Trail Ambassador Program

Trail Ambassador Program

The Inyo National Forest provides us with so much. A respite from the stresses of modern society, with immeasurably beautiful sunrises and sets, it allows us to experience the world through our first-person lens, to create memories we will forever cherish. Friends of the Inyo believes that it is our collective responsibility to care for the land, and put into it as much as we get out.  Last year, our two Trail Ambassadors dedicated their summer to caring for the Inyo National Forest. In under three months of traveling the trails between Big Pine Creek and Parker Lake, Astra Lincoln and Alex Ertaud were able to accomplish some staggering work:

Last summer’s work made one thing clear: the Inyo National Forest needs Trail Ambassadors. So let’s double the program. In 2018, Friends of the Inyo hopes to hire four staff to work from Horseshoe Meadows to Lundy Canyon, leading interpretive hikes, coordinating volunteer projects for visiting youth, and completing critical trail work all summer long.

To meet this goal, we need your help to raise $100,000.

Support the Trail Ambassador Program Today!

Check back soon to see where and when the Trail Ambassadors will be leading interpretive hikes this summer.

Come on out on the trail and do some volunteer work:

  • Trail Work Thursdays: join the Trail Ambassadors one Thursday each month for a morning of trail work or clean up on high country trails. 2018 Trail Work Thursdays will happen on June 21 in Bishop, July 19 in Lone Pine, and August 16 in Mammoth. Check our calendar for meeting locations and times. All ages welcome! Please wear work-appropriate clothing and bring water, snacks, and sun protection.

2018 Supporters:
Carol Broberg, Mark and Laura Deem, Gayle Frickle, Sally Gaines and Rick Kattelmann, Ron Guelden, and the following: