Volunteers

Putting people to work on the trails: youth corps, service and conservation corps, AmeriCorps, and other programs for young Americans. Volunteer programs include maintenance, trail building, monitoring, training, promoting, and developing volunteerism.

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posted Jun 24, 2019

Volunteer Stewardship Tools

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Explore the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.


posted Jun 3, 2019

Advancing Trail Stewardship: Developing Sustainable Volunteer Programs

by Ann Baker Easley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Dean Winstanley with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Tom Mullin with University of Southern Maine

This workshop focuses on practical ways for outdoor stewardship organizations and agencies to grow and expand the volunteer stewardship sector with greater organizational reliability and consistency across volunteer programs and in technical skill practices.

  tags: partnerships, volunteers

posted Apr 11, 2019

North Country Trail Handbook

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.


posted Apr 5, 2019

Improve Your Volunteer Stewardship Toolbox

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Learn from three organizations about the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.


posted Mar 27, 2019

Adopter Handbook for North county Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail facilitates trail maintenance through a system of Trail Adopters who take responsibility for sections of trail. The NCTA Adopter Handbook notes that “A good trail experience is what gains support for the trail and ultimately increases membership.” The Handbook details standards for signs, blazes, tread, bridges, and campsites.


posted Feb 28, 2019

Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination

This webinar will discuss how the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ attention has focused in the past few years on creating more inclusive public access through youth programs and collaborations.


posted Feb 15, 2019

Volunteer Guide to Trail Protection

by North Country National Scenic Trail

As we forge ahead building new trail each year, particularly on private land, how will we make sure the trail and the surrounding area are enjoyed into future generations?

  tags: landowner, land

posted Sep 5, 2018

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Stepping Up Stewardship

VOC announces their Stepping Up Stewardship Toolkit: a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive set of resources specifically designed to help other groups and organizations start or expand their volunteer programs.

  tags: volunteers, maintenance, training

posted Aug 28, 2018

Volunteers maintain Chief Joseph Ski Trail System in Montana

The Chief Joseph Ski Trail System in southwest Montana provides for easy and safe use by a variety of winter visitors.


posted Aug 22, 2018

My Public Lands -- Middle School Teaching Guide

by Bureau of Land Management

Through this teaching guide, students learn to locate national scenic and historic trails that they can visit with their families. Students also carefully read the inspirational language of the National Trails System Act, which motivates them to explore public lands and highlights the crucial role of volunteers in trail maintenance.

  tags: education, public lands