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.

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

Current Maintainer Vacancies

 

District
Vacancies

KATAHDIN

Rick Ste.Croix

Overseer, Katahdin District

ricknrachel@roadrunner.com

  • ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED
    Updated 5-11-13

WHITECAP

Ron Dobra

Overseer,

Whitecap District

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. Definitely a challenging section. – Posted 4/15/14
  • Leeman Brook Shelter maintainer. -Access from route 15 or North Pond Tote Road.
  • Pleasant River tote road. The section is 2.2 miles long, largely level, and parallels the Gulf Hagas Rim Trail as part of the Gulf Hagas Loop, starting at the intersection with Head of Gulf Trail and ending at the junction with the AT…it is a designated blue blaze side trail. Access is from the Head of Gulf Trail, or up the AT from KI Road crossing. The section has been well maintained, but is in need of serious bog bridge replacement, which is planned for the Maine Trail Crew in 2015.

Updated 4-15-14

KENNEBEC

Craig Dickstein

Overseer,

Kennebec District

 

Phone: (207) 672-4983

kennebec@matc.org

The Kennebec District has one opening for trail maintainers as described below. Please contact Craig Dickstein at kennebec@matc.org or 207.672.4983 if you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.

  • Monson Area

This short section runs from State Route 15 (just north of Monson with ~ elev. 1250’) south to the Doughty Pond side trail (~ elev. 1250’) for a distance of 1.4 miles. Predominantly a mixed hardwood forest type, there is little brush trimming needed, making this section most enjoyable to maintain. One of the easiest sections to hike and access for trail maintenance, it has two additional woods road accesses. New bog bridging, turnpike, drainage and rock work in place; a bit more to be done in wet spots. It has been left in excellent shape and is ready for a new caretaker.

Posted 2/17/14

BIGELOW

Dick Fecteau

Overseer,

Bigelow District

284 Ramsdell Rd.

Farmington, ME 04938

Phone: (207) 778-0870

rfecteau@midmaine.com

  • The 2 mile section of the Range Trail from the register box to the summit of Cranberry Peak is available. This section is easy to get to from Stratton and features almost 2000′ of elevation gain in addition to the stunning views from Cranberry. The section is in generally good shape but needs annual brushing, water bar cleaning and trail blazes maintained. - Posted 12/30/13

 

  • The 1.7 mile Abraham side trail is also available. This section features 800′ of elevation gain and great views from the ridge of Abraham. This section is currently accessed from the Barnjum road by hiking the AT over Lone mountain a distance of 3 miles and 1000′ of elevation gain. This section is in reasonably good shape but needs annual maintenance of blow down removal, clipping and drainage clearing. Posted 2-17-12

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!

BALDPATE

Tom Gorrill, Overseer
Baldpate District

Phone (207) 657-4249 tgorrill@maine.rr.com;

There is a maintainer position available in the Baldpate District.  The section begins at the Sabbathday Pond campsite and runs northerly 2.2 miles to an unnamed height of land.  The assignment includes maintenance of the campsite. Applicants for these maintainer positions should send a letter of application stating any previous trail maintenance experience to Tom Gorrill, Baldpate District Overseer, MATC, 27 Wildwood Lane, Gray, Maine 04039 – Posted 2-4-2014 

 

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.