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Friday, May 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Volunteer Alpine Stewards provide outreach education to help protect the fragile alpine ecosystem above tree line. As they hike along the Franconia Ridge and on Mt. Washington summit cone trails, Stewards engage with hikers about Leave No Trace principles, alpine ecology, trail conditions, and backcountry safety. Stewards monitor alpine plants at designated research plots, collecting data for AMC's Mountain Watch, and perform light trail maintenance. Alpine Stewards typically arrive late afternoon on Friday, and depart Sunday afternoon, although some one-day stints may be available. The Volunteer Alpine Steward Program is a partnership between the Appalachian Mountain Club, the White Mountain National Forest, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Essential qualifications include prior experience hiking White Mountain trails, especially above treeline; an outgoing, friendly personality; an understanding of Leave No Trace principles; the ability to communicate well with a diverse group of hikers; and current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, AMC members, and pass a criminal background check. Schedule: Alpine Stewards serve on weekends from late-May through mid-October. Commitment: Commit to volunteering at least 2 weekends per year, for at least three years. Participate in a training weekend each spring for the first two years as a volunteer, and once every three years after that. 2019 Training: The volunteer training for will be held at AMC's Highland Center, May 3rd to 5th. Application Process: Request an application by emailing email@example.com. Submit your completed application by January 31st. Applications may be accepted through spring if space is available.