trails on their private land, and stay out of the way.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Parks Advisory Board

Representatives needed on Parks Advisory Board
(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County Commissioners are seeking representatives from North Kitsap (Commissioner District 1) and Central Kitsap (Commissioner District 3) to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Members provide input and advice to the Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Director and Board of Commissioners regarding the acquisition, development and administration of county park properties. The advisory board meets from 5-7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at various locations throughout the county.

For more information on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, go to or contact Kitsap County Volunteer Services at 360.337.4650 or by email to To apply, visit

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wildcat Trail Section 1 Maintenance March 14th

Another Evergreen/KMB work party on Green Mountain
Wildcat trail section 1 heavy maintenance

Saturday, March 14 at 9:00am

Meet at Rock Quarry Rd  just west of Wildcat  trailhead.
Moving lots of stone w/equipment.   BBQ and libation afterward.