Trail Stewardship

Keeping our trails and waterways usable & safe for everyone

One of the primary ways Wild Trails lives out it's mission is through trail stewardship. What does that mean? It means we and our army of volunteers roll up our sleeves to do the dirty work that's required to keep our trails and natural spaces usable and safe for everyone. Even if you're not a trail runner, you benefit from this work every time you go on a hike or read about Chattanooga being one of the best places to live in America.

Sawyer Certification Program

In April 2013, Wild Trails began an official sawyer certification program. A sawyer is a someone who saws wood and Wild Trails decided to sponsor the certification program to make certain that persons using a chainsaw to help Wild Trails clear trails had a thorough knowledge of not only chainsaws, but chainsaw safety. Read more about Sawyer Certification here.

Creek Cleanup Events

For several years Wild Trails has been organizing regular creek cleanup events to remove human made trash and debris from our local waterways. Many of these recent events are focused on cleaning Chattanooga Creek and Lookout Creek. Read more about a recent Chattanooga Creek cleanup event here.

From organizing local Sawyer Certifications, to managing trail cleanups from storm damage and stream cleanups the opportunities to get involved and have an impact are endless. Get in touch with us today to find out how you or your organization can work with Wild Trails.