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A Core Track Presentation
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.
by Ann Baker Easley, Executive Director, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), Dean Winstanley, Director of Statewide Stewardship, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), Tom Mullin, Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine
The need for increased public engagement in trail stewardship is not a new challenge. Today, given the magnitude of increased outdoor recreation, over-use and damage of outdoor resources, stagnant or declining land management budgets, and limited skilled volunteer capacity, we need new approaches and practices to ensure we have skilled and sustained volunteer resources in place to meet our 21st century trail stewardship needs. 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.
This manual was created to accompany the Crew Leader training program developed by the Ozark Trail Association (OTA). It serves as an aid to volunteer Crew Leaders working with other volunteers to build and maintain single-track natural surface trails in the Ozarks region of Missouri. This manual is designed to serve as a baseline for trail construction and maintenance and as an introduction to leading small groups of volunteers on natural surface trail construction and maintenance events.
The Crew Leader Handbook is designed to provide information for Crew Leaders organizing and overseeing projects on the North Country National Scenic Trail. This Handbook is intended as a compliment to the in-person North Country Trail Association Crew Leader training program, which is available to all volunteers looking to expand their skills sets and gain new leadership skills.
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.