Be a Force of Nature

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

Check out upcoming volunteer opportunities at the bottom of the page or visit our events calendar for more. Contact Rosie Spaulding at 256-534-5263 or rosie@landtrustnal.org to be added to our volunteer email list and you’ll receive notifications when there are new volunteer events/needs.


Ways to Help

  • Join our 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. At least once a month we have a scheduled work day on one of our properties. No experience is required. The recommended age for trail care volunteers is 15 or older. However, 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. Please sign up so we know how many volunteers to prepare for. We provide the tools and directions. We do recommend bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes (and work gloves if you have some – otherwise we can provide those too). Check out our calendar of events for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  • Be a Trail Care Partner! Trail Care Partners are dedicated volunteers who temporarily assume the responsibility to monitor or maintain a trail on Land Trust Preserves. Our community partners consist of individuals, companies, Scout troops, homeowner associations and others dedicated to ensuring Land Trust trails are maintained and ready for use. At time of enrollment, the Land Trust will work with you to select a trail, trailhead, or both to monitor for at least one year, and conduct light maintenance as needed. We ask our Trail Care Partners to monitor their designated trail or trailhead at least on a quarterly basis (especially after weather or wind events). Become a partner today! Contact Rosie Spaulding at 256-534-5263 or rosie@landtrustnal.org for more information.
  • Be a citizen scientist! Use iNaturalist – a citizen scientist 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.
  • Pick up trash 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.
  • Report trail care problems. If you see a problem on the trails? Let us know so we can improve trail conditions! Submit your report here.
  • Donate trail care 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. Wishlist coming soon!


2019 Trail Care Partners

Monte Sano Nature Preserve:
Mcleod Masters (Northeast Huntsville Civic Association)
Tidwell Family
Greg Foster/Anne Lautzenheiser

Blevins Gap Nature Preserve:
Rick Rodriguez Cargyle Family

Green Mountain Nature Preserve:
Phill Gibson

Harvest Square:
Scout Troop 8

Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve:
Northrop Grumman
Madison Rotary Club

Wade Mountain Nature Preserve:
Matthew Hillis
HAMR (Huntsville Area Mountainbiker Riders)

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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