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The Adopt-a-Trail manual addresses the work accomplished in the Adopt-a-Trail program. This manual is meant to acquaint the maintainer with park procedures, duties involved in adopting a trail, and methods for safely performing those duties.
The information that is gathered by Adopt-a-Trail teams will be utilized by the National
Park Service in the following ways:
Maintenance staff will follow-up to repair trail surface, structural problems, and signage concerns reported to them.
Interpretation, Education & Visitor Services rangers will replace maps and information that is reported missing, faded, or incorrect on bulletin boards and kiosks.
Visitor & Resource Protection rangers will ensure protection of resources by responding to reports of resource degradation and violations, and serious injuries or illness.
Resource Management staff will respond to reports of resource disturbance.
NPS staff will use information about dumpsite locations to target these sites for clean-ups by staff and/or volunteers.
Published January 2011
This handbook defines the role of the SCA and the Programs’ policies and guidelines. It is to be referred to and followed. There are three sections- general information, a section specifically for the Leader Team Crew Leader, and a section specifically for the Leader Team Members.
This handbook is intended to provide consistency among the National Park Service (NPS) units responsible for implementing the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and to offer guidance for establishing and operating the YCC throughout the NPS.
A compilation of best practices and guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and management of your trail employing sustainable design.
The Recreational Trails Program directly addresses our desire to put young people to work, provide equitable access to nature, and provide resilient responses to natural disasters