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 (2017-03-11)

WHITE CAP DISTRICT OVERSEER

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

 

  • ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED. (2017-03-11)
KENNEBEC DISTRICT OVERSEER

Craig Dickstein

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

Pierce Pond section & Pierce Pond campsite/lean-to

Another awesome section in the Kennebec District is looking for a new Maintainer. Actually, two openings exist as the section comes with a campsite.  I would like to see the two responsibilities separated (two maintainers) so as to not overburden one person.  So, I am looking for two interested parties.

The trail section maintenance includes 2.2 miles of white blaze from Bowtown Road south to the height of land on Bates Ridge.  The campsite is located on Pierce Pond approximately 0.5 miles south of Bowtown Road and consists of approximately 0.1 miles of blue blaze access trail, the lean-to, privy, and several tent sites.  This section and campsite has been well maintained for many years by the retiring maintainer and is in “move in” condition.

Access is easy.  Several options:

  1. Park on Bowtown Road where AT and Pierce Pond Stream cross; this is the northern terminus of the section.
  2. Park at Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camps and use the Camp’s blue blaze trail to access the Lean-to
  • Section:                Pierce Pond
  • End Points:         Bowtown Road north to Bates Ridge
  • Distance:             approx. 2.2 miles
  • Leanto/Campsite:            on Pierce Pond just off the AT

Posted 7/12/17


 

BIGELOW DISTRICT OVERSEER

Dick Fecteau

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

  • ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED
 

BALDPATE DISTRICT OVERSEER

Tom Gorrill

P.O. Box 254 Port Clyde, ME 04855

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

  • ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED. (2017-03-11)

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.