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#1 highz

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:31 PM

I thought I would post the link to Wilderness Volunteers:

http://www.wildernes...t/about_who.php
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#2 ski3pin

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

highz, thanks for posting this! You may also find there are opportunities at your local level as well. We are close to both the Desolation Wilderness and also the Mokelumne Wilderness and both have volunteer programs to help with monitoring, information, trail maintenance, and other outdoor service.

Desolation Wilderness Volunteers: http://desowv.org/
Mokelumne Wilderness Volunteers: http://www.fs.fed.us...mwv/index.shtml

You may find that a Wilderness area close to you also has a local volunteer group.
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#3 Barko1

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:53 AM

I thought I would post the link to Wilderness Volunteers:

http://www.wildernes...t/about_who.php

Some pretty interesting stuff on there!
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:24 PM

The Tahoe Rim Trail is all ways looking for help. There are 2 trail building activities people can be involved with. I volunteer and take care of maintanence for a section.

http://www.tahoerimtrail.org/


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#5 Dughlas Stiubhart

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:29 PM

The Tahoe Rim Trail is all ways looking for help. There are 2 trail building activities people can be involved with. I volunteer and take care of maintanence for a section.

http://www.tahoerimtrail.org/


So, Patrick, are you a member of the 165 Mile Club?
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

No not a member of the 165 mile club. I’m a sawyer and clear down trees on my section of trail. I’ve just day hiked some of the sections around the Lake.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:28 PM

We have an active group of Forest Volunteers on the Los Padres Forest, the Los Padres Forest Association and others, including the BackCountry Horsemen. If any of you are in the area and would like to get involved you can reach the LPFA at: My link

A couple of photos of our activities;
[IMG]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb443/highnlite/Heath/IMG_1473.jpg[/IMG[/img]

[IMG]http://i1206.photobu...th/IMG_1485.jpg
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#8 highz

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

... You may also find there are opportunities at your local level as well. ...


OK, thinking locally:

USFS: Usually, if you go to the local district ranger station and ask about volunteering, you will get a positive response. Depends somewhat on the district ranger's philosophy, though. That's what I have done here in the Lincoln. The duties haven't been glamorous (staffing an information station during a forest closure, picking up trash and trail building), but it's work that needed doing. I hope to do more when I retire.

The other organization I know of that is active in the Lincoln NF (and elsewhere) is Rails to Trails

And in New Mexico in general, there is New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors. Don't know much about them other than they exist.

Then, there is the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. This is considered a radical group by the ranchers in these parts, ever since they started advocating to make Otero Mesa a National Monument. :rolleyes: They also advocate for roadless areas, which upsets the local off-road enthusiasts. I don't want to stray into politics here, but the group does have volunteer activities. I know there are some New Mexico off-road organizations, too (to present the other side of the coin), but don't know who to recommend. Maybe Barko knows?
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#9 Dughlas Stiubhart

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:31 PM

We have an active group of Forest Volunteers on the Los Padres Forest, the Los Padres Forest Association and others, including the BackCountry Horsemen. If any of you are in the area and would like to get involved you can reach the LPFA at: My link

A couple of photos of our activities;
[IMG]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb443/highnlite/Heath/IMG_1473.jpg[/IMG[/img]

[IMG]http://i1206.photobu...th/IMG_1485.jpg


You don't seem to be working very hard in this photo, GBG :unsure:
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