Santa Fe National Forest Volunteer Opportunities

A volunteer works along the Dead Dog Trail re-route. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE—The public is invited to support Santa Fe National Forest’s Española Ranger District with fun and challenging trail projects. Five workdays will be held this spring to build new trail sections on the Dead Dog and Winsor Trails. Volunteers are welcome to help.

Project locations include the Dead Dog Trail, located west of Santa Fe in the Caja del Rio, and the Winsor Trail, located east of Santa Fe off of N.M. 475 between the Norski Trail and Forest Service Road 102.

Each work day is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Saturday, March 15 at Dead Dog Trail
  • Sunday, March 23 at Dead Dog Trail
  • Saturday, April 12 at Dead Dog Trail
  • Friday, May 2 at Dead Dog Trail
  • Sunday, May 4 at Winsor Trail

Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, above-ankle boots, work gloves, a day pack with lunch and water, and other essentials; as well as hard hats and safety glasses. The Forest Service will provide hard hats and all necessary tools for each project. A safety presentation, to address potential hazards and discuss ways to stay safe will be provided at each workday.   

For more information, or to sign-up for a workday, contact Jennifer Sublett, District Volunteer coordinator, at or 505.753.7331.