We understand that there is a lot of information out there and it can be difficult to know where to start. You’re here because the future of the Wasatch is important to you. Luckily, there are ways you can get involved.

Table at Community Events

The WBA is looking for volunteers to represent the organization at various community events. We often have a presence at events that will help to give WBA and its message greater exposure in the community. This usually entails staffing a table to answer questions, encourage conversations, sign up members, pass out stickers, and sell logo gear.  If you are willing to participate, we ask that you commit to particular events and times to ensure that they are properly staffed. This is a great opportunity to talk to people, spread the word about WBA, and engage them in thinking about the future of the Wasatch. You do not need to be an expert! We will provide talking points and resources for folks to learn more.

Trail Counter Calibrations

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance maintains 29 infrared trail counters at popular backcountry trailheads throughout the Central Wasatch. Our program is the first-ever attempt to provide a long-term record of non-motorized winter recreational use. We need to calibrate our counters by manually counting trail use in person to help determine the accuracy of our data.

Calibration volunteers will need to commit to be at a particular trailhead on a scheduled day. The idea is that you will make contact with other winter users, talk about WBA, gather some user information, and pass out stickers. Typically trailhead shifts will only require a little more than an hour of your morning or early afternoon when most people start or finish their tours.  That means you can snag a good parking spot, get out for a full day in the backcountry, and give back to your community.

Grant Writing

Are you passionate about preserving backcountry terrain and accessibility in the Central Wasatch? We are seeking volunteers to assist with grant writing. By volunteering with WBA, you’ll play a crucial role in securing the funding necessary to continue our vital work. We are looking for folks who can help with one of the following: seek out grant opportunities, writing grants, or reviewing grants. If you have experience and a love for the backcountry, we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in volunteering please, send an email to: Volunteer@wasatchbackcountryalliance.org   

We need your help

We are on a mission to build a stronger community to help protect the recreation of places we love. Your membership will fund current and future projects, while connecting you with fellow community members through social gatherings and education.