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Darrington WA Shooting Pits Get Cleaned 6-5-2021

Darrington WA Shooting Pits Get Cleaned 6-5-2021

What happened on Saturday, June 5th in the forest near Darrington Washington, was a result of one individual who simply wanted to clean up some trash in his favorite recreation area.  He asked for help on 3 social media sites, and got more than he expected!  Twenty...

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Stewards in ‘The Burn’ June 12, 2021 Event

Stewards in ‘The Burn’ June 12, 2021 Event

Stewards in 'The Burn' Sponsored by Sportsman's Warehouse, Vancouver Join the employees of Sportsman's Warehouse for a great day of stewardship in our great outdoors.  We'll be cleaning up trash in the Yacolt Burn State Forest from the Jones Creek Trailhead parking...

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Return to water Safety Project plants 5-16-21

Here's a short video on how the plants are doing one month after planting. They have experienced plenty of warm, dry weather with no shade. Only one of the seeding Douglas Fir plants has died. So far so good! Depending on summer weather conditions, we plan to return...

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Cleanup 6-5-21 Darrington Pit, Darrinton, WA

Saturday, June 5th, 2021, meet at 9 AM at two Suiattle River Rd Shooting Pits Pits and one pit just North of Darrington WA. for a cleanup event. Meeting Location:    Google Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/Ep61Nd7sE77SpWTZ9                                    GPS: ...

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Third Visit to The Yacolt Burn, Finished Graffiti Project

For a third weekend in a row, we returned to the Yacolt Burn State Forest to wrap up our graffiti removal project on Saturday, May 8th, 2021.  We coated the previously cleaned rocks, at the Arrowhead Pit, with Anti-Graffiti coating and moved over to the L1600 Rd, just...

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Trash No Land Outfits to Remove Graffiti in NW Forests

Graffiti is not an option in the forest or on any public land.  It's an eye soar and destroys the beauty of our great outdoors.  Like trash left behind or dumped, it didn't grow there, so it shouldn't be there.  But how do we get rid of it when it's in such remote...

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Volunteers Plant Trees To Deter Target Shooting

Twenty two responsible target shooting enthusiasts teamed up to help enhance public safety by modifying an unsafe dispersed shooting site in the Tillamook State Forest, last Sunday, April 18th, 2021.The site had the look of a place to shoot.  It had a six foot high...

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Target Shooters Appreciate A Good Place To Practice!

When you have a good safe place to target practice, you want it to last and stay neat, clean and in order.  Whether it's on your own property, your favorite gun range or on public land, you value a quality place to recreate.  So, you put in a little time and materials...

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Winners of the 2021 March Member Drawings!

Prizes are awarded only to members who join or renew membership prior to March 31, 2021 in the Ambassador, Protector and Knight levels. Drawings were held on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 6 PM. Winners have been notified by email and results are posted here....

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Public Safety Priority One!

Public Safety Priority One!

Our Public Safety Project is underway, and planning & fundraising has begun. The project is being organized by the Public Land Target Shooters committee for the Wolf Creek & McGregor Basin, in the Tillamook State Forest, under the direction of Steve Williams...

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New Website, New Features!

New Website, New Features!

Leave a comment about our new site! Some new additions include: An interactive target shooting map with popular shooting sites on public lands around Oregon and Washington.  You cannot find a public lands shooting site map like this!  From the 'Home' page, click on...

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Mary’s Peak Oregon… First Cleanup of 2021.

Mary’s Peak Oregon… First Cleanup of 2021.

 A handful of target shooting enthusiasts came together to show their respect for the recreational shooting sports on BLM land at Mary's Peak gravel pit, Saturday Jan 16th, 2021.  Joined by a BLM Law Enforcement officer, the group had no problem whipping...

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Target Shooting Committees in a Forest Near You

Target Shooting Committees in a Forest Near You

Trash No Land is now accepting Volunteers to serve on multiple target shooting committees throughout Oregon and Washington. Choose your favorite forest and join that committee. We need committee Members and Directors. Serve as long as you wish and as often as you...

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Impromptu Cleanup happened at Wolf Creek Lanes

Impromptu Cleanup happened at Wolf Creek Lanes

Steve Williams, a member of Trash No Land, put out a call for help, on the website forum NorthwestFirearms.com, to go clean up the North Fork Wolf Creek Rd shooting lanes in the Tillamook State Forest and six good stewards joined him.  Other shooters, who were...

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Soggy Bottom Boys Perform At A Rained-Out Quarry

Soggy Bottom Boys Perform At A Rained-Out Quarry

 “Neither rain nor mud nor gloom of cloudy skies stays these volunteers from the swift completion of their dedication to stewardship”! Twelve responsible target shooters endured the showery elements to perform their stewardship magic at the rained-out Miller’s...

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ABNORMAL YEAR CALLS FOR ABNORMAL ACTION…

ABNORMAL YEAR CALLS FOR ABNORMAL ACTION…

Year 2020 as been an abnormal year for many things and recreational activity on our public lands has been one of those abnormalities. The result is an overwhelming amount of trash has been left behind on the lands we value so much.As Americans, we enjoy the freedom to...

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A Cowlitz County shooting site gets a random cleanup.

A Cowlitz County shooting site gets a random cleanup.

James, A long time user, and consistent steward of an old gravel pit in Southern Cowlitz County, put out a call for help, on the NorthwestFirearms website forum, to clean up his favorite place to shoot.  He reported trash had built up recently and has now become...

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Where have all the shooters gone?

Where have all the shooters gone?

On Saturday, August 15th, 2020, target shooting was temporarily closed in all Washington State managed Forests, due to potential fire hazardous conditions.  One week later I visit the Yacolt Burn State Forest and I wonder...  Where have all the shooters...

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Stewardship happenings weekend of Aug 7-9, 2020

Stewardship happenings weekend of Aug 7-9, 2020

I am aware of 3 small cleanup efforts that happened this weekend. I was part of one in Central Oregon, Trash No Land Board member Gary Jacka demonstrated stewardship to his boys in SW Washington, and board members Craig & Tracy Yon had a great experience on BLM...

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Capitol Forest gets some help from Target Shooters

Capitol Forest gets some help from Target Shooters

As a regular visitor to the Capitol Forest in Washington State, Jim from Grays Harbor County routinely sports his stewardship at his favorite place to shoot.  In recent months, Jim has seen trash begin to accumulate and got to be a bit more that he can handle by...

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Special Shooting Lanes Are Well Cared For!

Special Shooting Lanes Are Well Cared For!

I was pleased to see the condition of the North Fork Wolf Creek Rd improved dispersed shooting lanes this weekend, (July 18, 2020).  Very little trash up there!I arrived at 8 AM and there were people shooting at each lane.  I stopped to see conditions and...

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To Shoot or Not To Shoot? Someone please give me a sign!

To Shoot or Not To Shoot? Someone please give me a sign!

To shoot here, or not? That's a question that shouldn't have to be answered with a sign!  But when you are not familiar with the concerns in a certain area, a sign can help you with the answer.This is the sign has was posted in the Tillamook State Forest at...

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A day of target shooting turns into a cleanup day!!!

A day of target shooting turns into a cleanup day!!!

Target shooters, who went to shoot in the Mt. Hood National Forest at the 36 Pit, were in for an unexpected surprise on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  There, in the parking lot, was a kiosk booth with information about responsible shooting on public lands.  They...

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Grass Roots Effort at Mary’s Peak Oregon

Grass Roots Effort at Mary’s Peak Oregon

Spreading the word like a virus!!!! "Be responsible when shooting on public lands. Clean up when done. Respect the forest. Support the shooting sports." That was our Target Shooter Info Center message today at Mary's Peak, West of Corvallis, OR. Thank you for the help...

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This happens on a regular day of target shooting…

This happens on a regular day of target shooting…

I went out to go shooting today with a friend at North Fork Wolf Creek Rd dispersed shooting lanes in the Tillamook State Forest. I was a wee bit excited and woke up at 3 AM! Couldn't get back to sleep so got up, packed and left at 4:45. Arrived at 6:15 (it's just a...

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Info Center Kiosk in the Woods

Info Center Kiosk in the Woods

North Fork Wolf Creek Rd, prior to dispersed shooting locations.Simple and easy to do, yet effective and too the point.  Communication one-on-one with recreational target shooters helps build a spirit of unification toward the critical goal of promoting...

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WDFW Shooting Rules Draft-Target Shooting Rules Update

WDFW Shooting Rules Draft-Target Shooting Rules Update

Have you seen this? Comment period is on now till June 10th, 2020.https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/wdfw-lands/recreation-planning/rule-development/target-shooting#These rules are very similar to WA State land rules but with more definition and some added restrictions, mostly...

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March Member Drawing Results

Member Drawing Results​ 3-31-2020 The winner of the Protector Level Membership goes to Charles S. of SW Portland. Congrats! He will receive the Glock Survival Knife and a HatPoint Target Stand. There were no winners in the Ambassador or Knight Levels because we do not...

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Help needed in the forest…

Help needed in the forest…

-YOUR HELP IS NEEDED-.........In the Forest!...........​Clubs, groups, agencies and organizations have cancelled and/or delayed their regular spring cleanup events in the forests, as they participate in doing their part to help lessen the potential spread of the...

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Temp Closure Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes, Tillamook SF

Tillamook State Forest, North Fork Wolf Creek Rd, Target Shooting Lanes... TEMPORARY SHOOTING LANE CLOSURES!!! March 2nd through 5th, and March 9th through 12th. Open to use March 6th through 8th & after 12th. "YAY! We get our road fixed!!!"  Ore Dept of...

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2-22-20 Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes

Wolf Creek Shooting Lanes Cleanup! North Fork Wolf Creek Rd in Tillamook State Forest Sat, Feb 22, 2020.  9 AM to 12 PM   Google Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/o7iDNrcx9M92 GPS:  45°46'59.5"N 123°21'54.6"W Hwy 26 West, 35 miles from the Hwy 217 junction at...

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A day in the woods with Dad. (Story by my son, Timothy).

Stewardship non-profit restores Pacific Northwest public landsBy Timothy H. Cogley, Oct. 10, 2019Forty cars filled the parking lot of the Jones Creek Trailhead. It was a radiant Sunday and seemed like half of Washougal had brought their ATV’s out to play. “It feels...

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Unpacking Safety (in public land target shooting)

What does it mean to shoot safely on public lands?When referring to the term ‘Safety’, in target shooting, we tend to think only of safe gun handling.  While this is certainly our top priority, safety in target practice means more than just gun safety.  It...

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7-20-19 Salmonberry Cleanup

ODF,  Trash No Land,  &  Oregon Hunters Assoc. (Tualatin Chapter) Salmonberry Cleanup!   Sat, July, 20, 2019,  8 AM to 1 PM. Google Maps to Meeting Place: https://goo.gl/maps/VyH5mpQmW9d3scNi6 GPS: 45°46'28.7"N 123°24'33.7"W Hosted by:  Tillamook State...

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6-15-19 Anderson Butte Recreation Appreciation Day

MEDFORD, OR, STEWARDSHIP CLEANUP EVENT! Anderson Butte Recreation Appreciation Day   Sat, June 15, 2019,  8 AM to 1 PM. Google Maps to Meeting Place:  https://goo.gl/maps/wQJmyxdgneG5tyPe9 GPS:  42°13'02.4"N 122°54'26.8"W Hosted by:  BLM Medford District Office...

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Rogue Target Practice in Rogue Valley Oregon

In recent years, target practice has increased dramatically on public lands throughout the Northwest.  Each year more and more people are turning to public land to do their shooting.  Shooting ranges, gun clubs, agency management and law enforcement have not...

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4-20-19 Wolf Creek Spring Cleanup

Wolf Creek/McGregor Basin Cleanup! Earth Day Weekend in Tillamook State Forest Sat, April 20, 2019. 8 AM to 1 PM   Google Maps to Meeting Place:  https://goo.gl/maps/dNTMU3Bs9Ex GPS:  45°46'50.6"N 123°21'07.3"W Meet at 8 AM at Four County Point Trailhead, just a...

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4-20-19 36 Pit Cleanup

April 20, 2019,  9 AM - 12 Noon 36 Pit Cleanup,  Mt Hood National Forest,   Hwy 224 at the 36 Pit.   Sponsored by;     Trash No Land,    USFS Mt Hood National Forest, Clackamas County Dump Stoppers. Google Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/GFfBYQ77Xgx    11 mi East of...

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THE VALUE OF FREE TARGET SHOOTING.

What is the value of ‘FREE’? You know, free as in receiving something of value at no cost to you?  It depends on whether you see it as a value or not!  If not, you may have no respect for it. Shooting on public land is FREE.However, some people put...

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POSITIVE NEWS FOR SHOOTING ON WA PUBLIC LANDS!

The headquarters office of Washington State Dept of Natural Resources, Commissioner Hilary Franz's staff, invited me to a meeting in Olympia to discuss a potential partnership with DNR and the Trash No Land organization.  We met yesterday, the 15th.The focus was...

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SHOOTING LANES CLOSING FOR ONE WEEK

ONE WEEK SHOOTING LANE CLOSURE AT NORTH FORK WOLF CREEK ROAD, IN TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST!~PLUS~ CLEANUP SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOV 3RD, @ 9 AM!The popular improved dispersed shooting lanes, at North Fork Wolf Creek Rd in Tillamook State Forest, will be closed starting...

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8-25-18 Browns Camp Quarry

We will be cleaning up the Browns Camp gravel pit, (Beaver Dam Rock Quarry in The Tillamook State Forest), where a lot of target shooting takes place and needs our stewardship attention. Win some awesome prizes in our free raffle!  We encourage you to support our...

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