Our work

A sense of place

Trail volunteers work on a dirt trail with trees and rocks in the background

By Southern Sierra Regional Trail Stewardship Coordinator Michelle DiMeglio

Trail work facilitates a unique connection to the land.  We’re not just caring for the trail, we also benefit from spending time in that place, in stewarding a section of this 2-foot wide, 2650 mile long footpath.

How often do you ... Read more

Trail Skills College is back!

Two people use a crosscut saw while others observe

With input from Training Coordinator Landon Welsh.

Trail Skills College is back in session!  

It’s finally summer, and field season is well underway across the Pacific Crest Trail—check our Project Schedule for a long list of upcoming volunteer opportunities.  

Whether you’re brand new to trail work, or a seasoned volunteer ... Read more

The Diversity of the Desert

A photo of a scrub jay perched on a dead branch

By Michelle Daneri. Michelle is our Southern California Regional Trail Stewardship Coordinator. She is an avid naturalist, who spends free time camping, surfing, and bird watching all over Southern California.

Having worked in the outdoor industry for eight years, I’ve been fortunate to befriend my fair share of thru-hikers. One ... Read more