Trail Steward Program
CAMBA’s Trail Steward Program is a volunteer-based trail maintenance initiative to help CAMBA’s Trail Crew and Trail Chiefs stay up to date on the on-going maintenance needs of our many trails.
Trail Steward volunteers can get involved on several different levels, the most basic being simply providing additional eyes on the trails to help identify maintenance needs. On a greater level, Steward volunteers take responsibility for keeping a trail or a segment of a longer trail in good riding condition throughout the season. Of course, should there be a major weather event or trail remediation needed due to logging or other impact, the respective Steward will rally a larger group to address that specific project.
As a Trail Steward Volunteer you will be asked to:
Ride, Review & Report
All you need to do is:
- Ride a designated segment of trail at least once every other week through the season.
- Review the conditions
- Report needed work to the respective Chief.
If you would like to get involved, many segments or entire trails are available for adoption. CAMBA can provide a folding handsaw to carry while you ride and other hand and power tools for more involved projects. CAMBA will provide all Trail Steward volunteers with a custom piece of apparel and other swag as a thank you for your efforts.
If you would like to take a more active role CAMBA’s Trail Crew will train you to perform routine light maintenance on that trail including removing debris from the trails, posting signs and maps where missing, cutting brush along the trail and, if you also have a chainsaw certification, cutting blow downs and deadfall off the trail. Note: anyone operating a chainsaw on National Forest trails (Delta, Drummond, Namakagon Clusters) must have at least Level A Apprentice Sawyer certification. CAMBA prefers, however, that all volunteers using a chainsaw on behalf of CAMBA receive this training and certification, which also includes basic first aid.
Contact CAMBA using the email in the footer, if there is a trail or section of trail that you would like to adopt. Be part of the team.