Trail Worker Award

This award recognizes an individual that has made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. It is intended to recognize the efforts of a private or public sector individual working for enhanced trail recreation on either the local, state, or national level.


California: Andrew Fulks

Andrew Fulks is Board President and a founder of Tuleyome, a nonprofit conservation organization in California.

Andrew also manages several hundred acres of land as the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve Manager.

Andrew is founder of, a local trails webpage, and is co-founder of the Capay Valley Hiking Club.

One of Andrew’s most significant accomplishments is the efforts he led to open Barryessa Peak to the public after being land-locked for over 150 years. Efforts to splice together public and private components took almost 15 years.The trail to Barryessa Peak was hand-cut by Andrew and a group of volunteers and is now considered one of the premiere “marathon” trails of northern California.

Andrew’s efforts have enhanced the lives and health of his community. His dedicated love of the outdoors has resulted in making spectacular landscapes accessible to the public.