We teach stewardship skills to outdoor-loving people. Our classes range from intro level in basic trail maintenance and invasive species identification to advanced training in trail layout and design, rock work, and more.
Would you like to help protect our native habitats while you hike or enjoy our region’s natural areas? Interested in learning more about the plants you are seeing while enjoying the outdoors? Join the Invasives Strike Force Survey team to help identify and track the distribution of invasive plants that are threatening the health and integrity of our trail systems and natural areas!
The Local Trail Committee Chair (Trail Chair) is an important part of the Trail Conference. Our Trail Chairs take the big-picture view of a region and work with a Program Coordinator to build a positive future for all the trails and volunteers they oversee. Trail Chairs support and empower a team of Trail Supervisors and identify the short- and long-term needs of the trails in their assigned area to ensure the public has a safe and positive experience in the outdoors.
Trail Supervisors are a key part of the Trail Conference. They are the boots on the ground that oversee a team of Trail Maintainers and ensure the trails in their assigned area are maintained in good condition.
As part of our Centennial celebration, we're inviting you to join us for an exclusive, inside look at current projects, ongoing efforts, and plans for upcoming years. As our community grows, we want to thank each and every one of you for supporting us along this journey. Help celebrate a century's worth of accomplishments— and those to come!
Our Volunteers Rock
COVID-19 Volunteer Protocols
As caretakers of the region’s trails and natural areas, the Trail Conference puts the safety of our service members, staff, and trail users first and foremost.
We build trails and teach on-trails skill to our volunteers. Our classes range from Intro level in basic trail maintenance to advanced training in trail layout & design, rock work, and more. Workshops are usually held in the field on real trail projects.