Newsletters

Download recent newsletters in .pdf format from the links below:

Winter / Spring 2021

  • TRAIL JOURNAL: Jobs Peak Ranch from Bridge to Bridge and a Little Farther, by Juan Guzman
  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, by Neal Falk
  • TOP TIPS WHEN ENCOUNTERING EQUESTRIANS, by Karen Chaton, Local Equestrian
  • REPLICATING SUCCESSFUL RIVER RESTORATION: From the Truckee to the Carson, by Sara Cobble
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS: 2020 Operations Highlights, by Jeremy Vlcan
  • BEGINNER’S INTRODUCTION TO BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY, BY Kim Steed
  • CVTA 2020 Financial Report, by Vickie Kieffer, Treasurer
  • 2021 CVTA Officers and Board

Spring / Summer 2020

  • How Water Shapes Our Trails: CREEKS, SEEPS, AND SPRINGS, by John Cobourn and Matt McMackin
  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, by Norah Gastelum
  • VIOLENT FLOODS CAN OCCUR ON OUR WEST SIDE TRAILS, by John Cobourn and Matt McMackin
  • Responsible Riding: IMBA Rules of the Trail
  • The Leave No Trace Recommendations for Getting Outside During Covid-19
  • Hiking Etiquette, from American Hiking Society
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS By Jeremy Vlcan
  • ONE MISTY, MOISTY, MORNING …, By Kerstin Wolle
  • CVTA 2019 FINANCIAL REPORT, by Vickie Kieffer, CVTA Treasurer

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

  • HIGH ON GENOA, by Jeremy Vlcan
  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: An Unexpected Story of Build It and They’ll Come, by Norah Gastelum
  • CVTA BOARD MEMBERS HONORED: Juan Guzman and Carlo Luri were both honored at the 2019 Trails, Transportation, and Tourism Summit, by Juan Guzman
  • CVTA’s GUIDED HIKES, By Tamara Lieberman
  • CVTA BLOG: THE WESTERN SIERRA JUNIPER, By Annette Thomason
  • DECODING THE GENOA TRAIL SYSTEM, Adapted from the CVTA Website by Anne Thomas
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS REPORT, By Jeremy Vlcan
  • CVTA BLOG: A TALE OF THREE JAYS, By Annette Thomason
  • PEOPLE ARE COMMENTING ABOUT CVTA TRAILS

Spring/Summer 2019

  • HOW IT ALL BEGAN: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE FAY-LUTHER TRAIL SYSTEM By Jeremy Vlcan
  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, By Norah Gastelum
  • SEEDBANKS AND SUPERBLOOMS: SURVIVING IN THE DESERT, By Jim Morefield
  • PINYON WILDFLOWER WALK, By Anne Thomas
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS REPORT By Jeremy Vlcan
  • FAY-LUTHER/JOBS PEAK RANCH TRAIL THROUGH THE EYES OF AN EQUESTRIAN By Deby O’Gorman
  • 2018 FINANCIAL SUMMARY By Vicki Kieffer
  • MEMBERSHIP By Lee Elson
  • 2018 YEAR-END CAMPAIGN By Tamara Lieberman

Fall / Winter 2018

  • The Pinyon Trail: An East Valley destination in cool seasons
  • President’s Message, By Norah Gastelum
  • Special Events in 2019, By Tamara Lieberman
  • Mining the Mysteries of the Pine Nut Mountains, By Anne Thomas
  • The Pinyon Trail Story, By Jeremy Vlcan
  • The Recent Travels of Pinyon Pine, By Jim Morefield
  • Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Pinyon Trail, By Jim Morefield
  • How to Renew Your CVTA Membership Online, By Michael Hartstein
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS, By Jeremy Vlcan
  • Year-End Campaign, By Tamara Lieberman
  • Benefits of Membership, By Lee Elson

Spring/Summer 2018

  • River Fork Ranch: A Trail System for Everyone
  • President’s Message, By Norah Gastelum
  • 2017 Year-End Campaign, By Vicki Kieffer, Treasurer
  • East Brockliss Loop and West Fork Trail at River Fork Ranch Through the Eyes of a Trail User, By Axel Drehfal
  • Bitterbrush Mysteries, By Jim Morefield
  • Geology, Geography and Art on River Fork Ranch Trails
  • A study of western pond turtles in Nevada’s Carson River, By Mark Enders
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS REPORT, By Jeremy Vlcan
  • A Tale from the Dusty Trail at River Fork Ranch, By Jim Woods
  • CELEBRATING CVTA TRAILBLAZERS

Fall / Winter 2017

  • A Brief History of the Clear Creek Trail, By Jeremy Vlcan, VP Trail Operations
  • Clear Creek and the Comstock
  • President’s Message: Enjoy the Trails During Fall’s Splendor, By Sheryl Gonzales
  • Late Bloomers on the Trails, By Jim Morefield
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS, By Jeremy Vlcan
  • Join or Donate Online and Receive a FREE CVTA Water Bottle!
  • Strategic Plan 10-Year Update—We Need Your Input! By Norah Gastelum–Vice President/President Elect
  • Clear Creek Conservation Easement
  • Clear Creek Ride Report

Spring 2017

  • Wildflower Season on the Trails, By Jim Morefield
  • President’s Message By Sheryl Gonzales
  • Congratulations, Juan Guzman! Recipient of the Carson Water Subconservancy District Andy Aldax Award
  • PONY EXPRESS TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS—A BUSY SPRING, By Jeremy Vlcan
  • New and Improved CVTA Website Now Available
  • The Carson Valley Trails Association needs your input to help us make your trail experiences better and to provide information for Strategic Planning

Fall 2016

  • Mountain Biking on Carson Valley Trails
  • Biking the Trails
  • President’s Message, by Joni Jackson
  • Coming Soon…The 2nd Annual CVTA Year-End Campaign, by Sheryl Gonzales, VP Fund Development
  • WHO IS THAT MOUNTAIN BIKER?
  • TRAIL OPERATIONS REPORT, By Jeremy Vlcan, VP Trails Operations
  • MOUNTAIN BIKER GIVES BACK!
  • Hike for Health 2016, by Juan Guzman, VP Community Outreach
  • Summer Family Fun at River Fork Ranch, By Norah Gastelum, CVTA Board

Spring 2016

  • Family Friendly Hiking: Building a lifelong love of the trails
  • President’s Message By Joni Jackson, CVTA President: Carson Valley Trails are Fun for Families
  • CVTA Thanks Our Retiring Board Members
  • Ready, Set, Go! Family Hiking A Guide to Family Fun on the Trails
  • Fun Fundraising: Join in to benefit CVTA KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO
  • OUTDOOR LEARNING: Family Nature Hike at The Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch
  • The Carson Valley Trails Association Story—A Vision, a Voice, a Victory for Carson Valley
  • Trail Operations Report, By Jeremy Vlcan, VP Trails Operations

Winter 2016

  • THE FUTURE IS NOW! Volunteer trail maintenance is a critical need, By Anne Thomas with Mary Erba
  • “The Carson Valley Trails Association honors and celebrates our volunteers, who are the heart and soul of our organization.” By Barbara Wilson, 2015 CVTA President
  • Year-End Fundraising —Trail Expansion, Repair & Maintenance, By Sheryl Gonzales, CVTA Fund Development VP
  • Hike for Health Report By Brenda Hunt
  • MY FAVORITE VIEW, By Anne Thomas
  • CVTA Thanks
  • CARSON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION: Accomplishments 2009-2015

Winter 2015

  • Silver and Gold Treasuring our New and Old Friends
  • President’s Message – Winter 2015, By Barb Wilson
  • Announcement: GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION, Pinyon Trail
  • Scouts Build Boardwalk on the Bently-Kirman Tract Trail, By Dick Morissette
  • Trail Operations Update
  • Simple Trail SafefALL 2014ty Tips
  • A Special Thank You!

Fall 2014

  • Clear Creek Trail Open
  • Co-Presidents’ Message, By Melissa Shaw Granat & Barb Wilson
  • Trail Operations Update
  • Trail Building Volunteers needed For New Pinyon Loop Trail Project
  • 2nd Annual Genoa Peak Mad-a-Thon