Wildlands Hike Guide and Land Steward Training
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Want to get to know Austin's wildlands, share your love of nature with others, and further develop your skills as a naturalist and interpreter? Join our great team of volunteer leaders!
Hike Guides commit to co-leading 6 hikes each year and Land Stewards commit to leading at least 6 restoration workdays each year. Volunteers must complete a short online application at bit.ly/2zTLVwb, this training, and First Aid/CPR training (if not already certified). We provide a free First Aid/CPR training for volunteers on Sunday, Feb. 16th (sign up for that under Trainings at austintexas.gov/wildlandevents). Please sign up for the training at austintexas.gov/wildlandevents and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About the Program:
The City of Austin’s Wildland Conservation Division manages the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve to protect and mitigate for development of endangered species habitat in western Travis County and the Water Quality Protection Lands to protect and restore land and water to benefit Barton Springs. Parts of these lands, like Mt. Bonnell and the Barton Creek Greenbelt are regularly open to the public, while others are only accessible through guided hikes and volunteer events. Volunteer Hike Guides and Land Stewards give others the opportunity to explore and learn about natural and cultural history and contribute to the conservation of these lands.
Reicher RanchNear FM 620 South and Hwy 71Directions emailed upon registrationAustin, TX 78738
- 6 hrs
- This is a training to become a hike guide or land steward to lead hikes & volunteer workdays.