Mission / Strategic Plan

The Carson Valley Trails Association (CVTA), established in 1994, is a non-profit, volunteer 501(c)(3) organization. During 2007-2008, CVTA developed a ten-year strategic plan to guide the mission and direction of the organization through 2018. This plan is a direct result of public workshops, interviews with key stakeholders and intercept surveys with trail users.

Carson Valley Trails Association
Strategic Plan Overview

CVTA Mission

The Carson Valley Trails Association is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization working with partners to provide access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and future generations to enjoy.


Communities connected to nature through a system of trails.


Honor and Celebrate: We honor and celebrate our volunteers, who are the heart and soul of our organization.

Collaboration: We work with the Carson Valley community and respect its people, their cultures, and private property rights. We recognize the importance of partnering with agencies and organizations with similar missions. We aim to increase our capacity by continuing our current collaborations, and identifying new partners.

Efficiency and Integrity: We apply common sense and good judgment to our work. We use contributions and resources to effectively and efficiently achieve our goals. We ensure accountability to our stakeholders by measurably demonstrating our accomplishments.

Stewardship: We are committed to planning and caring for our trails and our organization for the benefit of all. We aim to build greater community involvement through education and publicity.

Strategic Directions

Access/Trails: Work with partners to plan and build a connected system of trails that access public lands.

Marketing/Publicity: Build support for our organization through increased knowledge of CVTA.

Education: Educate and engage the public about the benefits of hiking and the need to protect the environment.

Resources: Expand capacity to achieve the vision and mission through partnerships, funding, and volunteers.

Download 2009-2019 Accomplishments Report (.pdf format)