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RTP Highlight: Magone Lake Mountain Bike Trail System

Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is working to create a new bike trail system with the help of Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds.

by Taylor Goodrich, Communication and Media Specialist, American Trails

Jodi Bellefeuille, the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Coordinator, has shared in progress photos from the Magone Lake Mountain Bike Trail System project. The Malheur National Forest is working to develop this bike trail system. Included in the photos are USFS staff, and volunteers from the Blue Mountain Land Trust’s Blues Crew & Eastern Oregon Trail Alliance working on this ongoing project.

About the Author

Taylor Goodrich started with American Trails in January 2018 as Communication and Media Specialist. Taylor has worked with the National Recreation Trail (NRT) Ambassadors since the beginning of the program and has helped shape the program to where it is today. Taylor currently lives in Dallas, Texas, which is also where she grew up and where she attended the University of North Texas receiving her degree in History. While in college she started doing freelance work editing and writing, and also got into graphic design and discovered she loves the creativity and craft of digital arts. After college she traveled quite a bit, and lived in both the Pacific Northwest and in New Mexico, and while in both of those places took full advantage of what the outdoors had to offer. After moving back to Texas she started moving towards doing graphic design, social media, and communications work full time, and she has contracted with several companies from tech startups, to music festivals, to law firms, to grow their social media and digital communications presence. Taylor loves hiking and kayaking especially, and is glad to be working with an organization that fights for further accessibility and stewardship of our nation’s trails. She feels very lucky that in this position she will be able to use her professional skills and passion for something she is also very personally passionate about, and in helping to grow American Trails.

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