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National Monument

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Volunteer Opportunities

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument photo

Trail Stewards

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. Volunteers donate a minimum of three trail days in addition to one day of training to assist in trail maintenance, visitor contact, and trail monitoring. Trail stewards 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 stewards also 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.

Becoming a Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Trail Steward is an exciting way to become a supporter of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument while exploring the monuments trails. Participants need to be skilled in hiking and outdoor recreation.

Upcoming Events

June 13-15, 2014 - Big Bend Trail Skills College

Big Bend Trail Skills College - past years activities

Learn trail skills with the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and the Pacific Crest Trail Association at the Big Bend Trail Skills College! If you are interested in volunteering in helping to maintain the PCT and wilderness trails in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, this training event is a great opportunity to learn new trail maintenance skills or refine the ones you may already have. Courses will be available for all skill levels with basic and advanced courses being offered. This is a free event. Camping and meals will be provided at no cost to attendees. Please go to http://www.pcta.org/trail-skills-college/index.php for more details.

Past Events

June 7-8, 2013 - Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Logout

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument photo

Come help complete the log out of the Pacific Crest Trail through the Soda Mountain Wilderness. An eight (8) mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail travels through the Soda Mountain Wilderness and requires the use of crosscut saws and axes to clear the trail of trees that have fallen over the trail during the winter. This will be an overnight pack goat supported trip. If interested please register early as there is a 12 person limit. Volunteers do not have to be certified to use crosscut saws as certified monument staff will lead the project.

September 14, 2013 - National Public Lands Day Event

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument photo

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will be hosting a National Public Lands Day Event on September 14th. The project will consist of rehabilitating a meadow and completing construction of a short segment of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Medford BLM is working in conjunction with the Friends of the CSNM to put on this event. The Friends Group will be providing lunch and snacks for volunteers. Space is limited so if you are interested in participating please contact Dennis Byrd to get registered. Updates will be posted here so check back or call/email Dennis at 541-618-2369 / dbyrd@blm.gov.

How to Volunteer

Print application and mail:
Dennis Byrd
Monument Recreation Planner
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504

Fill out the online volunteer form.

For questions contact:
Dennis Byrd
Phone: 541-618-2369
Email: dbyrd@blm.gov