Space open in Oregon Trail Skills Colleges – FREE

The Pacific Crest Trail Association, the High Cascade Forest Volunteers, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to sign up for our Westfir or Allingham Trail Skills Colleges in Oregon. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers in a variety of topics from trail maintenance to invasive species identification. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in providing quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.

This training event is offered to volunteers free of charge in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of our trails. Camping and meals are also provided at no additional cost throughout the weekend. In exchange, we ask participants to donate at least 16 hours of their time over the year volunteering on the many projects offered by the High Cascades Forest Volunteers and the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

Interested in photography? Volunteer photographers are needed to documents these training events. If you are interested in this opportunity contact Judy Mitchell at [email protected] or (541) 554-8182.

The Westfir Trail Skills College will run May 16-18, near Oakridge, Oregon. The Alligham Trail Skills College will run June 6-8, near Sisters, Oregon. Learn more about the event, view the classes being offered, and register for either of these trainings with the High Cascades Forest Volunteers.

We need your help! Join us at our marquee training school.

We need your help! Join us at our marquee training school.


Author: Gina Edwards

As the Volunteer Programs Assistant, Gina helps coordinate trail maintenance projects for our 1,637 volunteers. She's involved with everything from project planning to volunteer recruitment. Want to volunteer with us? Shoot her an email and she'll help find you the perfect project!