Saturday, January 16, 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 that place into good shape and made ready to greet shooters in this new year.

Physical distancing, at Two AR's Apart, was not an issue for these dedicated volunteers and all enjoyed a beautiful day in the forest.

Trash No Land Board member Craig Yon spearheaded this little get together, other TNL board members joined in, as well as, several folks from the nearby community.

Around noon, the pit was in great shape and lunch was served.  Prizes were handed out and several stayed for a group shoot.

 We got lucky with the weather!  January is not our typical month for trying to do a cleanup!

 BLM officer Williams treated the kids to an inside seat for a little fun on the loud speaker!

 Information was shared, food, prizes and fun was had by all!


Thank you to all the volunteers who came and helped.  We really appreciate it and we hope the regular users of this pit appreciate it as well.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

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 can.

Your committee will focus on, and discuss, recreational target shooting in your local public land area. This is a grass roots effort to save, preserve and improve recreational shooting on public lands.

This meeting hall consists of multiple individual teams in multiple forests who are all on the same 'bigger' team.  We are all focused on the same goal... "to make a positive difference in public land target shooting".
We are fed up with the mess and irresponsible shooting that often happens in our forests. We are strapping on our boots to make a difference Northwest wide. We are getting involve, on a local and regional level, with forest agencies to help monitor and care for our great outdoors. And now we have one central meeting place where we can all learn from each other, share information and implement our ideas to cause a positive difference.
The forum is a private forum, owned and operated by Trash No Land (not regulated by any social media giants).  It is not your typical forum you find on the open web.  There are no classifieds or politics and it's not a place to find secret shooting sites.  It's a forum focused on a mission.
Please join and be a part of a great thing for our great outdoors and the recreational shooting sports.  Click the link below and you'll be off to the shooting range!

Sunday, December 6, 2020

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, 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 already shooting at the lanes, saw their good work, paused their recreation time and lent a hand.

Steve tells us they were able to do a fair job on lanes 3 and 4 but couldn't get the trash at lanes 1 & 2.  They removed 33 bags of trash, three tires, several plastic bins and a hamper, some various pieces of wood, and one really shot up 50 gallon drum lid. It filled two pick ups and the back of a Subaru wagon. All of this off of just two lanes. They were able to get a quick look at lanes 1 & 2 earlier, and while they can certainly use some cleaning, they weren't anywhere near that bad. At least half of the trash taken off of both Lanes 3 & 4 appeared to be non-shooting related dumping. Mostly household trash.

They found this in the parking area at lane 3:

Garbage dump at parking area of lane 3.

They also found pretty much the same household items dumped across from lane 4 (including a computer monitor and three tires).

More illegal dumping near lane 4.

The guys that were shooting on lane 3 took a break, grabbed some bags, and lent a hand.

Big THANK YOU for helping out!

They got a group photo on lane 4 along with the two gentlemen, already at the lane, who proactively joined the clean up. Like the people on lane 3, everyone they met out shooting very much wanted to get involved in volunteer efforts at the lanes.

The disposal cost was shared among the volunteers.
This is the kind of effort we love to see and highly encourage!  A simple shout out for help and great things can happen.  Thank you all for your share~n~care of our great outdoors and the shooting sports on public lands!


Sunday, October 11, 2020

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 Quarry gravel pit, near Welches Oregon, this past Saturday, October 10, 2020.  Armed with implements of trash removal, they pressed on through the relentless onslaught of rain.  And they got wet.  Very wet!

The grass roots cleanup effort was started by a member of the website forum NorthwestFirearms dot com, Tim Huber.  He put out a call for help to clean up one of his favorite places to shoot and was quickly joined by several others who share the same values and concerns.  Knowing quite well, of the poor weather conditions, they stuck to their guns and got it done!

The Miller’s Quarry gravel pit has been a source of contention between nearby residents and target shooters for some time now.  Noise and trash are at the heart of the conflict.  The noise part could be improved if shooters would consider more reasonable hours for shooting, (like late start mornings and done early evenings).  Suppressors would be ideal, however, price and availability inhibit their use.  The trash part should not even happen, as it is every user’s responsibility to remove what they brought in.  Continuous monitoring, reporting and maintenance are very important to this, and any, kind of recreation.

As with most all types of recreation, the responsible users are not the problem.  It’s the ones who either don’t value ownership in the land, don’t make the effort to educate themselves of the rules, haven’t yet developed a firm set of ethics, or perhaps simply don’t care.  Many of these users can be reached through education and information, however there are some who just will not listen.  Responsible users are those who learn the rules, recreate responsibly, practice regular stewardship and help improve recreation through communication to other users.  It is good to see this kind of involvement from responsible target shooters, hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts.

This cleanup was assisted by Clackamas County Dump Stoppers, who dedicated their dump truck, and one of their finest employees Charlie, all day to the cause of quality recreation for all.  Thank you, Dump Stoppers and Charlie!

We also appreciate the BLM for their daily work to provide and improve quality recreation opportunities to all who visit our public lands.

 The Trash No Land organization provided an appreciation BBQ lunch and several volunteers were also members of Trash No Land.

Our twelve volunteers performed a much-needed service in the midst of a rained-out quarry.  They went home with pride in their hearts and some real soggy bottoms!  Thank you all!

Sunday, September 27, 2020


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 recreate as we wish on our public land but it must be done with a standard of ethics and stewardship in our hearts. Every visit to nature must include the ethical virtues of fairness, integrity, responsibility, and respect. We also must adhere to the values of stewardship as we share in the careful and responsible management of our great outdoors.

Public land needs your stewardship and ethics now. And what a better time to do it than on National Public Lands Day! National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26th, is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Since 1944, it is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. This celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.

So pack a lunch, trash bags, and your volunteer spirit. Check the area you wish to go and be sure it is still accessible due to the recent windstorm and wildfires. Plan on being the steward our land needs you to be, this Saturday, Sept 26th.

Take photos and tell us about your Public Lands Day 2020. Email to