WE’RE HIRING -> YOUTH TRAIL CREW
Come be part of a 5 member crew working on a variety of projects on the Bridger-Teton National Forest this summer. As a crew member you will help complete a variety of manual tasks including restoration and maintenance of trails, new trail lay-out and construction, and the closure and rehab of old trails. The job requires teamwork, personal motivation, enthusiasm for new challenges and an excitement to work outdoors! Learn about your ability, your passion and your local trail network!
Youth Trail Crew is a paid position with Friends of Pathways, a local non-profit that works closely with the Bridger-Teton National Forest to manage 125 miles of front-country trails on Snow King, Teton Pass, and Munger Mountain. To be considered for acceptance you must complete a written application(link) and attend a personal interview. Youth Trail Crew will earn an hourly wage beginning at $11.00/hour.
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2014 ANNUAL REPORT
This year, Jay Pistono, Friends of Pathways Pass Ambassador, was voted to have the ‘coolest and most important jobs in the valley’ by The Planet. Here’s what they’re saying:
Pistono’s job began on a volunteer basis as he tried to help clean up after dogs and control the calamitous parking situation atop Teton Pass. These two issues became so problematic that “access was hanging in the balance,” according to Pistono, and WYDOT was ready to ban Teton Pass skiing access altogether.
When Friends of Pathways and the U.S. Forest Service got wind of what Pistono was doing to help minimize chaos on the pass, they decided to create a job for him, hoping he could help ensure continued access to the area.
Most people don’t realize that without Pistono, skiing on Teton Pass would likely be restricted and this winter playground would be the forbidden fruit dangling in our faces. Of course, Pistono is incredibly humble and insists it’s all about the pass, and he doesn’t want credit for the great job he’s doing. The Ambassador’s approach has always been one of compassion and teaching:
“I like to talk to people in the spirit of learning, not judgment,” he said. “They’re much more likely to listen.”