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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 three parts:

  • 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.

Note: in-person sessions will be scheduled separately and will not show up in this course, however tracking of progress and awarding the crew leader badge will be completed through this course registration.


Foundations of Leadership course

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
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Stewardship Crew Leader Classroom Session
Online Classroom
Wed, Sep 18, 2024
Registration closes Sep 17
9 participants

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.