Josh briefs a group of University of Vermont student volunteers on the day of work ahead.

Volunteer Management in Action: Replacing a bridge on The Catamount Trail, Shrewsbury, Vermont

The Catamount Trail is a a 300 mile public-access, winter-use only ski trail that runs the length of Vermont from Massachusetts to Canada. The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is a non-profit organization that manages the trail. The CTA relies heavily on a network of 300 active volunteers to improve and maintain the trail at a very low cost.

This bridge on the Shrewsbury, Vermont section of the Catamount Trail was destroyed as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

CTA Volunteers and students from the University of Vermont work together to transport lumber to the site.