Conservation Leadership Development Meeting - Lacey Community Center


Conservation Leadership Development Meeting - Lacey Community Center

Learn why and how you can become a Stewardship Leader for the Olympia Branch. This workshop will emphasis Public Outreach with the Olympic National Forest Mt Goat Relocation Project while covering the skills and considerations you need to lead any of the variety of Stewardship Outings offered by the branch.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate

Lacey Community Center at 6729 Pacific Avenue SE

At 5:45 we'll assemble at Lacey Community Center at 6729 Pacific Avenue SE and immediately move across the street to an access site for  Lake Lois Habitat Reserve.   Following a short simulation of  a  Stewardship Outing, we return to a meeting room at the Lacey Community Center. 


We start at 5:45 PM. All participants will move across the street to an access site for  Lake Lois Habitat Reserve for a short hike to simulate a trail condition survey and the basic safety briefing given on every Stewardship Trip. 

The standard Tailgate Safety Briefing is the first step in helping to ensure every outing is safe while participants have a chance to learn about our natural resources, have fun and gain a sense of accomplishment.  Come prepared to take a short hike regardless of the weather. 

Following the hike simulation, we return to Lacey Community Center for introductory remarks and a fascinating presentation by USFS Terrestrial Biologist Susan Piper on our volunteer opportunities to support the Olympic National Forest and Park's Mt Goat Relocation Project.  

Participants will learn the requirements, skills and best practices used to become an effective  Stewardship Leader.  Participants can sign up for Leadership Mentoring on any of the dozens of upcoming Stewardship Projects:

  • Critical Habitat Restoration
  • Local Public Lands - Habitat - Removal of Invasive Species
  • Visitation to notable Natural Resource facilities
  • Native Plant Salvage and Nursery Propagation
  • National Parks, Monument, Wildlife Refuge --- Removal of Invasive Species
  • Public Outreach
  • Citizen Science data survey
  • Trail Maintenance – Crosscut Sawyer,
  • Trail Maintenance – trail repair,
  • Youth and Adult Environmental Education
  • Conservation Advocacy


participants will earn:


Lacey Community Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Dress for the weather as we will begin with a short hike. 

Your experience in the outdoors and passion to be there are the only prerequisites you need to attend, even if you don’t consider yourself a Conservation Leader.  

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