Trails Program Coordinator & Advisor — Bob Whaley (

  • Provide oversight of the Trails Program making suggestions for change and overall improvement of the program

Past Finance Manager & Long Time Trails Team Member — Chuck Fricke (

  • Trails Team Member and Program advisor

Operations — Dick Hulla (

  • Overall management of operational aspects of projects thru Squad Leaders
  • Squad Leaders and cooks identified for projects
  • Provide for saw training and certifications

Finance — Bill Hutcheson (

  • Issue invoices or other basis for reimbursement from agencies
  • Advance and reimbursement of expenses to Volunteers for authorized purchases
  • Account for and provide periodic financial reports to Trails Team

Logistics — Jeff Kinderman (

  • Management of Storage Unit
  • Maintenance of tools, kitchen units, camp supplies, etc.

Planning — Dave Dayton ( or Fred Cooper (

  • Coordinate with Agencies and Foundations for identifying out-year projects
  • Review potential projects with Trails Team and make adjustments as needed

Registration — Gene Hamner (

  • Receive Registration Forms from volunteers
  • Notify volunteers of receipt of registration and their assignment to crew(s)
  • Prepare roster of volunteers for individual projects and share periodically with Trails Team

Grant Coordinator — Bill Ruskin (

  • Develop Grant and Donation requests for the NSA Trails Program
  • Coordinate with others in the NSA in negotiating requests

Annual Report & Email Chain Mgr — Steve Carlson (

  • Receive project reports and photos from Squad Leaders or their designee for each project
  • Compile an Annual Report for publishing electronically on the Trails Website.
  • Share information through a “chain email” system to all volunteers and other interested persons about the Trails Program

Trails Website Administration & Project Planning — Fred Cooper (

  • Maintain the web site
  • Make periodic content updates
  • Respond to comments registered on the site
  • Coordinate with Squad Leaders, Agency Representatives, Trails Team Members, and others in planning projects
  • Publish Annual Summary of Projects & Registration Form


  1. Hello,

    I am inquiring about how to develop a project with your group. I work for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests as the archaeologist for the Grand Valley and Paonia Ranger Districts. I have a historic cow camp cabin and ranger station that need some rehabilitation and I am exploring potential options for volunteers etc. Any information regarding your trails program would be great.

    Thank you,

    Catie Freels

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