The Adopt-A-Trail Program provides a way for businesses and individuals to take a leadership role in trail maintenance.
Our Adopt-A-Trail Program highlights your commitment to our non-profit, trail preservation and the great outdoors. Your philanthropic contribution to Lost Sierra trails will instill pride for you, your company, and your employees. And it is a great way to promote your business while demonstrating that you care for trails that current and future generations will enjoy.
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) staff works with the adopting individual or organization to provide necessary trail supervision, tools and training. We will host a trail workday and party for your employees, fellow staff members and/or friends. Trail work is a rewarding team building experience!
Adopt-A-Trail | $2,500
You will receive a trailhead sign on your adopted trail listing you as the trail sponsor. These are official, high quality US Forest Service signs. This is a yearly renewable program, and we ask that you consider
a multi-year contribution. These funds are used for spring log out, brushing and immediate drainage work that everyone notices and appreciates.
Trail Adoption Benefits
- Preservation of historic trails and in some cases, construction of new trails
- Company volunteer trail day with friends, family and co-workers. Food, beverages, tools and party provided by SBTS
- Trailhead signage listing your name or your organization’s name
- Listing on the Yuba Expeditions shop Adopt-A-Trail sign
- Website listing
- Company association with the trail system
- Thousands of smiling and appreciative trail users
- Adoption funds are 100% tax-deductible (SBTS Tax ID # 72-1579038)
Non-Monetary Adoption | Open
Ways to participate in a trail adoption program without cash contributions include donations of:
- Products for donation drawings
- Volunteer hours as contribution
- Vacation rentals and lodging facilities to house volunteers
- Tools for trail work and implementing the $1 for Trails Program
Thanks SBTS!! You do great things for us to enjoy. Saw your work on the trail to Long Lake. Yeah!
– Valerie Flanigan via Facebook, August 2016
- Sunrise Trail | Giro Sport Design
- North Yuba Trail | Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean
- 1st Divide Trail | Yakima
- 2nd Divide Trail | Fox Racing Shox
- 3rd Divide Trail | Yuba Expeditions
- Pauley Creek Trail | Santa Cruz Bicycles
- Butcher Ranch Trail | WTB
- Big Boulder Trail | TNT Plumbing
- Downie River Trail | Paul Component Engineering & Paragon Machine Works
- Bear Lakes Loop | Hangtown Electric (Johnnie and Terri Smith – Chuck & Debbie Bonovich)
- Gray Eagle Creek Trail | Gray Eagle Lodge
- Long Lake Connector trail | Patagonia
- Lake Davis Trail | The Brewing Lair
- Jamison Creek Trail | Longboards Bar & Grill
- Mills Peak Trail | Ibis Cycles
- Lower Mills/Phil’s Loop | Alpine Home Inspection
- Smith Lake Trail | Sierra Nevada Brewing
- Smith Creek Trail | Poofy Emporium
- Smith/Gray Eagle Connector | Graeagle Merchants Association
- Pack Saddle | REI
- Mt. Hough 8 Trail | Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program (Feather River College)
- Cascade Trail (South Park Trail System) | Quincy Foods Co-op, Feather River Foods Co-op & American Valley Baking
- Mt. Elwell | Dunn Vineyards
- Gold Valley Connector Trail | Fox Head
- Sierra Buttes Lookout Trail | Shaffer’s High Sierra Camp
Trail Crew Adoption allows you to invest directly in local Lost Sierra employment and trail building. Our Pro Trail Crew works all season to build new trails and maintain our 800+ miles of trail. Our paid Youth High School Crew works several weeks during the summer creating employment for local youths – along with teaching them stewardship and life skills while offering a backcountry experience.
Pro Trail Crew
- $7000/wk for 5 member crew (with moto transport)
Youth High School Day Trail Crew
- $6000/wk for 8 person crew (6 members, 2 crew leaders)
Youth High School Camping Trail Crew
- $8000/wk for 10 person crew (8 members, 2 crew leaders)
Trail Crew Adoption Benefits
- Directly funding trail building efforts
- Promotion of the ‘Adopted Trail Crew’ partnership on all SBTS marketing channels
- Company logo and 5.5” x 5” advertisement in Sierra Trails Magazine (circulation 30,000+)
- Company logo displayed on landing page of website
- Complimentary trailhead shuttles and beverages for your staff (call to set up in advance)
Adopt-a-Trail Volunteer Event
Adopting a Mountain Epic or Trail Daze event directly funds the food, beverages and good times we provide to our volunteers during trail work. As a nonprofit, our volunteers are the foundation of our organization and allow us to apply for grant fund matches to accomplish significant trail maintenance and building each season.
Mountain Epic Weekend – $2000
Epics include a weekend campout at one of our favorite camp- grounds, meals and tasty beverages throughout the event. Bike/ moto rides and hikes, prize drawings, Epic games and of course, a day of trail work, are all part of the experience. We host two Mountain Epics per year: one in Quincy and one in Downieville. Mountain Epics are free to all SBTS members as our way of saying thanks for their support. We average approximately 50-70 members at these events.
Trail Daze (One day) – $1000
SBTS hosts monthly Trail Daze volunteer workdays to ensure our Lost Sierra trails are holding-up and in tip-top condition. These trails see over 200,000 visitors per year and maintain a level ‘A’ standing thanks to our volunteers. It’s through these volunteer workdays that we’ve produced over 72,000 labor hours toward our trails. Our SBTS Pro Trail Crew works directly with our volunteers, teaching them trail maintenance skills and making sure everyone has fun.
Volunteer Event Adoption Benefits
- Brand directly associated with multi-use trail building efforts
- Onsite booth opportunity at central meeting area
- Banner or branding at basecamp
- Company logo + 2.625” x 5” advertisement in Sierra Trails Magazine
Add to this that the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship have added new sections of trail in the high country and replaced or retreaded the trail in others and it’s a recipe for some big grins.
– Nsmb.com, Vancouver BC, September 2015
TRAILS NEEDING ADOPTION
In the following regions:
Downieville Trail System
Lakes Basin Trail System
Mt. Hough Trail System
- Portola Trail System
- Bucks Lake Trail System