Members in attendance: Sally Hensley-Granite Mt. Riders & Horsing Around, Carol Ross-Prescott Saddle Club, Bruce McKeeman-Prescott Outings Club, Gary Worob-Yavapai Trails Assoc., Cathy Schultz-Yavapai Trails Assoc. & Back Country Horsemen, Jason Williams-Prescott National Forest, Susan Johnson-Prescott National Forest, George Sheats, Yavapai Trails Assoc. & Open Space Alliance, Spike Hicks-Back Country Horsemen, Brooke Weitkunat-Prescott Mt. Bike Alliance, Karen Moseley- Horsing Around
Trail Safety Ambassador Program: Jason has taken oversight of the program. Trail
Ambassadors will be on same level as Adopt A Trail Volunteers. Karen M. will coordinate with
Tony Papa, NFS, on training and the creation of a vest identifying the volunteers.
PTSC’s liability exposure in the event PTSC wished to participate in parades such as the
Prescott Frontier Days was discussed. Yavapai Trails Association indicated PTSC would be covered under their umbrella policy. Participation & a parade banner will be discussed at the next meeting.
A draft of the revised PTSC trail safety brochure was reviewed and edited. The brochure will
be revised as suggested and submitted for printing.
Bike events: PNF will inform PTSC by email on upcoming events. Brooke advised that the
Prescott Gravity Trail Coalition is a sub group of PMBA. There will be a meeting between FS
personnel & the Gravity Trail group on 2/14/2017.
YTA members discussed various grant proposals for safety ID's and signs on the Circle
Earth Day is April 22, 2017 and will be sponsored by the Open Space Alliance and YTA.
PTSC Chairperson: Sally agreed to keep the position for 2017. New chair to be nominated for
Greater Prescott Trails Alliance: Jason has been authorized to prioritize
70 miles of new trails and new trail heads and improvements. The 5 year plan is to start with a re-route of the Ranch Trail. Emmanual Pines will have equestrian trails to avoid those trails designed more for bicycles.
11.Christina McCarthy or Sally will call for a check from Back Country Horsemen for the brochures as soon as publishing costs are finalized.
12.Next meeting will be March 27th at Prescott FS office.
Meeting adjourned 8:25PM.
Minutes submitted by Spike Hicks, Back Country Horsemen