Maintaining a 1,200 mile trail across multiple states and jurisdictions requires an all hands all lands approach.
While volunteer-based stewardship and stipend-based corps programs play an integral role in the upkeep of our public lands, these programs can be exclusionary to many. Not having the free time to volunteer, or the transportation and costly gear needed to do so, can put these models of participation out of reach.
By guaranteeing a living wage to all program participants, providing all field-based meals and transportation to job sites, and offering a gear library that ensures that all program participants are equipped to thrive in even the most remote wild places, the Pacific Northwest Trail Association’s Performance Trail Crew model is built to breakdown traditional barriers to inclusion in the stewardship of our public lands.
Make a donation today to show the PNT community that you value and support equitable access to the Pacific Northwest Trail and PNTA programs.
Your gift to the Youth Crew Heroes Campaign will unlock funding to empower future outdoor leaders to tend trails and have life-changing outdoor experiences.
With your help, we can grow our inclusive youth service program and create opportunities for aspiring leaders to get outdoors, connect with nature, and explore careers in natural resource management.