Structure and Partners
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.
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)
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.