Save the Trail

Save the Trail

Save the Trail

OCTA actively works to preserve historic emigrant trails through trail mapping, trail marking, site identification, archaeology, and trails legislation.

Preservation Activities

OCTA welcomes volunteers, professionals, educators, students and anyone interested in preserving historic emigrant trails to join our preservation activities.

Preservation Training

This strategy has been developed from the perspective of public partnership organizations who have taken on a stewardship role for an historic trail. It does not reflect the perspectives of the agencies responsible for oversight.

Family History Research

Paper Trail is a searchable database of remarkable journeys, with names, places and a survey of the text. This database includes a list of libraries where the original historic documents may be found.

OCTA Membership

Memberships have been tailored to address varying member wishes. Those with higher initial costs provide increased benefits.

Trails Legacy Society

One hundred years from now, you can still be helping to preserve the historic trails and the stories of the emigrants who traveled them. Making that possible is why OCTA has created the Trails Legacy Society.

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Save the Trail: Preservation
Paper Trail: Pioneer Documents


Join us for our Vancouver Symposium, March 31-April 2, 2017

The Oregon-California Trails Association and the Lewis & Clark Trail Her ...

Proposed Transmission line transects Oregon Trail

The final Environmental Impact Statement on the Boardman-Hemingway power ...

Emigrant Trails Hall of Fame now available online

This news is still important!

Epilogue of Andy and Joanne Hammond’s book, The Look of the Elephant, ...

National Park Service Launches New Online Exhibits

Our colleagues in the NPS announced that several new online trail exhibi ...

OCTA Activities

Speakers Bureau

Jan 30, 2017

NW OCTA members hike the Blues, July 2016

Aug 20, 2016

2016 Annual Convention Highlights

Aug 01, 2016

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