This course is ideal for those who have prior trail project experience.
One well-trained Crew Leader can guide up to ten people on a trail construction or maintenance project, and this two-day training will expand your ability to perform high-quality stewardship work. Each trainee will receive hands-on training in effective crew leadership as well as the construction and maintenance of sustainable trails, including tool use and safety. You will also receive a Crew Leader Manual, a set of quick reference cards, and other materials to take home and apply directly to stewardship projects.
Please note the classroom portion of this training will be held Friday evening, March 27, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in Delta. The trail portion will be held Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM in the Palisade Rim/Plunge area. This course also features an online component** prior to the workshop in order to maximize efficiency and on-the-ground coursework; the online course is self-paced and takes 4-5 hours to complete.
Cost: This training is sponsored by the BLM Grand Junction and Uncompahgre Field Offices.
- $40 for Trainees who are members of recreational volunteer groups affiliated with either field office. Be sure to put your group affiliation in the spaces provided when registering.
- $100 for all other Trainees. Please contact Dan Williams either by email or at 303-715-1010 ext. 117 to register. Please note Dan is out of the office until Friday, January 31.
Refunds will be provided to those who cancel at least 2 weeks before the training date. Accommodations and meals will not be provided.
**The online course is provided in partnership with Colorado Mountain College to make it easier and faster for volunteers, students, and professionals to obtain the skills necessary to effectively care for Colorado's natural resources.
About Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI)
Originally created in collaboration with other organizations, OSI offers affordable, in-depth training courses for volunteers and employees from any organization to learn or improve their stewardship skills and prepare for a variety of leadership roles. Approximately 300 people each year receive OSI training in topics such as volunteer crew leadership; trail design, construction, and maintenance; ecological, habitat, and fire restoration; crosscut saw skills and more. OSI is a program of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.voc.org/osi or call 303-715-1010.