Swan Valley Connections' trail stewards and backcountry rangers clear and maintain trails and campsites. In their travels throughout the Mission Mountains Wilderness and the Swan Mountain Range they provide visitors with information about 'Leave No Trace' techniques and the Forest Service Food Storage Order that protects people and wildlife. Since 1996, we have partnered with the US Forest Service to provide these services to backcountry travelers. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Recreation Trails Program, the U.S. Forest Service, and private donations support this program.
Postings available June through October
Mission Mountain Wilderness and Swan Front Trail Stewards:
- Open and maintain 90 miles of trails
- Care for beautiful places
- Restore campsites
- Clean fire pits
- Pack out litter
- Prevent erosion
- Protect people and wildlife
- Promote 'Leave No Trace'
Wild and social: Missions ranger meets hikers, rehabs trails for 31 years
By ROB CHANEY, Missoulian, August 19, 2010
Mission Mountain Wilderness ranger Kari Gunderson works to restore overused areas
By TOM BAUER , Missoulian, August 19, 2010