The Ashton/Island Park Ranger District is seeking multiple individuals, clubs, and organizations to adopt their favorite National Forest trail. This program is designed for individuals, clubs, and community organizations who are dedicated to keeping the Forest trail system well maintained and enjoyable. The Ranger District has over 200 miles of motorized and non-motorized trails that vary in terrain, elevation, and difficulty.
Volunteers will provide basic maintenance on either an entire trail, a section of trail, or a trailhead for a one-year period. Basic maintenance includes clearing the trail of fallen timber, limbs, and brush; removing fallen rock and debris; cleaning and repairing water drainage feature; repair and maintenance of bridges and stream crossings; sign and trail marker maintenance; trailhead clean-up, and trash pick-up.
Training and some hand tools will be provided by the Ranger District, but use of power saws requires additional training and certification.
Forest staff will coordinate and oversee trail maintenance, but volunteers will work on their own schedule and at their own pace, as long as annual trail maintenance goals are met.
In addition to food, clothing and footwear, volunteers must provide their own transportation to, from, and along the trail. The Ranger District will arrange for media releases and recognition of the individual, group, or organization commitment.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing provided.