Besides hiking, volunteer trail work is the major activity of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference. FLTC members and affiliated hiking clubs or organizations have built the trail during the past five decades, and we get out on the trail throughout the year to keep it in shape. We do this because we love the trail, we enjoy working in the woods with fellow volunteers, and it is a great way to stay in shape ourselves.If you want to join us, here are the ways you can:

See the page links to the right for further information.

Contact us if you want to join in building and maintaining the premier hiking trail in New York.

Trail Worker Reference Documents

File name Date
Bloodborne Pathogens 11182014.ppt   12-14-2014 13:44
FLTC Field Maintenance Manual 12-16.pdf   12-05-2016 19:19
GPSing the FLT – Montana 680 GPS.pdf   9-01-2016 16:41
Inspection & Inventory Report for Facilities.pdf   4-01-2014 13:26
OSHA Logging standard 1910.pdf   4-19-2013 09:48
Personal Protective Equipment Policy – USFS 6710.pdf   4-18-2013 13:16
Situational Awareness Sawyer self assessment.pdf   9-12-2013 14:48
Tailgate Meeting Check List.pdf   9-18-2012 09:45
VSA Agreement Reg 3 & 4.pdf   4-01-2014 13:26
VSA Agreement Reg 8.pdf   4-01-2014 13:26
VSA Agreement Reg. 7.pdf   4-01-2014 13:26
Volunteer Application (Individual).pdf   4-01-2014 13:26
Volunteer Application (Limited Use).pdf   4-01-2014 13:26


Signs to be used on the trail available from the Service Center

POSTED – trail on Private Property.pdf

Trail Section Adopter

Local Work Crew

Certified Sawyer

Trail Sponsor

Regional Trail Coordinator

Alley Cat Crew

Travelin’ Trainin’ Team

Trail Council

→→2018 Volunteer Hours Census←←

Trail Tenders’ News

Field Maintenance Manual 12-16.pdf

FLTC Safety Handbook FINAL.pdf

Chainsaw Fuel Safety Video 1
Chainsaw Fuel Safety Video 2

Volunteer and Trail Worker Forms

Download forms needed for your work using the links below.

Sponsors, Club Trail Chairs, Regional Coordinators, FLTC Board Members, FLTC Officers and Directors, Project and Hike Leaders, Editors and other volunteers: Please fill out your volunteer hours census using this on-line form as soon as possible.
Stewards for Trail Clubs: Please report your hours to your Trail Chair as you have done in the past. Please do not use the on-line form.

FLTC Expense Reimbursement.pdf
FLTC Expense Reimbursement.xlsx
FLTC Purchase Order.pdf
FLTC Purchase Order.xlsx
NYSDEC TRP Application Instructions.pdf
NYSDEC TRP Application.pdf
NYSDEC TRP Policy Final.pdf
Trail Maintainer Registration.pdf
Trail Register Usage Tabulation Form.xlsx