Trail and Campsite Maintainer Vacancies


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


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.



Rick Ste. Croix



Dick Welsh

P.O. Box 403 Monson, Maine 04464

Phone (508-954-1235)



Craig Dickstein

P.O. Box 128 Caratunk, Maine 04925
Phone (207) 672-4983

  • Bald Mtn Brook campsite & Bald Mtn Brook lean-to (posted 7/29/19)This opportunity includes two adjacent facilities: the lean-to (with tent sites) and the campsite (approx. 0.2 miles from the lean-to).  Each has a pit privy, water source, and fireplace.  While these could be split into two assignments, the ease of access and proximity suggests that a single maintainer could handle both.Access is approx. 0.2 mile walk from the AT Road which crosses the AT. This is a great location for someone who wants to get involved, but may feel that they are not a strong enough hiker to adopt a strenuous Trail section or difficult campsite access.Responsibilities include:
    • maintaining the access trails at the campsite
    • cleaning the official fire ring and dismantling illegal fire rings
    • removing trash
    • keeping the lean-to sill logs clear of debris
    • ensure the water source is reliable and accessible
    • perform required maintenance of the pit privies
    • maintain a hiker register
    • maintain campsite signs.
  •  Pleasant Pond Campsite and Lean-to: Access is less than a 0.1 mile walk from the parking area on a local “camp” road. Pleasant Pond is an easy, short walk and a wonderful swim. This is a great location for someone who wants to get involved, but may feel that they are not a strong enough hiker to adopt a strenuous Trail section or difficult campsite access. The lean-to underwent major renovations in 2018 and a new privy was built in 2016 so overall this campsite is in great shape and simply needs to be kept this way! More information on campsite maintainer duties and privy maintenance. Contact or for questions or interest in applying.


Dick Fecteau

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



Mike Ewing

37 River Road Richmond, ME 04357

Phone (207) 841-8335

  • Grafton Loop Trail, Kelliher Road to Summit of Long Mountain:This section starts at the end of a woods rd and climbs 3 miles through mixed hardwoods gradually emerging into a more spruce dominant forest near the 3000’ summit ridge.  Blowdowns and lopping are the primary tasks and there are a few waterbars and drains to maintain.Access is via the Branch Rd in Newry to the so-called Skyline Drive to the Kelliher Road.Eligible candidates should be in good physical condition and be prepared to do at least 2 visits per year.
  • Grafton Loop Trail, Long Mountain to East Branch Wight Brook/Wight Brook to Lane Campsite/Lane Campsite to East Baldpate Campsite:This section is complicated. It consists of 3 formerly separate sections 2.6/1.1/1.8 miles respectively for a total of 5.5 miles total length but has the 3 mile approach from Kelliher Rd for RT of 17 miles. I recommend this section for a group of individuals interested in staying overnite to remove blowdowns and annual growth etc. Due to the long ‘commute’ I would feel OK with a group going in twice a year for a 2-3 night stay, working the Lane and Town Corner campsites and privies and the sections in between. From Lane to East Baldpate it is known to be very brushy.Would consider other options like rotating group of Camps or Outdoor Organizations as well as providing a tool cache at the Lane Campsite so it could serve as a base camp for interested groups.


David Field, MATC Overseer of Lands
Phone: (207) 862-3674

  • 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.