Trail Stewards and Workers alert:

The Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC) is in the process of entering into a new Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with NYSDEC Region 7, which will become effective this Spring and replace the old AANR Agreement. As part of this agreement all our maintainers who work, or might work, on DEC lands must complete the State’s Individual Volunteer Application to ensure liability and workers compensation protection while working on the FLT on NYSDEC lands.

A blank copy of the application form is contained within this newsletter for each steward, worker, or potential worker to complete and forward to me for compilation and submittal to FLTC. Scanning and emailing the completed form is acceptable. The application will be good for the life of the Agreement-5 years.

Following are some clarifications:

  • Complete only parts A,B,C & D. Leave E blank, which will be completed by FLTC.
  • Stewardship Agreement Number: leave blank, FLTC will fill in.
  • For anyone under 18n years old Parent/Guardian Permission must be completed.
  • Photocopy of Driver liscense: not required unless you will be driving on NYSDEC forest roads.

All applications must be received by FLTC before the start of any trail maintenance work on DEC lands. This application is in addition to the prior FLTC Trail Maintainer Registration.

As usual, your expeditious cooperation in this effort is greatly appreciated.

My email address is: Tony Rodriguez,

To print the Individual Volunteer Application Form, click this link (this will open the PDF document in a new window for printing)