Message to Volunteers

Hello SBNF Adopt-A-Trail volunteers and liaisons.  As you have no doubt noticed there has not been a normal level of information released by either the Forest Service or the Adopt-A-Trail leadership team regarding our program in the recent months.  Due to structure and personnel changes inside the US Forest Service some of the details regarding management of the Adopt-A-Trail program have been in limbo.

Greg Hoffman, our long-time Volunteer Liaison has recently retired and is no longer affiliated with the US Forest Service.  Greg gave many years to the program and did a fantastic job building the best motorized Adopt-A-Trail program across the country; without his efforts this program would not be 3,000 volunteers strong.  We are all going to miss his leadership, insight, and company in the forest.

We wanted to let you know that your leadership team is working hard behind the scenes to build agreements with the Forest Service so that we can continue to do the work we are passionate about without additional frustration or burden for you, our esteemed volunteers.  We have met with various people from the San Bernardino National Forest as well as Region 5 (all California National Forests) personnel and are exploring all options to continue to have the best Adopt-A-Trail program and make it even better.

Right now we encourage everybody to continue with the program.  The only action item necessary for club liaisons at this time is to ensure your volunteer agreement has been submitted or is submitted ASAP.  If you are unsure whether you have a current volunteer agreement, please reach out to the leadership team, and we will look into it. If necessary, we can assist you with a new agreement by providing the necessary paperwork and instructions.  Please note that per USFS policy we are not supposed to be in the field doing work without a signed agreement.

Please feel free to ask any questions you have but understand that we may not have answers to many of them at the moment since we are still working out the details of program management.

Thank you for understanding, being a volunteer, and making this a world class Adopt-A-Trail group.  

G. Sequoia Armstrong
Ryan Primosch
Carol Ledbetter
Don Alexander
Quinn Thomas
Angela Cook
Steve Gardiner

SBNF Adopt-A-Trail Leadership Team
SBNF Friends Board of Directors

Don Alexander earns USFS Chief’s Award

Don Alexander has worked independently creating new relationships with vendors throughout Southern California.  These relationships have strengthened the exposure of the SBNF Adopt-a-Trail Program within the motorized business community.  Many of these vendors are now active partners.  Thank you Don!!

These accomplishments demonstrate significant achievements in performing work according to our national priorities. This incredible volunteers responded directly to the needs and challenges faced by our National Forests and the demands from our Forest Visitors.

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Thank you for all the hard work, Don!

Steve Yamshawn earns USFS Cheif’s Award

Steve Yamshawn as a Leader, installed 14 individual off highway vehicle trail limiters.  Working with Volunteers, Steve transported these large metal ‘gates’ to specific trailheads and cemented them in place.  These trail limiters were installed as a way to keep vehicles larger than 50” in width from gaining access onto the motorized trail network.  Great job Steve!!

These accomplishments demonstrate significant achievements in performing work according to our national priorities. This incredible volunteers responded directly to the needs and challenges faced by our National Forests and the demands from our Forest Visitors.

Thank you for all the hard work, Steve!

Introducing SBNF Adopt-A-Trail Volunteer Dash Plaques

Beginning now all volunteers who work on a trail will be eligible to receive current-year volunteer dash plaques.  Contact your club Adopt-A-Trail liaison to learn more and request a plaque.

All people who have logged and reported over 100 volunteer hours in a fiscal year will continue to receive a National Forest Adventure Pass as well as one of the new color 100 hour plaques.  You will receive this plaque along with your pass.

For each 250 volunteer hours spent you continue to qualify for a one year America the Beautiful  National Park and Federal Lands Volunteer Pass.  This is a program is a cumulative program so track your volunteer hours as you submit them each year, when you have reached the 250 hour mark simply state such with your usual end-of-year hours report to get your pass at the next Adopt-A-Trail meeting as well as a new color 250 volunteer hour dash plaque.

Thank you for volunteering!