West Cascades Trail Skills College

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Congratulations Class of 2019!

The 2019 West Cascades Trail Skills College was made possible thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, High Cascades Forest Volunteers, Oregon State Parks, Osprey, and PCTA’s Mid-Oregon Volunteers. These sponsors and partners welcomed more than 90 volunteers to play in the dirt and learn new skills, like Tread Reconstruction and Basic Saw Crew Training, on the Willamette National Forest.

Thank you to the volunteer instructors, partners, and staff for hosting this training, and thank you to the central Oregon volunteer community for coming out to learn these skills.

Remember, Trail Skills College is offered free of charge in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of trails. In exchange for attending the training, we encourage you to volunteer at least 16 hours of work on trail projects in the coming year. Visit the online volunteer schedule to learn more.

Can’t wait for next year?

West Cascades Trail Skills College usually takes place in May. Details for the 2020 Trail Skills College will be available in spring 2020.

But don’t forget, you can learn new trail maintenance skills by volunteering on a PCTA trail crew any time. Most crews don’t require any previous trail maintenance experience. Knowledgeable and experienced crew leaders are on site to teach you the necessary skills.  Visit the online volunteer schedule to find trail projects near you.

If you have questions about Trail Skills College, contact PCTA’s Volunteer Program at 916-285-1838 or [email protected].

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