How to Develop a Trail Crew Leader Program

This webinar will provide an overview of elements associated with creating a Trail Crew Leader Program.

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September 01, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

Creating trail crew leaders to support an agency or organizations trail objectives has a lot of moving parts. This webinar will provide an overview of elements associated with creating a Trail Crew Leader Program. Steps to take when recruiting crew leaders will be reviewed. Elements to consider when developing a training program will be discussed. Programmatic essentials like budgeting and managing crew leaders will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recruiting Crew Leaders
  • Crew Leader training program considerations
  • Program Budget development


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

Questions & Answers

Webinar Resources

  • Kim Frederick Webinar Presentation: How to Develop a Trail Crew Leader Program (pdf)
  • Washington Trails Association Trail Crew Leader 2020 (pdf)
  • 2020-Crew-Leader-Brochure JCOS (pdf)
  • ACE Crew Leader (pdf)
  • Application_Volunteer-In-Parks-NPS (pdf)
  • Crew Leader Agenda 16 Hour Workshop (pdf)
  • Crew Leader Agenda 8 Hour Workshop (pdf)
  • Crew Leader Budget and Gantt Chart (pdf)
  • Crew Leader Interview Questions (pdf)
  • Crew Leader Mentor Feedback (pdf)
  • Volunteer Employment Application (pdf)
  • Volunteer Trail Crew Leader Job Description (pdf)
  • Word documents of (some of) the above handouts (you can view the documents only; to edit, download and save a copy)

    Webinar Partners


    Kim Frederick, Owner, Chinook Associates LLC
    Golden, Colorado

    Kim Frederick created Chinook Associates LLC in 1990. It is a consulting company established to provide all aspects of recreational trail system management, working closely with government, community and volunteer leaders. Included among Chinook’s many successes are: Creation and delivery of trail development, design and management workshops throughout the United States, Italy, Lebanon and Mexico, trail master plan development, construction management and the analysis of existing trail systems and creation of management plans to implement corrective measures, .

    Kim is a talented and accomplished Trails Program Manager with over 40 years of experience in developing partnerships, teaching, directing staff, and managing projects. As the Trails Services Supervisor for Jefferson County Open Space (Colorado) he managed a professional staff, youth corps, and volunteers in the development and management of over 250 miles of trail. This multi-use trail system connects urban areas with foothills parks and experiences over 7 million visitors annually.

    The Mission of the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative (COTI) was to provide conservation leadership and land stewardship skills training to agencies and organizations. As a founding member and Board Chairperson for COTI, Kim provided the leadership for the successful partnership of over 40 Federal, State, and local agencies, and other groups. This partnership has resulted in well-trained crew leaders and individuals, who maintained high quality standards, were extremely productive, increased their effectiveness as employees, and provided an excellent volunteer experience.


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