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
craig.donna@myfairpoint.net

  • 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 beautiful Safford Notch campsite and campsite side trail is available for a new maintainer. The campsite is in decent condition and is accessed by the 2.3 mile hike up the Safford Notch side trail with an elevation gain of just under 1,000′ from the parking area near Flagstaff lake. – Posted 3-30-15
  • 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
  • The 2 mile trail section from the summit of North Crocker towards Rt. 27 is available. This section is accessed by hiking in 3 miles from Rt 27 and it features great views from the shoulder of the summit. This section is in decent shape but needs regular clipping of the annual growth of softwood branches and water bar cleaning.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.Anyone interested in these assignment may apply ASAP and I will contact all applicants later this Season. Thanks for your interest! – Posted 7/30/14
  • The 2.5 mile section from the AT junction with the Range trail to the summit of South Horn, including the North Horn side trail is available. This section is accessed by a 2.3 mile hike up the AT from the Stratton Brook Pond Rd. and includes a total elevation gain of 3,000′. This section includes several great view points of the Bigelow Range and the fantastic views from the Horns.
 
 

BALDPATE DISTRICT OVERSEER

Tom Gorrill

P.O. Box 254 Port Clyde, ME 04855

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

  • South Arm Road and the summit of Old Blue, a distance of 2.8 miles. Access is from the South Arm Road. The summit of Old Blue (3600 ft) has great views in all directions. The section is very steep in places, particularly the beginning and the end of the section.
  • Bemis Track to Route 17, a distance of 1.0 miles. This section is accessed either from the Height of Land at Route 17 which offers one of the best vistas in the State overlooking Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the Bemis Range, or from the gravel road at the southerly end of the section built over the old Rumford Falls and Rangely Lake Railroad. The section crosses Bemis Stream and is steep particularly the northerly portion with a 700 foot elevation gain over the mile.


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.