Volunteer on a CDT Montana Trail Project
VOLUNTEER: 2015 CDT Montana Projects are Posted!
We're thrilled to announce our 2015 Volunteer Project Lineup! This summer's offerings include trips to Glacier and Yellowstone Nationa Parks commerating the National Park Service Centennial, new trail construction near Granite Butte Lookout and major construction projects in the Scapegoat, the Bob Marshall and the Anaconda-PIntler Wilderness areas. Click the project names in the table below to learn more about the project and to find a link for registration.
VIP REGISTRATION: March 1st - March 15th, 2015
Beginning March 1st, volunteer registrations are only being accepted for CDT Montana VIPs. That means all 2014 volunteers and donors get a two week head start to select their favorite proejct. Membership has it's privleages, as they say, and it's a small way to thank you for your on-going support and involvement in our work.
Open season for public registration will begin on March 16th. Any non-VIP registrations received between March 1st and March 15th will be placed on a waiting list and notified the week of March 16th about your registration status.
2015 CDT Montana Volunteer Projects
|CDT #2 - Straight Creek||June 19-27||Scapegoat Wilderness||Backcountry||Strenuous*|
CDT #3 - Granite Butte
|June 26-28||Helena NF||Car-Camp||Moderate-Strenuous*|
|CDT #5 - Bowl Creek||July 10-19||Bob Marshall Wilderness||Backcountry||Very Strenuous*|
|CDT #7 - Flesher Pass||July 17-25||Helena NF||Backcountry||Strenuous*|
|CDT #8 - Cutaway Pass||July 31-Aug 8||Anaconda Pintler Wilderness||Backcountry||Strenuous*|
|CDT #9 - Targhee Pass||July 31-Aug 8||Gallatin NF||Backcountry||Strenuous*|
CDT #10 - Upper Landers
Fork (Ladies-Only Trip)
|Aug 14-22||Scapegoat Wilderness||Backcountry||Strenuous*|
CDT #11 - Pintler Trailhead
Sign Installation I
|Aug 14-16||Beaverhead Deerlodge NF||Car-Camp||Easy - Moderate*|
|CDT #12 - Two Medicine Lake||Aug 16-21||Glacier Natl Park||Car-Camp||Strenuous*|
|CDT #13 - Summit Lake Trail||Aug 23-28||Yellowstone NP||Car-Camp||Strenuous*|
CDT #14 - Pintler Trailhead
Sign Installation II
|Aug 28-30||Beaverhead Deerlodge NF||Car-Camp||Easy - Moderate*|
|CDT #16 - Welcome Creek||Sept 5-12||Scapegoat Wilderness||Backcountry||Moderate*|
|CDT #17 - Upper Seymour Lake||Sept 11-19||Anaconda Pintler Wilderness||Backcountry||Strenuous*|
Trail Crew Volunteer
Join us in the field to swing a tool, move dirt or build a new structure. CDT Montana projects range from moderate to very strenuous; one day to 10 days; car camping campsites to backcountry living primitive settings. There is something for everyone.
Give us a call if we can offer more details. We can help you make a decision that is right for you and other volunteers you'll be working with. It's important to pull your weight, but learning and new experiences is what CDT Montana volunteer projects are all about, too!
Want to join a field project, but not interested in all the heavy lifting. Then volunteer as a Camp Cook.
We need Camp Cooks for car camping and backcountry projects. CDT Montana provides the budget, menu suggestions, kitchen gear and hungry volunteers. You help with the food shopping, menu planning and on-site chef skills. Two cooks are often better than one so bring a friend! Call us if you're interested in this position at 406.499.2309; we'll give you all the details. And you get a nifty little Camp Cook apron as a souvenier.
We are used to working with horse and mule strings, but we're not opposed to llamas, goats or big dogs that can pack our gear into the backcountry. Nearly half of our trail projects are in the backcountry; 4 miles to 18 miles in distance so we are very grateful for our packing friends. In particular, the Back Country Horsemen of Montana (various clubs) have stepped up to help us with pack support over the years. If you're interested in packing - we'd love to chat with you! We schedule most of our packing trips in February-March before summer projects. All packers must have (current) USFS Defensive Horsemenship Training.
2015 CDT Montana Project Map (locations are approximate)