Our vision is a 205 mile water trail on the Snake River between Three Island Crossing State Park, Idaho, and Farewell Bend State Park, Oregon, for people to explore, respect, and enjoy. This year will focus on developing a management plan for the Idaho-Oregon Snake River Water Trail that meets the needs of each partner while maximizing shared goals and resources.
Goals of the Coalition
To promote the water trail as a valuable, sensitive resource for recreation, water safety, education, and stewardship.
To identify access and opportunities for boaters in the form of, but not limited to: portages, launches, campsites and available services.
To promote respect for private property along the water trail to minimize disruption and disturbance.
To encourage partnerships between government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations and the public.
To identify and pursue ways the water trail can be economically beneficial.
To promote the water trail as a way to pursue an active outdoor lifestyle.
Boise State University
Bureau of Land Management
City of Fruitland
City of Glenns Ferry
City of Marsing
City of Payette
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
National Park Service
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Owyhee Conservation District
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Friends and Supporters
FACTS (Foundation for Ada-Canyon Trail Systems)
Four Rivers Cultural Center
Friends of Weiser River Trail
Idaho Foundation for Parks and Land
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway
Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation and Development
The Snake River Sternwheeler Association
Western Heritage Historic Byway
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Achievements/Actions of the Snake River Water Trail Coalition
Formed a diverse coalition among river and shoreline managers, counties, communities, agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals interested in planning a Snake River Water Trail
Continues to invite new partners and supporters to join the planning effort
Received a 2-year award of planning assistance from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program to help guide trail planning and public outreach
Held 10 planning sessions in communities from the east end of the proposed trail in Glenns Ferry to the west end near Huntington (meetings are regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesdays of the month)
Identified and adopted vision, mission and goal statements for the water trail using a consensus process
Formed three active sub-committees to guide Mapping/Inventory, Outreach/Communication and Plan Development
Developing a website, facebook site and powerpoint presentation
Designed a flyer and fact sheet for early outreach
Created a draft logo based on the design of a Fruitland high school art class
Developed a draft MOU for trail partners that will provide a foundation for trail management and partnership funding
Provide a quarterly update of coalition actions and activities through a dedicated section in "Crossroads," the Canyon County Parks, Recreation and Waterways newsletter (circulation 1000)
Developing an interactive database for trail access sites and resources
Participate and coordinate in planning efforts sponsored by trail partners, such as the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Plan, Deer Flat Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Scenic Byways, etc.
Featured in a front-page article, Sojourn on the Snake, in the May 6, 2010 Idaho Outdoors section of the Idaho Statesman