Trail Work Opportunities

 

FOREST SERVICE TRAIL WORK OPPORTUNITIES

 

Contact the Forest Service. If you are in the Salt Lake Ranger District contact the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation(volunteer@cottonwoodcanyons.org or 801-930-5010 ext.100) as they are overseeing the Forest Service Trail work projects in our local canyons. Set up a day to work as soon as the trails are accessible. Make sure the CCF or FS knows why you are doing this and be sure to obtain a signature by one of the CCF or FS officials to verify that you have done the work. Forms my also be signed by a Wasatch 100 committee member or designee. For those who live near the Wasatch Front, the work should be done in the Wasatch Mountains. FOR THOSE WO DO NOT LIVE NEAR THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS, the work should be done on your local trails with your local Forest Service. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO FOREST SERVICE TRAILS, your trail work my be done with your local parks and recreation organizations. A written request for exception is required and must be apporved by the Race committee. Take this form with you when you do the work – the agency you are working for will not have this form. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT VOLUNTEERING AT ANOTHER RACE OR TRAIL WORK PERFORMED FOR ENTRY INTO ANOTHER RACE.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST WEEK OR TWO TO SCHEDULE AND DO YOUR TRAIL WORK!  SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN TO CANCEL OR DELAY YOUR WORK DAY AND NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GIVEN!!!

 

TO: ALL TRAIL WORK VOLUNTEERS

The following suggestions can help improve your productivity during volunteer projects. Weather conditions are unpredictable and can change quickly during your work project, also the type of hand tools used require appropriate clothing and some personal items that will enhance your safety and comfort.

Required: Long pants, Boots (light weight hiking boots with good support and traction), leather work gloves (please no cloth gardening gloves), 2 liters of water per volunteer (please limit soda and sports drinks), light lunch and snacks, Day pack.

Suggested: Extra Tee shirt, rain gear, sunglasses, water, and a full brim hat to keep the sun off your head. Group leaders please include a First Aid kit, emergency space blanket, spare work gloves, toilet items, and sunscreen.

An important part of any outdoor experience is being prepared. All volunteers are required to wear long pants, and boots and gloves to allow for safe and a more comfortable, productive work experience. Personal items such as extra clothes, water, and food will need to be carried in a day pack leaving hands free to carry tools to the project site. Safety during your volunteer project is our first priority.