Ogden, Logan national forest districts looking for Adopt-a-Trail volunteers

Wednesday , May 10, 2017 - 12:45 PM

MAKENZIE KOCH/Standard-Examiner Staff

Editor’s note: The text of this story was taken from a news release provided by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Service

The Ogden and Logan Ranger Districts of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest are looking for volunteers to join the Adopt-a-Trail program. The Adopt-a-Trail program offers fun, exercise, a chance to meet new people.

Volunteer opportunities are flexible. Volunteers can work at their own pace and on their own schedule. It provides an opportunity to work together as an individual, community group and a great family friendly event.

The program is designed to create a spirit of cooperation between different user groups, visitors, businesses and the Forest Service. It allows the continued enjoyment of the trails in our national forests, year after year, for generations.

It promotes all aspects of safety in the use of equipment and vehicles. It unites those concerned in responsible land management practices through the maintenance of trails and public education. It promotes land stewardship, physical fitness and instills a sense of pride and ownership for volunteers.

And most importantly, whether you are picking up trash, removing downed trees or building water bars, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests need you.

Get involved, be a trail adopter. You can make a difference.

Through the Adopt-A-Trail program, the public, in partnership with the National Forest Systems, preserves the access to our forest and assumes responsibility of the basic maintenance of a selected trail or trail section.

In this way, those of us who use the trails can share in the stewardship, ensure that they remain safe, minimally obstructive to the environment, and satisfy recreationalists.

The Ogden and Logan Ranger Districts on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest have approximately 700 non-motorized and motorized trail miles. The trails are located throughout the districts and vary in terrain, elevation, and difficulty level.

Communities, private landowners, corporations, non-profit organizations and citizens are critical components. Your willingness to donate your time and services to participate in the Adopt-A-Trail program is greatly appreciated.

Please contact Lisa Thompson at lisathompson@fs.fed.us or 801-625-5850 if you are interested in adopting your favorite trail.

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