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Heather Briggs
Program Director Absaroka-Beartooth  Wilderness Foundation
Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation is excited to announce this summer’s volunteer opportunities. We have a handful of single day trail projects in June, as well as multi-day projects all over the A-B Wilderness. As always, all of our trips are completely free. We provide meals and have our gear packed in, so volunteers only need to carry a daypack. For a full list of projects or more information, visit or send us an email at 

Love chatting with folks about Wilderness? Our Trail Ambassadors educate people about Leave No Trace and passing out essentials like dog poop bags and trowels. Trainings will be held in Bozeman and Red Lodge in April; in Livingston, Gardiner, and Billings in May; and in East Rosebud in June. For more information, visit or send us an email at 

We’re starting off the summer strong with a massive National Trails Day effort out at Suce Creek; we’ll tackle the Wilderness portion of the trail while the Livingston and Bozeman Bike Clubs as well as Park County Environmental Council work on other portions. We’ll also reconstruct two failing switchbacks at Passage Creek. We’ll also tackle the weeds wreaking havoc on the Bassett Creek drainage. You can join us for the day or camp with us at an old hunting camp. 

In August, we’ll have a trip for high schoolers up the West Boulder.Open to anyone 15 – 18, this three day/two night trail clearing trip counts for 24 volunteer hours and features lessons on LNT, fire ecology, and opportunities for working on public lands. 

We’ll also have a much needed turnpike construction project at the mouth of The Beaten Path. Due to the prevalence of grizzlies, we’ll stay at the historic USFS Cabin (you are welcome to camp in your own hard-sided truck or camper). This five day/four night trip will be moderately strenuous—and muddy.

In September, we’ll give the turnpikes on the way to Thompson Lake some love. This three-day/four night trip will be moderately difficult. 

The ABWF supports stewardship of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and provides experiences for volunteers which foster appreciation of public lands. 

If you would like more information about this, please contact Heather Briggs at (831) 818-3719 or email at 


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