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National Monument

CSNM Trail Stewards

Cascade-Siskiyou photo

Becoming a Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Trail Steward is an exciting way to become a supporter of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument/Soda Mountain Wilderness while exploring the monuments trails. From June through mid-September Trail Stewards actively assist monument staff with trail management on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and trails within the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Trail stewards participate in trail maintenance activities such as clearing the trails for use, using hand tools to improve the tread surface, and completing trail condition assessments. Trail Stewards also help teach visitors the importance of "Leave No Trace," a program encouraging people to reduce their impacts while recreating in the outdoors as well as distributing maps and other monument information.

Trail Condition Assessment

Trail condition assessments help identify needed trail work as well as in prioritizing work for the field season. Condition assessments can be done independently by Trail Stewards any time they feel like going for a hike.

Summer Trail Workdays

Each and every Thursday in July and August we are planning trail workdays in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (Pacific Crest Trail, Lone Pilot Trail) and nearby local trails (Grizzly Peak, Lily Glenn Trail, Buck Prairie Nordic trails). Each Thursday meet at Shop N' Kart in Ashland at 8:00am to carpool to the trail. We will work until approximately 2pm. Please email or call Dennis Byrd at dbyrd@blm.gov or 541-618-2369 if you are planning on coming.

Partner Volunteer Opportunities

For more information on trail volunteer opportunities, please visit the Siskiyou Mountain Club website.