2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Project & Training Dates Coming March 2018!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR PROJECTS & TRAININGS!

Blaze The CDT Training - Silver City, NM

Training Date: April 23, 2018      

New Mexico

Join CDTC and the Forest Service in a one day Blaze The CDT Workshop for current CDT Adopters and prospective Blaze The CDT Volunteers. Participants will learn about the Blaze The CDT Campaign and techniques on how to properly mark the CDT in a classroom setting. Current CDT Adopters and prospective Blaze The CDT volunteers are encouraged to attend, learn new skills, and share ideas. This workshop is open to all current and prospective CDT Volunteers and is required training for CDT Adopters and Blaze The CDT Volunteers in the Gila National Forest and surrounding areas.

Once participants have completed this training they are free to register for their segment using our interactive Blaze The CDT Map and become an official Blaze The CDT Volunteer.

 **There will also be a CDT Adopter component to this training for prospective CDT Adopters.**

Blaze The CDT Training - Chama, NM

Training Date: May 2018 TBD      

New Mexico

Join CDTC and the Forest Service in a one day Blaze The CDT Workshop for current CDT Adopters and prospective Blaze The CDT Volunteers. Participants will learn about the Blaze The CDT Campaign and techniques on how to properly mark the CDT in a classroom setting. Current CDT Adopters and prospective Blaze The CDT volunteers are encouraged to attend, learn new skills, and share ideas. This workshop is open to all current and prospective CDT Volunteers and is required training for CDT Adopters and Blaze The CDT Volunteers in the Rio Grande and Carson National Forests and surrounding areas.

Once participants have completed this training they are free to register for their segment using our interactive Blaze The CDT Map and become an official Blaze The CDT Volunteer.

 **There will also be a CDT Adopter component to this training for prospective CDT Adopters.**

CDT Adopter Training - South Fork, CO

Training Date: June 16, 2018      

Colorado

Join CDTC, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the Forest Service in a one day Trail Maintenance Workshop for prospective CDT Adopters. Participants will learn basic trail assessment, maintenance, and construction techniques in a combined classroom and field setting. New and experienced volunteers are encouraged to attend, learn new skills, and share ideas. This workshop is open to all current and prospective CDT Volunteers and is required training for CDT Adopters in the Rio Grande National Forest.

**There will also be a Blaze The CDT component to this Training.**

Field-Based Trail Maintenance Location: TBD

Hiking Distance: 1-2 Miles

Lewis and Clark Pass - Fire Rehab Project*

Project Dates:  June 25-30, 2018

Montana 

CDTC is partnering with Montana Wilderness Association to provide this frontcountry volunteer project near the Alice Creek trailhead. The Alice Creek Fire of 2017 damaged much of the CDT near Lewis and Clark Pass. Trail tread is gone in places and a sign denoting the historic significance of Lewis and Clark Pass was burned. Volunteers will hike from base camp up the Alice Creek drainage to the scenic Lewis and Clark Pass towards Green Mountain to repair the trail and install a new sign on the pass.

*For this project please register here with MWA after March 1st: http://wildmontana.org/discover-the-wild/volunteer-trail-crew

Elevation: 6,424 ft

Hiking Distance: 3-5 miles

Knight Ridge - Backcountry Trail Maintenance Project

Project Dates: July 20-22, 2018                                                                                                                   

Colorado                                                                                                                              

CDTC is partnering with Headwaters Trail Alliance to provide this backcountry volunteer project that will focus on establishing a trail corridor on the 6-mile Knight Ridge, from the Roaring Fork Campground at Arapaho Bay to the Rocky Mountain National Park boundary. Volunteers will assist with tree removal, reestablishing tread, and maintaining existing trail. Volunteers will be transported by Forest Service boat to and from the site and will be backcountry camping during the project.  Volunteers will arrive on the 20th to the boat ramp to be transported and to set up backcountry camp, workdays will be the 21-22, then will be transported back the afternoon of the 22nd.

Elevation: 8200 ft

Hiking Distance: 2-3 miles

Herman Gulch - Colorado Native Brew Crew Project

Project Date: August 4, 2018

Colorado

CDTC is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and AC Golden Brewery’s Colorado Native Brew Crew to provide this 1 day frontcountry project. Water erosion and high traffic has led to significant damage on this segment of the CDT. This will allow volunteers to address many of the needs along the trail, creating a more sustainable trail. We will be holding a post-project happy hour in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the CDT. Volunteers are invited to stay for an hour or two post project to enjoy drinks and snacks.

*The Jones Pass Brew Crew Projects are open to Colorado Native Brew Crew Members-the Official Adopters of the CDT from Herman Gulch to Berthoud Pass. Not a Brew Crew Member but interested in joining? Go online for more info: https://www.coloradonative.com/brew-crew/register/ *

Elevation: 10,000 ft

Hiking Distance: 2-4 miles

Dogshead Trail - Yellowstone National Park Trail Maintenance Project

Project Dates: August 6-9, 2018     

Wyoming

This year CDTC is excited to be partnering again with Yellowstone National Park to host a volunteer project on the Dogshead Trail near Lewis Lake.  Volunteers will work on refurbishing erosion control structures, installing water bars and retainers and a possible reroute along the CDT. Volunteers will arrive and set up camp the evening of August 5th, workdays will be Aug 6th-9th with the 9th being a half day.

**CDTC is still looking for Volunteer Crew Chefs for this project.**

Elevation: 7,200 ft

Hiking Distance: 2-4 miles

CDT Adopter Training - Helena, MT

Training Date: August 11, 2018    

Montana

Join CDTC and the Lewis and Clark National Forest in a one day Trail Maintenance Workshop for prospective CDT Adopters. Participants will learn basic trail assessment, maintenance, and construction techniques in a combined classroom and field setting. New and experienced volunteers are encouraged to attend, learn new skills, and share ideas. This workshop is open to all current and prospective CDT Volunteers and is required training for CDT Adopters in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.

**There will also be a Blaze The CDT component to this Training.**

Field-Based Trail Maintenance Location: TBD

Hiking Distance: 1-2 Miles

MacDonald Pass - Trail Maintenance Project

August 13-15, 2018

Montana

This frontcountry project will support the work to rehabilitate 2.5 miles of an area along the CDT that has suffered massive flooding. Volunteers will work to control erosion by reinforcing and extending the length of the existing erosion structures with new harvested trees and fill them with excavated gravel and soil. Volunteers may also assist with installing CDT signs along the Trail. Volunteers will arrive the evening of the 12th to set up camp, workdays being the 13th-15th.

***CDTC is still looking for Volunteer Crew Chefs for this project.***

Elevation: 6,312 ft

Hiking Distance: 2-5 miles

Canjilon Lakes #1 - Trail Maintenance Project

Project Dates: August 29-31, 2018

New Mexico

This frontcountry project will support the work to rehabilitate 5 miles of an area along the CDT that has been affected by constant blow down which has resulted in the closure of the CDT and surrounding areas until now. Volunteers will work to reestablish the tread and install drainage structures where needed and may also assist with installing CDT signs as reassurance markers along the Trail. Volunteers will arrive the evening of the 28th to set up camp, workdays will be the 29th-31st.

This project is broken up into 2 separate projects. Volunteers can choose to register for one or both of the Canjilon Lakes projects, if you plan on going to both, make sure to register for both

Elevation: 9,000 ft

Hiking Distance: 2-5 miles

Canjilon Lakes #2 - Trail Maintenance Project

Project Dates: September 1-3, 2018

New Mexico

This frontcountry project will support the work to rehabilitate 5 miles of an area along the CDT that has been affected by constant blow down which has resulted in the closure of the CDT and surrounding areas until now. Volunteers will work to reestablish the tread and install drainage structures where needed and may also assist with installing CDT signs as reassurance markers along the Trail. Volunteers will arrive the evening of August 31st to set up camp, workdays will be September 1st-3rd.

This project is broken up into 2 separate projects. Volunteers can choose to register for one or both of the Canjilon Lakes projects, if you plan on going to both, make sure to register for both

Elevation: 9,000 ft

Hiking Distance: 2-5 miles

CDT Adopter Training - Idaho Springs, CO

Training Date: September 15, 2018    

Colorado

Join CDTC, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and the Clear Creek Ranger District in a one day Trail Maintenance Workshop for prospective CDT Adopters. Participants will learn basic trail assessment, maintenance, and construction techniques in a combined classroom and field setting. New and experienced volunteers are encouraged to attend, learn new skills, and share ideas. This workshop is open to all current and prospective CDT Volunteers and is required training for CDT Adopters in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.

**There will also be a Blaze The CDT component to this Training.**

Field-Based Trail Maintenance Location: TBD

Hiking Distance: Less than 1 Mile

National Public Lands Day Project

Project Dates: September 2018 TBD

 

Gila National Forest Trail Maintenance Project

Project Dates: Fall 2018 TBD

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR PROJECTS & TRAININGS!

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