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Trail Construction & Maintenance Internship – CT Forest & Park Association


Love working outside? Want to gain real hands-on experience in the trail conservation and outdoor recreation fields? Join our Summer Trail Crew as a CFPA intern and help improve Connecticut’s 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System!

Duties and Responsibilities

CFPA trail interns work to maintain, build and restore CFPA’s hiking trails across Connecticut. Interns will conduct needed trail restoration and improvements in a variety of environments. Duties include:

  • Assist staff and volunteer trail managers with the construction of hiking trails and trail structures.
  • Perform routine maintenance duties such as brushing trails, blazing, tread repair and clearing drainage structures.
  • Work in the field, sometimes very remotely, as part of a tight-knit team.
  • Camp in remote regions to undertake larger, multi-day trail improvement projects in state forests, parks, and private conservation lands.
  • Work with existing trail volunteer trail teams such as chainsaw or rock crews to tackle larger trail improvement projects.
  • Layout and design new trails or major relocations and flag sustainable trail routes.
  • Perform tool and equipment maintenance as needed.
  • Assist with GPS inventory of trail structures.
  • Follow all CDC and State-mandated Covid-19 guidelines and protocols.

Deadline: 04/15/21
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Rockfall, CT