Foundation and Donations

Support the Trail Center


The California Trail Interpretive Center encourages visitors to help support education and interpretation at the Trail Center. Through our partners, you can make a difference! Individuals wishing to donate directly to the California Trail Interpretive Center should make checks out to California Trail Interpretive Center. Those donating above $250 will have the honor of their name appearing on the donor board in the Trail Center lobby. Mail to BLM, California Trail Center 3900 E. Idaho Street Elko, NV 89801.

California Trail Center Foundation

The California Trail Center Foundation was established in 2009 to help raise funds for the final phases of construction, exhibit, and development for the California Trail Interpretive Center.  In recent years, the mission of the Foundation has broadened to one of keeping the history of the California Trail alive, and helping protect and preserve the Trail through education and outreach, marketing, advocacy, and fund raising.

Every membership supports the California Trail Interpretive Center and Trail preservation. When you join other enthusiasts to become a member, or renew your membership, you directly support interpretation, education, and special events ad the California Trail Interpretive Center. Your contribution helps preserve the Trail and its history for the benefit of current and future generations.

Southern Nevada Conservancy

Southern Nevada Conservancy was initially contracted by the Bureau of Land Management for exhibit planning and installation. Today, they support the Trail Center through the non-profit bookstore. Proceeds from the bookstore support education and interpretation programs and special projects.