Do you like to spend time outdoors?

If you answered “yes” to the question, then why not keep our Forests and Trails looking beautiful and healthy for your next visit? Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Site is an exciting program which allows individuals or groups to take an active part in the upkeep of trails and/or sites within your National Forest. When you provide this important and valuable service, you will be spending quality time in the Forest and enjoying nature while helping to maintain our National Forest for the future generations. And when the job is done you can say “I did that!”

How do I Adopt?

First, select a section of a trail, a favorite fishing area, picnic area, or just your favorite spot on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Palisades Ranger District. Next, enlist your family, friends, or anyone that you think would be interested to help keep our Forest looking beautiful. Finally, contact the Ranger District to discuss an Adopt-a-Trail or Adopt-a-Site agreement.

What do I do once I have signed up?

Once you have signed your agreement with Forest Service, you will provide the agreed-upon services. This may include, but is not limited to, removing downed trees, clipping bush to clear the trail, removing trash and repairing trails. Generally, it is best to maintain the trails/sites in late spring and early summer so they are ready for the summer season. The level of involvement is up to you, and you can work at your own pace and schedule.

Completion of Work

Once your work is complete, you will bring in your Maintenance and Condition Report to the Palisades Ranger District office. Also, upon completion you will receive a free print of the current Michael Bargelski painting.

As well as the print you will receive satisfaction knowing that you helped maintain our National Forest for the next generation.