The Baileys Trail System

 

Project Partners, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Funders

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Structure and Partners

 
 

Quantified Ventures

Quantified Ventures advises governments, non-profit organizations, for-profit social enterprises, and impact investors who demonstrate capacity for transformative social good. Quantified Ventures provides feasibility analysis, due diligence, transaction structuring, and fundraising services for social enterprises and social impact projects in the environmental and health sectors across the United States.

In 2017, the National Forest Foundation and the Washington Office of USDA Forest Service contracted Quantified Ventures (QV) to assess the feasibility of Pay for Success financing to develop recreational infrastructure needs on National Forest Service land. The Baileys Trail System project was selected as a pilot. Quantified Ventures has been advising on the structuring and leading the financing of the Baileys Trail System.

 
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Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is a patchwork of public land that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. The Forest is divided into three units managed out of two Ranger District offices located in Nelsonville and Ironton, with a field office in Marietta.

The Forest features over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding in season.  The trails are open to ATVs, mountain bikes, and horseback riders from mid-April to mid-December each year. Come visit the Wayne and hike or ride our trails!

In 2017, the Wayne National Forest approved the Baileys Trail System and has been advising, organizing, and leveraging community partners to facilitate its implementation.

 

Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA)

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Outdoor recreation council of appalachia - regional council of governments

The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia A Council of Governments (COG) is a structured body that allows for multiple political subdivisions to enter into an agreement to address issues of common concern. In May of 2019, Athens County, The City of Athens, the City of Nelsonville, the Village of Chauncey, and York Township passed legislation authorizing the ability to form a Council of Governments to address outdoor recreation in Athens County. The mission of ORCA is to integrate conservation, outdoor recreation, and economic development in an efficient way that strengthens and inspires communities in Southeast Ohio.

 

Athens-Wayne Outdoor Asset Development Corporation

The Athens Wayne Outdoor Asset Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 in the State of Ohio. It will serve as the contracting and fiscal authority for the Baileys Trail Project Implementation. The non-profit will be managed by the board of the ORCA regional Council of Governments, consisting of local governments and community organizations.

Partners

USDA Forest Service  Wayne National Forest

USDA Forest Service

Wayne National Forest

Rural Action - Local Non-Profit Project Partner, Community Support, Entrepreneurial Training, Administrative Services

Rural Action - Local Non-Profit
Project Partner, Community Support, Entrepreneurial Training, Administrative Services

Ohio University - Local State University Environmental Analysis, Community Support, Economic Impact Evaluation

Ohio University - Local State University
Environmental Analysis, Community Support, Economic Impact Evaluation

Athens Bicycle Club Project Supporter, Funder, and Volunteer work

Athens Bicycle Club
Project Supporter, Funder, and Volunteer work

Ohio Health Foundation Master Plan Grant Funder

Ohio Health Foundation
Master Plan Grant Funder

Nelsonville Emporium Local Business, Project Supporter

Nelsonville Emporium
Local Business, Project Supporter

Chamber of Commerce Project Supporter

Chamber of Commerce
Project Supporter

US Department of Transportation Transportation Alternatives Program

US Department of Transportation
Transportation Alternatives Program

 

City of Athens, Ohio Project Funder

City of Athens, Ohio
Project Funder

Athens County Foundation - Local Community Foundation Trail Funder Administer

Athens County Foundation - Local Community Foundation
Trail Funder Administer

City of Nelsonville Project Supporter, ORCA Member

City of Nelsonville
Project Supporter, ORCA Member

Quality Bicycle Project Grant Funder, Advisory Work

Quality Bicycle Project
Grant Funder, Advisory Work

Grant Funder, National Trade Association Support

Grant Funder, National Trade Association Support

Kay Linn Enterprises  Trail Design and Advisory

Kay Linn Enterprises
Trail Design and Advisory

Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps Job Training

Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps
Job Training

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Recreation Trails Program

Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Recreation Trails Program

Buckeye Hills Regional Council Local Development District (ARC) Economic Development and Project Assistance

Buckeye Hills Regional Council
Local Development District (ARC)
Economic Development and Project Assistance

CDFI Fund New Markets Tax Credit Program

CDFI Fund New Markets Tax Credit Program

Athens County, OH Project Funder

Athens County, OH
Project Funder

Athens County Visitors Bureau Project Partner

Athens County Visitors Bureau
Project Partner

The Village of Chauncey, Ohio Trailhead and COG member

The Village of Chauncey, Ohio
Trailhead and COG member

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action  CDBG Administrator

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action
CDBG Administrator

Athens Bicycle Shop Local Bike Shop, Project Organizer and Promoter

Athens Bicycle Shop
Local Bike Shop, Project Organizer and Promoter

Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization Project Supporter and Volunteer Organizer

Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization
Project Supporter and Volunteer Organizer

Active Strategies Strategy Implementation Support

Active Strategies
Strategy Implementation Support

USDA Rural Development Advisory and Supportive Services

USDA Rural Development
Advisory and Supportive Services

Jackie O’s Local Brewery, Master Plan Funder

Jackie O’s
Local Brewery, Master Plan Funder

Ohio Developmental Services Agency Community Development Block Grant - Chauncey

Ohio Developmental Services Agency
Community Development Block Grant - Chauncey

York Township ORCA Member

York Township
ORCA Member

Quantified Ventures Impact Investing Intermediary

Quantified Ventures
Impact Investing Intermediary

National Forest Foundation Grant Funder

National Forest Foundation
Grant Funder

Applied Trails Research Trail Designer, Master Plan Designer, Project and Trail Construction Management and Advisory

Applied Trails Research
Trail Designer, Master Plan Designer, Project and Trail Construction Management and Advisory

National Park Service: River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program Advisory and Community Support

National Park Service: River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
Advisory and Community Support

REI Co-op MasterCard/National Forest Foundation partnership Funder of Phase 1 Construction

REI Co-op MasterCard/National Forest Foundation partnership
Funder of Phase 1 Construction

ACEnet Project Partner, Entrepreneurial Support

ACEnet
Project Partner, Entrepreneurial Support

US Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement

US Department of Interior
Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement

FullBrooks Coffee and Cafe  Local Business and Project Partner

FullBrooks Coffee and Cafe
Local Business and Project Partner

Stuarts Opera House Non-Profit Local Theater/Venue Project Partner

Stuarts Opera House
Non-Profit Local Theater/Venue
Project Partner

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