Stewardship Credit


Stewardship Credit

This badge represents successful completion of one 8-hour day of land stewardship through The Mountaineers or another partnership organization.

description of skills

Each year, nearly 500 students volunteer on public lands during one of a dozen of our courses with stewardship requirements, contributing over 3,600 hours of volunteer labor on state and federal lands in Washington. Students participate in restoration activities, trail work or historic lookout maintenance with us or with our community partners. Most courses require a full day of volunteerism to fulfill the stewardship requirement.

what does this badge allow me to do?

The Stewardship Credit badge may be applied as credit towards the stewardship requirement  of many of our courses. Check with the volunteer responsible for your course's graduation requirements about submitting your stewardship work for approval.

how do I get this badge?

Our Stewardship Credit badge may be obtained by participating in one of many opportunities with us (most branches have multiple trail work opportunities each year), or through environmental and recreation partner organizations like Washington Trails Association, Access Fund or the Mountains to Sound Greenway.

If you attend a work party with another organization, please forward your confirmation email from the partner organization to Member Services at . Member Services will confirm work party and the badge will be awarded.

This badge expires one year after completing one's stewardship activity. If you complete a stewardship activity 6 months after your first activity with us, your stewardship badge will be pushed out one year from the date of the activity you just completed.