High Cascades Forest Volunteers
Allingham Trail Skills College Open March 15 Classes begin June 2 thru June 5
Santiam (Westfir) Trail Skills College Open March 1 Class begin May 13 thru May 16 2016
Saw Recertification Open March 1 See Saw Registration for dates
Big Bend Trail Skills College
Cascade Lock Trail Skills College CLOSED
Free camping is provided at both Allingham and Santiam. It is dry camping with no electric, water, or sewer hookups. Check out the Directions Page for more details.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in working to provide quality recreation experiences for forest visitors.
The hours you spend at the training sessions, all the hours you spend volunteering for projects and your travel time to and from the training and projects are valuable to the Forest Service and the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
This training event is offered to volunteers free of charge, in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of our trails. In exchange, we suggest that you donate at least 16 hours of your time over the year volunteering on the many projects offered by the High Cascades Forest Volunteers and the Pacific Crest Trails Association. Check "Ongoing Projects" or e-mail Judy Mitchell or Joe Welke for projects you might work on. See "Contact Us" page for email address and phone numbers.
Double check the "Bring" list for your classes to see if you'll need any of the items below:
Long sleeved shirt
Compass and/or GPS
Chain saw and Chaps
Items everyone should bring:
Your Personal Calendars
Personal First Aid Kit
Beverage mug/glass to reduce the use of paper products
Tent or other abode if camping
Headlamp or flashlight if camping
Warm clothing for evening if camping. It can get mighty chilly at night in May & June