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NCA Assessment Team works with the US Forest Service

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Eppley staff members Kate Wiltz and Kristin Brethova spent four days in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest measuring everything from trails to toilets. The accessibility site assessment is part of a multi-year agreement with the Forest Service to examine accessibility at recreation sites, field data collection practices, accessibility policies, and training needs for the agency. While in Oregon, Kate and Kristin reviewed the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, a horse campground, picnic area and day use site, and multiple trailheads.

Eppley staff Kristin Brethova measures the space available for accessibility in between edges of a trail at a campground
Eppley staff Kristin Brethova measures the space available for accessibility in between edges of a trail at a campground.
Eppley staff Kate Wiltz reviews the space available in a public locker area of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area
Eppley staff Kate Wiltz reviews the space available in a public locker area of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area.
Eppley staff Kristin Brethova measures slope of a fire ring at Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests
Eppley staff Kristin Brethova measures slope of a fire ring at Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests.

Eppley is incredibly proud to collaborate with public land agencies on everything from accessibility to zebra mussels, that is on a wide variety of public policy and practical issues that will advance the experiences of the public and help to protect the natural and cultural heritage of these incredibly important places. For example, Eppley’s National Center on Accessibility Program (NCA) has reviewed over 70 federal places, and dozens of state and local places for program and physical accessibility across the nation as well as trained over 700 professionals on foundation of accessible outdoor recreation. Let us know how we can help you, your organization, and the places you help protect and steward by emailing us for further information, support@eppley.org, or calling us at 812.855.3095.