After almost three years of property-owner negotiations, permitting challenges, and construction, Phase 2 of the Stafford Basin Trail is now open for business! This extension adds an additional mile and a half to the loop trail system that Alta also designed with the City of Lake Oswego (OR) in 2006. Alta Planning + Design provided full landscape architectural services for this 1.5-mile long trail for the City of Lake Oswego and the Three Rivers Land Conservancy. The trail passes through a rapidly developing region of the Portland metropolitan region; however, the dominant character of the trail setting is rural agricultural due in large part to the Three Rivers Land Conservancy’s efforts to acquire and preserve large farm sites where the trail is located. The scope of work included trail alignment development, wetland delineation at three sites, state and local permitting, design development, construction document production, cost estimates, and construction oversight. Trail amenities included interpretive signs, native riparian plantings/wetlands restoration, two boardwalks, benches, and picnic tables. Alta then provided design services for Phase II improvements, connecting Phase I and the Rosemont Road pathway.