Volunteer trail group partnerships

PCT Volunteer group partnerships. Photo by Cynthia Higgins

Partnerships are a vital component in maintaining a 2650 mile trail. The PCTA works with numerous nonprofit and community groups throughout the trail to ensure the PCT is maintained, protected, and enjoyed! Many of the nonprofit and community organizations we work with provide local volunteer trail maintenance opportunities, group hikes, and youth education. To learn more about some of the nonprofit and community organizations the PCTA works with please visit their websites.

Washington Trails Association (WTA)

www.wta.org; Seattle, WA

The WTA is a voice for hikers in Washington state. They work to protect hiking trails and wild lands, taking volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors.

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA)

www.pnt.org; Sedro-Woolley, WA

The mission of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association is to construct, protect and maintain the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail in a manner that makes a lasting contribution to the recreation, education, and enjoyment of present and future generations.

High Cascades Forest Volunteers

www.highcascadesvolunteers.com; Mid-Oregon

Working on the PCT in the Deshutes and Willamette National Forests in mid-Oregon the mission of the High Cascades Forest Volunteers is to help maintain, restore and preserve the public lands and resources administered by the National Forest Service for present and future generations.

Ashland and Woodland Trails Association (AWTA)

www.ashlandtrails.org; Ashland, OR

The AWTA is committed to helping Ashland preserve, maintain and provide appropriate public access to the city’s woodlands and trails for the people of the community.

Mount Shasta Trail Association (MSTA)

www.mountshastatrailassociation.org; Mount Shasta, CA

The Mount Shasta Trail Association promotes hiking in the Mount Shasta region of northern California. They build trails, advocate for more access to trails and trail protection, and work to conserve the natural beauty of the area.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA)

www.tahoerimtrail.org; Tahoe, CA

The TRTA mission is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and promote access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe Region. They provide volunteer trail maintenance opportunities, trainings, group hikes, and outdoor education.

High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew (HSVTC)

www.trailcrew.org; Clovis, CA

The High Sierra Volunteers Trail Crew motto is to empower volunteers to serve the needs of our public lands, forests and communities. They provide volunteer trail maintenance opportunities, youth education programs, and forest facilities management.

Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association (TMTA)

www.tehachapitrails.org; Tehachapi, CA

TMTA members are walkers, hikers, road bicyclists, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and outdoor enthusiasts interested in developing and preserving multi-use non motorized trails throughout the greater Tehachapi area.

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS)

www.sierratrails.org; Graeagle, CA

The SBTS is dedicated to the preservation of trails, and the access to those trails, in and around the Sierra Buttes area in Plumas and Sierra counties.

Friends of the Inyo (FOI)

www.friendsoftheinyo.org; Bishop, CA

The FOI is dedicated to the exploration, preservation and stewardship of the public lands of the Eastern Sierra.

Klamath Trails Alliance (KTA)

www.klamathtrails.org; Klamath Falls, OR

The KTA works cooperatively with trail users, land owners, and others to promote, develop, and maintain a network of trails for non-motorized recreation in and around Klamath County.

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Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton