Trail Maintainer Vacancies


 

Requirements

To receive an MATC trail maintenance section, you must be a member of MATC, with trail maintenance skills.
These can be learned by joining MATC or the Maine Trail Crew worktrips or attending the MATC trail maintenance workshop.

Chainsaw Certification Workshops

Contact the District Overseer for more information or to apply for a Maintainer position

Current Maintainer Vacancies

 

Anyone interested in these assignments may apply by sending a letter or email of application to the listed District Overseer stating any previous trail maintenance experience. Applicants should be willing to commit to making at least 3 trips per season, Spring, Summer and Fall to clear water bars and blow downs, do annual brush clipping as needed and blazing every few years. Just three tools are needed on most maintenance trips, a small handsaw, hand clippers and a short hand hoe.

District
Vacancies

KATAHDIN DISTRICT OVERSEER

Rick Ste. Croix
ricknrachel@roadrunner.com

  • This section is 4.3 miles long in Baxter State Park. It extends from the Park Tote Road near Katahdin Stream Campground and heads south to the northern end of the Highwater Trail Jct. It passes by Grassy Pond, Daicey Pond and along Nesowadnehunk Stream.  It is mostly level and has high use from BSP visitors as well as A.T. hikers.  MATC volunteers from the 3 sections of the A.T. in B.S.P. get together on the weekend nearest to May 15th to do the trail work necessary to have the trail ready for the hiking season.  If you are interested in working with this group to maintain the A.T. in B.S.P. please contact me at the email address below.
    Posted 1-28-16
  • This section is 4.5 miles long and extends from the south end of Nahmakanta Lake to the summit of Nesuntabunt Mt. There is road access about 24 miles from Route 11 on the JoMary logging road system to get to the south end of Nahmakanta Lake. This assignment also includes the Wadleigh Stream Campsite, which has a new accessible moldering privy, built in June 2014. If you are interested in this A.T. section contact me at the email address below.
    Posted 1-28-16

Rick Ste.Croix, Overseer
Katahdin District
ricknrachel@roadrunner.com

WHITE CAP DISTRICT OVERSEER

Ron Dobra
PO Box 1771 Greenville, ME 04441
(207) 695-3959
rdobra@matc.org

  • White Brook Trail – This is a blue blaze access trail to the ridge of Whitecap Mtn., coming in to the AT about 1 mile south of the summit. The trail is steep and 2 miles down to a logging road that is variably passable by four drive wheel truck from the Katahdin Ironworks Road. Free admission through the gate. Definitely a challenging section. – Reposted 11/15

I will be available to walk each section with prospective maintainer this spring. Please contact me to talk about duties, etc.

Ron Dobra, Whitecap overseer

ghsron@gmail.com     695-3959

KENNEBEC DISTRICT OVERSEER

Craig Dickstein

P.O. Box 128 Caratunk, Maine 04925
Phone (207) 672-4989
kennebec@matc.org

  • ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED. Updated 6-30-15

 

BIGELOW DISTRICT OVERSEER

Dick Fecteau

284 Ramsdell Rd. Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-0870
rfecteau@midmaine.com

 
  • The 2.4 mile Safford Notch side trail which features a 1,000′ elevation gain thru mature forest and views of Flagstaff lake. – Posted 3-16-16
  • The 3.2 mile Range Trail section from the junction with the AT to the summit of Cranberry peak. This section features Cranberry pond and the open summits of Cranberry. It is accessed by a 2.3 mile hike up from the Stratton Brook Pond Rd. – Posted 3-16-16
  • The Range Trail section from the junction of the AT to the summit of Cranberry Peak, a distance of 1.7 miles is available. This section is in good condition and includes shoreline on Cranberry pond, open ridges, 360 degree views on the summit and blueberries in season. It is accessed by either a 2.3 mile AT hike from the Stratton Brook Pond Rd. or a 1.9 mile hike from the Range Trail parking area in Stratton. Total elevation gain from the roads is 2,000′ and this also makes a great loop hike of 6 miles. – Posted 3-30-15
 

BALDPATE DISTRICT OVERSEER

Tom Gorrill

P.O. Box 254 Port Clyde, ME 04855

Phone (207) 372-8806
woodencanoeboy@gmail.com

  • All trail sections in the Baldpate District currently have maintainers. Please see other districts for maintainer opportunities.

CORRIDOR MONITORING ASSIGNMENTS

David Field, MATC Overseer of Lands
Phone: (207) 862-3674
meeser3@roadrunner.com

  • Corridor Monitor Assignments Available. There are still some great opportunities for becoming involved in this relatively new, exciting aspect of caring for the Appalachian Trail in Maine.  Click this link for a list of available assignments, information about corridor monitoring and field training sessions.