Steve
Steve Kruger

TKO Executive Director

Portland, OR
United States

(971) 206-4351
[email protected]

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Steve has worked in parks and natural areas for nearly 20 years, around San Francisco, Milwaukee, WI, and across Oregon – connecting people to nature is integral to his passion. Prior to TKO, he served 10 years with Oregon State Parks, spending his last 2 years with the Gorge State Parks management team. As TKO’s first staff person in July 2017, Steve accepted the challenge of moving from a volunteer-led organization to a statewide effort with staff support of Oregon’s trails. Being driven by people-power, the proof of success is in the smiling faces found in the TKO staff directory and the thousands of volunteers they support each day – at more and more scenic sites across the state.

Skill Snapshot

Trail Construction
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Entry
Full
Expert
Trail Maintenance
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Entry
Full
Expert
Project Preparation
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Entry
Full
Expert
Project Planning & Design
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Entry
Full
Expert
Project & Crew Management
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Entry
Full
Expert
Program Admin & Leadership
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Entry
Full
Expert

Industry Roles

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Upcoming Trainings

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Trainings I Provide

I offer trainings for the following skills:

  • Construction Specifications
  • Corridor Clearing
  • Hand-Built Trail Construction
  • Trail Finishwork
  • Water Management/Drainage Features
  • Water Crossing Structures
  • Retaining Walls
  • Tread Hardening
  • Trailside Structures / Dispersed Recreation
  • Decommissioning Trails
  • Maintenance Specifications
  • Inventory & Assessment
  • Corridor Clearing: Power tools
  • Corridor clearing: Hand Tools
  • Tread Maintenance - Hand tools
  • Drainage Features/Water Management
  • Land Use Plan Alignment
  • Define Purpose and Need of Project
  • Corridor Planning
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Principles
  • Project Cost Estimation
  • Implementation Plan
  • Trail Specifications
  • Design
  • Trail Plans
  • Interpretation
  • Permitting
  • Crew Recruitment
  • Crew Management
  • Jobsite Safety
  • Jobsite Risk Management
  • Performance Management
  • Field-based Resource Protection
  • Program Budgeting
  • Communications
  • Contract Administration
  • Education and Public Outreach
  • Funding/Grants
  • Inspections/Monitoring
  • Partnership and Collaboration
  • Visitor Use Management and Monitoring
  • Agreement Development
  • Sawyer Certification

Please contact me for more details on the trainings I offer.

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Member since Jan 2023
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