This award recognizes an individual that has made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. It is intended to recognize the efforts of a private or public sector individual working for enhanced trail recreation on either the local, state, or national level.
As a member of the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, James was the key organizer for the IMBA Trail Care Crew visit, held March 16-19, 2006.
James coordinated with new partners (mountain bikers) and old friends (kayakers) to develop and work the project.
James is an aquatic biologist in his working world, and cares deeply about his environment. He knows his mountains like the back of his hand, and is dedicated to helping to protect them. He understands that one way to do this is to create, maintain, and promote trails so that people can access the region and share his love for it.