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Stewardship Course

Trail Maintenance Crew Leader Training

This course teaches trail maintenance safety precautions, selection and safe use of tools, trail maintenance standards, how you can contribute to Lookout and Trail Maintenance events, and evaluates a candidate against the Stewardship standards.

Trail Maintenance Crew Leader Training uses remote and in-person learning to communicate leader expectations, technical concepts, terminology, safety briefing, job hazard analysis, emergency action plan, and use of tools to improve trail conditions.

The objective is to assess progress towards meeting the clubwide stewardship leader key elements defined in the standards. LOTM crew leaders are responsible for leading a trail crew independently or as a part of a larger project with the approval of the land owner.

Course Format

The course consists of two parts; both of which are required. Choose one of each:

  • A two hour classroom session
  • An in-person trail maintenance session at Lord Hill to go over key elements

Additional trail maintenance sessions may be scheduled based on leader experience and assessment.


Willingness to get in the dirt and give back

Graduation Requirements 

These are requirements for graduation that must be completed in addition to the course's own activities.

  • A current Wilderness First Aid / CPR card

Recommended experience

Prior trail maintenance or skills college activities through Mountaineers, WTA, PCTA, Evergreen, Trailkeepers, Backcountry horsemen of Washington, etc

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Additional badges needed to graduate


Required Equipment

For outdoor activities:

  • 10 essentials
  • Long pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Eye Protection (We have some available if needed)
  • Hard Hat (We provide)
  • Work/garden gloves (We have some available if needed)
  • Food, snacks and water
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.