Trail Care

You can help build and maintain 70+ miles of Land Trust trails.

Be a force of nature – help the Land Trust monitor and maintain our properties!

With over 7000 acres to monitor and maintain, we could use some extra hands! Upcoming volunteer opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page or on our events calendar. Contact Rosie Spaulding at 256-534-5263 or rosie@landtrustnal.org to be added to our volunteer email list and receive notifications of new volunteer events/needs.

 

Ways to Help

Trail Care Crew

Join our team of volunteers who help build trails, clear deadfall, and reroute for safety under the direction of our Land Stewards. We host scheduled work days on Land Trust properties at least one a month. No experience is required. The recommended age for trail care volunteers is 15 or older.* To volunteer, please sign up so we know how many to prepare for. We provide the tools and instructions. We recommend bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes (and work gloves if you have some). Check out our calendar of events for upcoming volunteer opportunities and sign up to lend a hand.

*Younger volunteers are permitted with an accompanying adult and depending on the particular project. Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer under the age of 15. 


Trail Care Partners

Trail Care Partners are volunteers who adopt a trail on a Land Trust Preserve. Our community partners consist of individuals, companies, Scout troops, homeowner associations and others dedicated to ensuring our trails are ready for use. At time of enrollment, the Land Trust will work with you to select a trail, trailhead, or both. We ask our Trail Care Partners to monitor their designated area at least quarterly (especially after weather or wind events) and conduct light maintenance as needed.

Become a Trail Care Partner


Be a Citizen Scientist

You can use the iNaturalist app to identify and document flora and fauna as you observe it in nature. The app requires no plant or animal identification knowledge and works with any smart phone. By documenting what you find along your hike, you can help us inventory the incredibly varied species residing on our properties. Learn more about iNaturalist.


Help as you Hike

Carry out what you carry in and bring along a garbage bag and plastic gloves. You can help keep the trails clean by picking up trash as you hike. And if you see a problem on the trails, let us know so we can improve trail conditions! 

Report a Problem


Donate Supplies

All this trail work takes lots of tools and supplies and tools often have to be replaced or repaired. Take a look at our current trail care wishlist to see if there’s something you can provide. Learn about more ways you can support the Land Trust.

Our Wishlist

 

2020 Trail Care Partners

Monte Sano Nature Preserve:
Mcleod Masters (NE Huntsville Civic Association)
SAIC
Tidwell Family
Dynetics
Greg Foster/ Anne Lautzenheiser
Ashli Jennings
Barge Design Solutions

Blevins Gap Nature Preserve:
Rick Rodriguez
Cargyle Family
Ron & Gina Porter

Green Mountain Nature Preserve:
Phill Gibson
Staten Tate
Gene Groves

Harvest Square:
Scout Troop 8

Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve:
Madison Rotary Club
Northrop Grumman

Wade Mountain Nature Preserve:
Matthew Hillis
HAMR (Huntsville Area Mountain Bike Riders)
Cooks Museum
Andrew Hildreth
Les Neste

Cove Creek (open only to local residents)
Cove Creek Rangers

Matthews Nature Preserve (not open to the public)
Scout Troop 236

 

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