Sierra National Forest Winter Program

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Wilderness Corps has put together a winter program on the Sierra National Forest. This initiative meets a need and fills a gap, which is why we are doing it. We will be working with the Sierra National Forest Offroad Snow Vehicles  Department. There are about 6 Fulltime employees and two USFS Volunteers and Wilderness Corps to cover 230 miles of Snowmobile Trails. 

We will be helping the USFS do Patrols and offer public assistance as needed, we will Snowmobile Trail Saftey, OSV Trail Maintenace and we will do OSV Wilderness Incursion Monitoring and Documentation. 

Upcoming Training geared to OSV:

OSV Orientation @ Kokanee work Center

We will post more information as it becomes available.


Todd Brockman is one of the founders of Wilderness Corps. He came up with the idea while on Trail Crew in the Los Padres National Forest. He has been backpacking just about all his life. Todd Brockman was a Trail Crew Leader for the Ventnana Wilderness Alliance and was a Volunteer Wilderness Steward in the Los Padres National Forest for 2 years. Todd then volunteered as Weekend Wilderness Ranger for the 2013 season in the Sierra National Forrest. Todd’s is involved with many organizations that promote Wilderness Stewardship from Washington D.C. to the local level. Todd is an IT Professional however, Todd says the best job ever would be to part of the solitude of the Wilderness.

Quick Links

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Wilderness Permits

Wilderness Permits are required to overnight in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, Kaiser Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams. Please get a permit. Bear cans are required in the Sierra National Forest.