Steward Documents & Resources

Arizona Trail Segment Stewards are the “front line” volunteers who ensure a positive experience for trail users. Duties include:

  • Hiking or riding the trail as often as necessary to assess conditions
  • Routine maintenance (brush removal, tread repair, erosion control, etc.)
  • Communication of trail conditions to the ATA and land managers
  • Responding to queries from trail users

Prospective Segment Stewards have participated in several work events and are familiar with the segment they wish to adopt. They will maintain their sections in a variety of ways – as an ongoing family activity, outings for a group of active friends and associates, or publicly advertised work events.

The Arizona Trail Association provides supervision, training and tools to help stewards. Segment Stewards work closely with land management agency staff and the Regional Stewards who are listed below.

To learn more about the duties of a Segment Steward or Regional Steward, download the Steward Job Description document. 

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