The High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
Support the Volunteers of the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
As you consider your plans for donations
and giving, we ask everyone to always remember the hard work and
accomplishments performed by the Volunteers of the High Sierra
Volunteer Trail Crew.
Empowering our Volunteers to work in good stewardship, together -
for the conservation and preservation of America's great national
Throughout their many years of dedication
and efforts of good Environmental Stewardship, the High Sierra
Volunteer Trailcrew has been recognized for all their hard work and
awarded several service awards because of it.
"Number One Volunteer Organization in the Sierra National
"An Organization that should be used as a framework and copied
all of our public lands."
We are truly honored with the unique role we perform as well as the
many services we provide
toward the preservation of some of
America's great national treasures. To provide Corporate Sponsorship,
a legacy gift, or to just be a part of this important piece of good
environmental stewardship, we invite you to join in and support the
Volunteers of the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew. -
This Seasons Trips and Events
Trail Crew Events for 2013
(browse the calendar for upcoming
Click here for a full list of Trail Crew Events
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Vital Trail Maintenance Program
Projects and Trips for Families and Friends
Vital Trail Maintenance is one of the key
support functions we provide. Responsible for close to a half a
million acers of wilderness and other forest lands, The High Sierra
Volunteer Trail Crew offers outdoor trips that can accomadate friends
and family of almost any age and ability.
From easy car
camping at Edison or Florence Lakes - to long backpack trips down the
John Muir Trail - you can find almost any level of activity you want
to do. Not to mention campfire meals and friendship that are hard to
replicate anywhere else in life.
The Sierra Nevada
Mountain Range is some of America's most beautiful scenery. John Muir
called it "The Range of Light." And, you can either come alone or
bring along your friends and family. Because, you will learn as many
have learned over the years, Trail Crew trips really are "Trips of a
Volunteers can work as much or as little as they want. On a normal
day our volunteers head out on trails to clear fallen trees, maintain
erosion control, restore trail tread, clear encroaching brush, and
most of all enjoy the Sierra Nevada and all it has to offer. The VTM
program has been the heart of HSVTC since its inception. And best of
all for our volunteers - it's all FREE!
For the latest news
and information on the VTM program, see our
Trip Schedule . To sign-up for one of our VTM trips head over to our
Trip Registration page. (Registration required)
Youth - Outdoor Education Programs
The Future of Good Environmental Stewardship
Involvement and education of our youth in
good environmental stewardship as well as the greater world around
them, is paramount to the future of our forest lands. The HSVTC
actively encourages youth of all ages to participate in our program.
We are currently seeking school and youth programs to partner with us
in order to provide these educational outdoor experiences. If you are
interested in participating, or in partnering with HSVTC for this
Contact-Us and express your interest in our Youth Education Programs.
Forest Facilities Management
Yes, we do lots of other things too.
One of The High Sierra Volunteer Trail
Crew's goals is to provide volunteer opportunities for all that are
willing. Our Forest Facilities Maintenance division is for those that
do not want to hike to a work site each day but would rather work in
one location on a project. Some of our past projects have been to
reclaim the Great Western Rainbow Mine on the upper Kings River.
During the event we
removed wooden & steel buildings, old equipment and vehicles, and
tons of mining debris. Our Save the Bears project moved 800 steel
bear proof food lockers from Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia
National Parks and installed them in campgrounds throughout the
Edison & Florence Lakes region, Huntington Lake and Wishon and
We also removed an old building, one board
at a time, over a 5 day period. And then repurposed all the wood to a
community garden program in order to build planting beds here in Fresno. We
are also working on the restoration of various USFS and DFG cabins in local
and remote locations that your skills can come in very handy, so give
Shane Krogen a call to talk about the 2013 FFM opportunities.
For the latest news and information on the FFM program, see our
Trip Schedule . To sign up for one of our FFM trips head over to our
Trip Registration page. (Registration required)