Trail Monitor Information

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Thank you, Trail Monitors, for being Steep Rock Association’s eyes on the ground!

Please walk your trail at least once a month (or after major storms) and send a monthly report using this Google Form.

Find your assigned trail using these Maps with Assigned Trails.
Now that you know your trail, take a quick look at this Presentation to refresh your skills and responsibilities. Also, if you have signed up to maintain your trail, read through the Trail Maintenance Guide for a brief overview of tool safety and maintenance techniques.
If you wish to use your smartphone to file your report, look through this Using the Ramblr App Presentation. For those of you who like pencil and paper, here is a Trail Monitoring Field Sheet that you can use when you are in the field.  If you can, please transfer all information to the Trail Monitor Report Form.
If not using the Ramblr App, use the location numbers on these maps below (click on map name)  to help pinpoint any observations or issues.
Hidden Valley Preserve Reference Map
Macricostas Preserve Reference Map
Steep Rock Preserve Reference Map


Additional Resources
For help with identification of invasive plants, refer to the Invasive Flashcards created by Connecticut Forest and Park Association.

Safety is always important when you are out on the trails.  We suggest that you take a buddy with you or tell someone where you will be.  Bears have been seen in the Preserves so make yourself aware of what to do should you encounter one by visiting the CT DEEP site.  And, of course, should you ever feel uncomfortable going out on your trail, please let us know.

Thank you for volunteering for Steep Rock Association.  Contact me with any questions or comments concerning the Trail Monitoring Program by calling the office (860 868-9131) or emailing me using link below.

Mike Giapponi