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

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

WHITE CAP DISTRICT OVERSEER

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

  • Side trail down to East Chairback Pond to Chairback Gap lean-to. Total of 2.7 miles, with a healthy climb both ways. Access from KI Road (free admission through the gate). Big views from Chairback Mtn. Needs a good brushing and blazing. Reposted 6/20/15
  • White Brook Trail. This is a blue blaze access trail to the ridge of White Cap 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. Reposted 1/2015.
  • Junction Third Mtn. Trail (AMC) to Fourth Mtn. Bog. 2.4 miles. Access via Third Mtn. Trail at one end or a maintainers trail along Fourth Mtn. Bog outlet at the other. Steep climb up and down Fourth Mtn.-views from open ledges. Free admission through KI Road gates.
  • Third Mtn. Trail junction to West Chairback Pond tote road, including side trail to West Chairback Pond. 1.1 miles plus .2 miles side trail. Access off of AMC Gorman Lodge road, possible to either end of section. Free admission through the gates on Kahtadin Ironworks road. Views from Monument Cliff on Third Mountain, pretty alpine pond.
  • West Chairback Pond tote road to Chairback Gap lean-to, including maintaining of lean-to. 1.7 miles, access from tote road off of AMC Gorman Lodge road-free admission through KI road gates. Views from ledges near summit of Columbus Mtn. Relocation of trail into the gap in the works.

KENNEBEC DISTRICT OVERSEER

Craig Dickstein
Phone: (207) 672-4983
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 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

27 Wildwood Lane Gray, Maine 04039
Phone (207) 657-4249
tgorrill@maine.rr.com

 

  • Grafton Loop Trail from Kealiher Road to Long Mountain. This 3.0 mile section of trail has had the same maintainer for ten years, has been well maintained, and has superb views.
  • Grafton Loop Trail from the summit of East Baldpate on the Appalachian Trail (great views) to the East Baldpate campsite. Total distance of 1.8 miles. This assignment also includes maintenance of the East Baldpate campsite.

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.