Trail Conservation Crew (TCC)
In 2021 the VVMTA introduced Eagle County’s first seasonal full-time Trail Conservation Crew (TCC). The VVMTA was able to create seasonal positions for six full-time TCC positions. The TCC’s focus is on trail maintenance, trail building, protecting seasonal wildlife closures, closing illegal/social trails, designating campsites and closing illegal campsites, communicating fire restrictions, educating trail users at trailheads, removing garbage, and generally mitigating recreational impacts on trails and public lands. The TCC will work across all public lands in Eagle County, functioning as an essential resource for all land managers, agencies, and partners.
Meet and read more about this amazing crew of six locals who have been caring for our trails from May through October. To support this crew and program please consider making a donation, ensuring that this program continues in 2022 and beyond. Read more about the program in the Vail Daily here.
Trail Conservation Crew 2021 Projects
The TCC had an impact on trails across all of Eagle County and on lands managed by the USFS, BLM, Town of Vail, Town of Minturn, Town of Eagle, Avon, and more. They did focus their efforts on a few bigger projects including building Adam’s Way in Eagle, reroute on Game Creek trail in Vail, Colorado Trail reroutes, and building the new Road Gulch Climbing trail in Eagle (name TBD). These large projects were accompanied by maintenance and upkeep on existing trails though out the valley. The TCC crew also continued to promote stewardship by leading and training Adopt A Trail teams, Youth Trail Stewards, and Wildlife Trail Ambassadors.
Trails you might have run into the TCC crew on in 2021 include Pipeline, Lov Connection, Sneve Gulch, Paulie’s Plunge, Haymaker, Cougar Ridge, Mike’s Night Out, McKenzie Gulch, Two Elk, Game Creek, Lee’s Way, Bighorn, Pitkin, Booth Lake, Whiskey Creek, Buffehr Creek, and many, many more.
Game Creek Reroute – Vail
Adam’s Way – Eagle
Adopt A Trail
Colorado Trail – White River National Forest
Two Elk East – Rock Armoring
Paulie’s Plunge – Bridge Update
Support the TCC
Please consider making a donation to continue the Trail Conservation Crew program in 2022 & beyond. This program requires $150,000 in annual funding to operate. Thanks for supporting the TCC and our trails!
Thank you to our partners for supporting and bringing the TCC to life in 2021