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Old Spanish Trail
Steward Training

workshop training

Help Monitor Segments of the
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
On Public Land Near Where You Live

The OSTA Trail Steward Program

  • Trains Volunteer Teams to Monitor Designated Sections of the Trai

  • Helps Preserve the Trail for Future Generations

  • Increases Public Appreciation for the Trail

Schedule of Upcoming Free Training Workshops

Barstow, California: Fri./Sat., November 16-17, 2012

Register On-Line

Register on-line. Class size is limited to 25 participants.


Day 1 (Friday): 8 am to 5 pm
Day 2 (Saturday): 8 am to 3 pm


Day 1 - Classroom: OSTA will provide (free)
Day 2 - Field Day:   Bring your own sack lunch


High Clearance Vehicle Recommended for Field Day (limited carpooling may be available)


Day 1: appropriate for classroom.            
Day 2
: seasonal/weather appropriate for outdoor

General Guidelines and Requirements

Workshops are free; pre-registration is required. Maximum 20 people per workshop. Trail Stewards must be responsible; trainable; accountable; capable of moderate hiking. Persons under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian approval. Second day of workshop requires vehicle with moderately-high clearance, provided by participant (some carpooling available). No knowledge of Old Spanish Trail required (training provided). Completion of a two-day workshop required for Trail Steward certification.

Training provided: principles of trail identification and stewardship; use of GPS devices and other field equipment (OSTA provides materials/equipment at no cost to participant); ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Lightly’ concepts. Artifact collection strictly prohibited.

Workshop graduates who are not already OSTA members will be offered complimentary $25 memberships. Graduates will be eligible to conduct future team-based trail inventories and condition assessments on specified segments of the Old Spanish Trail corridor.

Trail Stewards must sign Federal Agency Volunteer/Hosted Worker Agreements before beginning field work.


E-MAIL: manager@oldspanishtrail.org   PHONE: 505-425-6039










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