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    Wednesday, November 2, 2018 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Sisters Trails Alliance hires program manager
Sisters Trails Alliance
has hired a new program
manager. Thanks to a grant
from the Robert W. Chandler
Discretionary Subfund of
The Oregon Community
Foundation, STA now has
Kate Donovan as its first-ever
paid staff member to support
the work of the organization.
In 2017 the STA board of
directors completed a three-
year strategic plan, crafted
with feedback from many key
community stakeholders. The
overarching strategy coming
out of that plan was the need
to strengthen organizational
capacity by bringing on a
part-time paid staff member
to help manage and coordi-
nate STA’s varied activities
and volunteers.
Donovan will be the pri-
mary connection to member-
ship and ensure the commu-
nity is informed about STA’s
events and activities. Having
Donovan at the helm allows
STA’s board members to
focus less on the day-to-day
management and to spend
more time deepening rela-
tionships with key donors,
directing the work of trail
building and maintenance,
and advocating for trails
and trail users at the local,
regional, and state levels.
Donovan said she is
excited to combine her inter-
est in the outdoors and enthu-
siasm for community engage-
ment by joining STA. Her
professional background is
in recreation programming
with emphasis on inclusion
and community integration.
She looks forward to deepen-
ing her involvement with the
trails and STA members alike.
Most evenings, Kate will be
found walking or running the
local trails with the family
check conditions
before ignition
homeowners’ associations
may have further restrictions
in place.
Staff will continue to mon-
itor weather and fuel mois-
ture conditions in the Sisters-
Camp Sherman Fire District
and may make modifications
on a day-to-day basis. Call
your local outdoor burning
information line for your cur-
rent conditions. If conditions
become drier, individual
agencies may choose to close
local burning.
For residents who are
uncomfortable burning or
are not in areas where out-
door burning is allowed,
fall FireFree events will be
available to residents. Watch for the
dates of these events in
Central Oregon Fire
Chiefs federal partners (U.S.
Forest Service & Bureau of
Land Management) will be
performing prescribed burns
throughout the region. These
prescribed burns will be
conducted with federal fire
resources, professional fire
managers and firefighters on
scene, favorable weather con-
ditions and carefully planned
land plots. These prescribed
burns improve forest health
and reduce the forest fuels
in order to lower the wildfire
risk to communities that is
ever present later in the sea-
son when the conditions are
more extreme.
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check daily regarding condi-
tions. Firefighters responded
Sunday to an escaped pile
burn that had been ignited
on Saturday under favorable
conditions. The fire was not
completely out and it reig-
nited and spread in Sunday’s
extremely windy conditions.
Open burning within the
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire
District is allowed with the
following requirements:
1. Download from www. or pick up
a copy of the Sisters-Camp
Sherman Fire District
Outdoor Burning Regulations
at any one of our stations
located in Sisters, Squaw
Creek Canyon or Camp
Sherman and have on site
where burning is to be
2. Call the Outdoor
Burning Line 541-549-2333
each day that you plan to
3. Follow all regulations
in the Outdoor Burning
Regulations brochure.
Note that some munici-
palities such as the City of
Sisters do not allow yard
debris burning at any time
during the year within their
jurisdictions and certain
Election results are
available online at
pup — Sunny dog. She is also
the current volunteer pro-
gram coordinator for another
local nonprofit: Sisters Folk
Festival, Inc.
Sisters Trails Alliance is a
nonprofit organization whose
mission is to connect people
and communities to each
other and their natural sur-
roundings. With the support
of more than 100 volunteers,
STA maintains the Peterson
Ridge Trail system, pro-
duces a free trail map, hosts
an annual speaker series, and
supports trail-related activi-
ties and events throughout
the year.
For more information visit
Kate Donovan is Sisters Trails Alliance’s first-ever staff person.
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