Members & Volunteers

The California Trail Heritage Alliance is a volunteer organization of people with a variety of skills and interests.  Bottom line – we love history and we like to get things done!

Contact us and participate in one or more of our activities or attend one of our board meetings.

You can learn about the California Trail and those who traveled it or help on outdoor projects with your friends and neighbors.  If you like, you can participate in trail marking and mapping work.  You can contribute to an important part of American history and get involved in research and contribute to public education.

Partners & Friends

To paraphrase Aristotle, the whole is greater than the sm of its parts.  Much of the success of the California Trail Heritage Alliance is due to our ability to work effectively with partners and other friends of the trail.  Some of these are listed below with their websites.

California Trail Interpretive Center –
Southern Nevada Conservancy –
Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) –
CA-NV Chapter OCTA –
Trails West, Inc.
Idaho Chapter of OCTA –
Utah Crossroads Chapter of OCTA –
TravelNevada –
Elko Convention and Visitor Authority –
Union Pacific Foundation –
Nevada Humanities –
Nevada SHPO Site Steward Program –


Agency & Community Partners

U.S. Bureau of Land Management – Elko District Officer
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Forest Service – Mountain City-Ruby Mountain-Jarbidge Ranger District
City of Elko, NV
City of Wells, NV
City of Carlin, NV
Elko County, NV