ABWF volunteers and USFS crew working at one of The AB’s most popular Wilderness portals.

Our projects are open to anyone interested in giving back to this wilderness that gives us all so much. Click on the opportunity which interests you to read more and sign up.

The Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming – click to read more
DATE: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Close To: Red Lodge, MT
Spots Available: Sorry, this day is full – contact us if you want to be on a waiting list

There’s a world of opportunity in the field of conservation, and it takes many hands to successfully manage our open spaces and to mentor the next generation on why Wilderness matters. On June 19th, The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming will be joining ABWF and the USFS to get their hands in the mix of trails management while we explore what it means to both steward and enjoy our rich natural resources. Join us for a few hours of trail corridor maintenance at a trail near Red Lodge, MT. Brushing requires bending, kneeling, light lifting, tossing, and repetitive hand motions.

Livingston Peak Weed Pull – click to read more & sign up
DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2024
Close To: Livingston, MT
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Spots Available: 13/15

Progress takes time on the landscape – but we are seeing it! Jump back in with us on this multi-year weed treatment at Livingston Peak – one of the iconic skylines in The AB. This project is a collaboration between ABWF, Park County Environmental Council, and the Livingston Bike Club. We will spend the day together coming to know local flora – invasive and non-invasive – while assisting in creating a regenerative habitat along this lovely mountaintop. Smile each day at Livingston Peak this year knowing that you and your community played a role in keeping our mountains wild.

Gardiner Basin Habitat Restoration click to read more & sign up
DATE: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Close To: Gardiner MT, Emigrant MT
Spots Available: 13/15

The Gardiner Basin links our world famous Park and neighboring Gallatin Range to the Absaroka foothills and the nearly 1 million acre Wilderness beyond. The migration corridors that cross the Basin are the heartbeat of Yellowstone. The Slip and Slide area and nearby Basset Creek provide critical winter habitat to elk, mule deer, bison, pronghorn and all species of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Join us while we work to keep the never-ending march of invasive species in check to protect important ecosystem services. Our exact work location will be determined closer to the date.

Habitat restoration in Basset Creek, Gardiner Basin.

4th Annual Wilderness Adventure Day with Eagle Mount Billings – click to read more
DATE: Monday, August 12, 2024
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Close To: Red Lodge, MT at Wild Bill Lake
Spots Available: 9/10

Welcome to our 4th Annual Adventure Day of Wilderness skills and fun with young stewards from Eagle Mount Billings. This year’s events include identifying knapweed and a dedicated weed pull at Wild Bill Lake as well as learning tent set-up and other camp skills. The fun, as in past years, includes a hike around the lake and cookout at the picnic area. This has been an increasingly popular event with many returning high-energy participants. !We are looking for up to 10 volunteers willing to make a day of it teaching skills, managing groups between activities, or cooking for the group. The appreciation-quotient is high and this is regularly one of the highlights of our summer. Please join us.

Pulling weeds at Wild Bill Lake with Eagle Mount Billings.

Do you have a passion for sharing your love of trails and wilderness?
Become a TRAIL AMBASSADOR with ABWF! – Click to learn more
DATES: As available May through October each year.
Close To: Any busy trailhead around the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness and Bearthooth Highway #212

Would you like to volunteer in a meaningful way and help protect the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness? Would you like to volunteer on your own schedule, and hike a beautiful trail while at it?

As a Trail Ambassador (TA), you will help educate visitors at popular trails about proper Leave No Trace (TA) principles, bear protocols, and more! The A-B needs us to identify high-use areas and help inform folks to responsibly access them.

Volunteering as a TA, you will travel to a high-use trail head and greet people as they enter the wilderness, kindly checking in with them to make sure they have the knowledge they need to reduce impact. As time and energy allows, we also welcome TA’s to hike the first few miles of the trail to survey impact and continue to greet hikers.

ABWF hosts an annual Trail Ambassador Training Day mid-May at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary in Red Lodge. With training led by ABWF staff, MT Fish Wildlife & Parks and Forest Service personnel, we will prepare volunteers how to engage safely with the public, share information about the trail and Wilderness area and more. Contact us if you are interested in learning more and becoming our next great Trail Ambassador.

Beatooth Highway #212 Clean Up Day
Become a TRAIL AMBASSADOR with ABWF! – Click to learn more
DATES: To Be Determined
Close To: Red Lodge, Billings, MT. Cody WY.

Stay tuned for more information.

Join us to help maintain one of the most iconic highways in America – the Beartooth Highway.

Stay tuned as we continue to add educational events & other exciting volunteer opportunities.

Take a tour of The AB to see our 2024 projects and events on the fully interactive map below!

We look forward to having you join us! If you have any questions, ask us!

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”

Robert Frost