VYCC crews build and maintain trails across Vermont.
From remote sections of the Appalachian Trail to town forests, VYCC crews make lasting improvements to Vermont’s outdoor recreation infrastructure and the surrounding ecosystems in every county of the state.
Trail projects reduce runoff and erosion, and increase access and user safety.
Crew Members build technical skills and gain a greater understanding of erosion and hydrology in the landscape. These skillsets transfer well into conservation and trail building professions: fields that are growing to meet rising recreational demand. The work is hard, and Members are inspired by the incalculable value of the outdoor experiences their work provides.
Projects include the building and repair of:
- Hiking trails; universally accessible trails; mountain biking trails; multi-use trails
- Drainage structures including waterbars, culverts, ditches
- Wood structures including bridges, boardwalks, stairs, puncheon
- Stone structures including stairs, turnpiking (stepping stones)
Please visit our blog for examples of the trail work we do! Preview of 2022 Trails Projects | Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (vycc.org)