Supporting stewardship of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness 
and fostering appreciation of wild lands.
  • Volunteer this Summer
    Volunteer this Summer
  • Hiking in
    Hiking in

    ABWF Volunteers join Yellowstone District rangers for work on the Passage Creek trail south of Livingston

  • Breaking new trail
    Breaking new trail
  • Scientific Surveying in the A-B
    Scientific Surveying in the A-B

    Research fellow Max Grigri records data at a stand of Whitebark Pines in the A-B Wilderness

  • Weed Management
    Weed Management

    Pulling out invasive houndstongue from the Bridge Creek trail at the end of the Boulder Creek drainage.

  • The Volunteers
    The Volunteers

    Linus Metzler, Karen Holcomb, Chuck Ward, Shannon McGann, Amanda Marchant and Hannah Marchant spent over a week repairing deeply rutted trail along the Upper Stillwater trail north of Cooke City

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether it’s for a week, a day, or a few hours-you can help to make a difference in our wilderness backyard this summer! Sign up on a:

Day-Long Trail Projects

Help on trails for a day.

Limited on time? Help out for a day. Get outside and help to improve trails, eliminate weeds, and have fun while doing it! Learn more


Multi-Day Projects

Go deeper into the wilderness.  Camp in the backcountry.

Enjoy good views, good company, while making a difference. Most trips food is provided and horses help haul the gear. Learn more 


Citizen Science Project

Go backpacking to far-flung places. Help gather data on the state of the wilderness.

Map and monitor weeds, inventory recreation impacts, record American pika sightings, and evaluate the overall wilderness character. Learn more


Trail Ambassador Program

Help educate and connect with fellow outdoors lovers!

Trail Ambassadors will hike the popular trails that lead to some of the A-B’s most beautiful and most visited destinations, and make friendly contacts with trail users they encounter. Learn more


Artists in Residence Program

Artists exploring their art while exploring the great outdoors

 Two- three artists take a 7-day immersion in the wilderness in various locationsLearn more


Wilderness Internships

Spend your Summer Working on Trail Stewardship!

Work primarily as part of a Forest Service Trail crew, and help with ABWF projects from June through August. Learn more


Wilderness Signs

Preserve the signs that have been educating people for years and years!

Help the Custer Gallatin National Forest replace wilderness panels/signs by the fall of 2017Learn more

Check Out the Project Guide Book Online!

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