Volunteer for Our Trail Impact Study

Volunteers Needed to Help Conduct Trailhead Study from May to October

Please note: Registration is now full for May through July; thanks to our community we received overwhelming positive support! Please stay tuned as we will post shifts for August through October in the coming weeks.

Please sign up to help Trails 2000 conduct a Trail Impact Study during the 2018 trail season to gain insight into annual trail use in Durango. Volunteers are needed to administer the survey at various trailheads throughout Durango from May through October; sign up is now available below (for shifts May through July).

The simple, three-question survey aims to collect demographic information about trail users, such as gender, age, and hometown, as well as trail use data including trail location, activity, frequency, and date of use. The data collected will provide insight into the number of people who use the trails annually, as well as help demonstrate the economic benefits of hiking, mountain biking, trail running, walking and other trail recreation activities in Durango.

How to Volunteer – Registration Form

Volunteers will be stationed at various in-town and high country trailheads where they will interact with users who pass by, requesting they complete the short survey. Volunteers must be 18 or older and have transportation available to them. Volunteers should meet at the trailhead during their designated shift time and dress accordingly to be outside for the duration of their shift, i.e. wear proper sun protection. Sun hats and camp chairs are available from Trails 2000 if needed, and volunteers will receive snacks, beverages and swag, along with a great sense of support for trails.

Interested in committing to a minimum of four shifts (20 hours)? Trails 2000 will offer paid positions for individuals who can commit to a minimum of four volunteer shifts (20 hours, $10/hour). Please specify at registration.

Registration is now full for May through July. Please stay tuned as we will post shifts for August through October in the coming weeks.

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