Photo by: Cameron Gillie

2022 Trailbuilding and Habitat Management Events

Learn new skills and make new friends. Help build and maintain the Ice Age Trail at projects across the state.

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Save the Date: Season at a Glance

Season at a Glance lists the Alliance-sponsored trailbuilding and habitat management events. Get these dates on your calendar. We guarantee lots of memory-making fun. Join us.

Upcoming 2022 Events

Ice Age trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Crew Leader Training, 2022
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

June 9 – 12, IAT-U: Crew Leader Training, Iola, Waupaca County

Crew Leaders Skills Training is back! Learn the skills you need to lead the next generation of trail builders. Attendance requires a short application.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Trailbuilding
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

June 22 – 26, New Hope-Iola Ski Hill Segment, Waupaca and Portage County

This 1.5-mile reroute at the Iola Winter Sports Club will create a more enjoyable experience for hikers and skiers. Join us to build brand-new tread through the pines and away from established ski trails. This is a great project to learn the basics of tread construction.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Trailbuilding, Rice Lake Preseve
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

July 13 – 17, Rice Lake Preserve, Marathon County

The newly expanded Rice Lake Preserve is ready to host the Ice Age Trail. Help create a segment, which will offer a reprieve from road walk and meander through old-growth white pine, hemlock, and white cedar. Enjoy outstanding scenery, stonework, and 500 feet of boardwalk construction.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Trailbuilding, LaBudde Creek Segment
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

August 18 – 21, LaBudde Creek Segment, Sheboygan County

Help provide hikers with an additional mile of new Trail through the recently acquired State Ice Age Trail Area protecting the LaBudde Creek watershed. This project will extend the segment, connecting County Road MM with Ridge Creek Road.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail, Trailbuilding events, 2022
Photo by Kevin Thusius.

September 14 – 18, Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County

Join us for plenty of treadwork, stonework, and boardwalk construction as we pick up where we left off in May! We’ll continue making progress toward building four miles of brand-new Trail. A 2023 opening is in our sights.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age Trail, Lapham Peak Segment, Trailbuilding
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

October 6 – 9, Lapham Peak Segment, Waukesha County

Three short reroutes along this popular segment will eliminate erosion, replace the infamous “Rollercoaster” boardwalk, and improve hiker safety at a busy road crossing. Join us to enhance Trail sustainability and the hiker experience.    

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ringle Segment, Marathon County, Mobile Skills Crew Event
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

October 20 – 22, Wildcard

Stay tuned for more information on this “as needed” event!

Recently Completed Events

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Photo by Patrick Gleissner.

May 18 – 22, Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County

Come prepared to cut fresh tread along the terminal moraine as we begin building four brand-new miles of Trail. This is the first of several projects, which will fill in the gaps along this segment.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Habitat Management, 2022
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

February 17 – 19, Gibraltar Rock Segment, Columbia County

Felling, piling, and burning eastern red cedar continues at the Steenbock Preserve. Join us as we pull back the cedar curtain and unveil the view of Lake Wisconsin and the Baraboo Hills.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Habitat Management, 2022
Photo by Eva Ballering.

February 4 – 6, Cross Plains Segment, Dane County

Burn brush piles previously created at Mammoth’s Back Preserve. Buckthorn removal will continue as we clear Mammoth’s Back and preserve its remnant hilltop prairie.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Habitat Management, 2022
Photo by Dave Caliebe.

January 20 – 22, Table Bluff Segment, Dane County
Help maintain species diversity and ecosystem quality along this popular segment. Build and burn brush piles; remove invasive brush and trees from prairies to prepare for future broadcast burns.

Come for the day, the entire event, or whatever length of time your schedule allows.

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