Austin Kraal Memorial Volunteer Program
The Austin Kraal Memorial Volunteer program is the Sawtooth Society’s on-the-ground initiative to preserve, protect and enhance the SNRA. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, this important program gives those who love the SNRA the tools and opportunities to become its steward. The Sawtooth Society is always looking for more people to join the growing number of volunteers who participate in the Austin Kraal Memorial Volunteer program each year. Gather a group of friends and family and come give back to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area with a day of hard work and fun!
The above video illustrates a 2018 Sawtooth Society trail maintenance project with the Flourish Foundation’s Compassionate Leaders Program.
Taking place within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, project types vary in length, difficulty, and location. Trail maintenance projects give volunteers an opportunity to clear trails of yearly downfall using traditional hand tools while working as a team under the guidance of the project leader. In addition to trail maintenance, volunteers engage in forestry and wildlife projects such as weed abatement, tree planting, meadow encroachment, and Whitebark Pine protection. Groups and individuals are welcome to participate in a variety of single-day and multi-day trips in and out of wilderness.
Yes, I want to volunteer! What’s next?
First, click on the volunteer link to sign up and let us know who you are. Next, find a project that speaks to you from our 2021 schedule below. Finally, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot on a project. Before you arrive, please review the volunteer CHECKLIST for a list of essential gear and COVID-19 protocols. Information about the specific meeting location and other details will be shared with volunteers once their spot is confirmed via email. If you have any questions, please reach out to the email above. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!