The Idaho Trails Association promotes the continued enjoyment of Idaho’s hiking trails.
To facilitate the active enjoyment of Idaho’s public lands and hiking trails, the Idaho Trails Association brings together citizens and develops partnerships to foster:
- Care-taking of Idaho’s hiking trails through stewardship projects, including trail construction and maintenance.
- Development of traditional trails maintenance skills.
- Understanding and appreciation, through education, of Idaho’s unique trail resources.
- Preservation, protection and access to Idaho’s hiking trails through outreach and advocacy.
Board of Directors
Sally Ferguson, President Boise, Idaho
Partnership Development, Student Conservation Association
Sally works closely with federal land management agencies in the Intermountain Region, to create conservation internship opportunities for students in land management disciplines that include trails, wilderness, wildlife and education. Her background is in non-profit management, organizational development and conservation advocacy. Sally is a big fan of her two young-adult kids and winter sports, cycling and hiking.Phil Hough, Vice President Sagle, Idaho Chair & Executive Director for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
Phil’s love of and commitment to wilderness and trails is evident. He is a long distance hiker and has walked the entire lengths of the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Pacific Crest Trails, and paddled the length of the Yukon River. He is a past President of American Long Distance Hikers Association – West and has led back-country trips for the Galena Ridge School for troubled teens. In recognition of his environmental leadership on behalf of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, in 2009, Phil was awarded the Montana Wilderness Association Brass Lantern Award for outstanding leadership. In 2007, he received Idaho Conservation League’s highest award for environmental activism for his work on the proposed Wilderness Area, the “Keith and Pat Axline Award for Environmental Activism”. Additionally, Phil is past-president of the Kinnikinnick Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.
Kevin Moran, Interim Secretary Boise, Idaho Senior Architect, Power Engineers
Kevin is an IT architect and engineer in the IT enterprise architecture organization of Power Engineers. He is tasked with developing IT strategies with executive management and developing detailed plans on how best to execute that strategy. Additionally, he leads efforts in many different areas. Kevin is extremely active in the Boise Community and is also a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Idaho. He was a site lead for the Ultimate Urban Challenge for the past three years.John Russell, Treasurer Boise, Idaho Auditor, Travis-Jeffries, PA
John is an Idaho native, CPA, and backpacking aficionado. He has developed a professional niche doing audit and accounting work with non-profit and governmental entities. John believes in giving back to and being involved in his community. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster and as the Director of a district Klondike Derby (winter camporee & skills competition). John recently introduced his wife and three young children to backpacking. He is excited about the opportunity and privilege of working with the Idaho Trails Association to promote and enhance enjoyment of Idaho’s hiking trails.Brad Brooks Boise, Idaho Regional Conservation Associate, The Wilderness Society
As Regional Conservation Associate, Brad’s responsibilities include recreation and public lands management issue, and trails are an integral part of his work. He works throughout the state of Idaho and is a member of the Twin Falls District BLM Resource Advisory Council, Co-chair the Owyhee County Recreation Task Force, and is a Steering Committee member for the Clearwater Basin Collaborative. Brad enjoys hunting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking.
IRS Form 990
Copies of ITA’s completed IRS Form 990 are available upon request.