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Oregon volunteer leader Paul Martin Smith dies

Long-time PCTA organizer, leader and trail maintainer Paul Martin Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, following complications from cancer. He was 64.

Paul, PCTA’s 2009 Regional Trail Maintainer of the Year, led the Mid-Oregon Volunteers for many years. A PCTA volunteer since 2006, he was highly recognized for his unselfish ... Read more

PCTA’s Ian Nelson gets an award from the top

During a regular Monday morning meeting of his most senior staff members, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell picked up a heavy plaque made of green and white granite inscribed with some very special words: “Ian Nelson” and “Wilderness Champion.”

Nelson is PCTA’s longest serving regional representative, covering Southern Oregon ... Read more

PCTA annual awards – accepting nominations

Alice Krueper Award. Photo by Jack Haskel

Dear Friends of PCTA,

Each year the Pacific Crest Trail Association honors those who have given their time and energy to the Pacific Crest Trail, and continually seek to preserve and protect this international treasure. At this time, we invite you to nominate candidates for one of the Association’s annual ... Read more

Trail Crew Technical Advisor – three positions to be filled

We’re hiring three Trail Crew Technical Advisors. Lead the nation’s premier volunteer-based trail crew programs on the spectacular Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This is a great career-building opportunity for rising professionals.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

Work with youth and volunteer trail crews, teaching excellent... Read more