Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT), non-profit organization of trail users dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.
FoOT Guides & FormsHere you can join FoOT and download volunteer agreement forms and other documents. CLICK HERE for trail maintenance guidelines and training information.FoOT Trifold BrochureUse this Trifold Brochure to print out copies that you can distribute to places of business, trail enthusiasts, on car windshields at trailheads, etc. Keep several in your backpack to give to others you meet on the trail.Membership Application and Volunteer Guest AgreementIf you’d like to support FoOT through contribution of funds or time, we encourage you to submit a Membership Application so we can add you to our membership roster and stay in touch with you regarding OT news and upcoming FoOT events.If you request a Working Membership (see How to Help) you will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement which will be sent to you along with additional helpful information.Volunteer Guest AgreementIf you are a FoOT Working Member and will have guests helping you with maintenance tasks, they must fill-out a Volunteer Guest Agreement. If your adoption falls within the area managed by Pinnacle Mountain State Park (Section 9 Mile 192.5 thru Section 10 Mile 222.5), your guest(s) will also have to sign the PMSP FoOT Volunteer Waiver.Maintenance Report FormAfter working with your Maintenance Reports and listening to your comments, we have redesigned the FoOT Maintenance Report Form. It is simpler and easier to use and it is now designed to capture only the data that we need and use.There are three reasons we ask for a Maintenance Report from FoOT Volunteers:1.We collect Volunteer Hours, mileage driven, and gender information needed by the USFS. They are required to submit this information in their volunteer reports and the information helps them maintain support for volunteer programs. It will also be helopful to FoOT in showing how much we contribute when we apply for funding grants in the future, or need help from other groups.2.We want to maintain the database on current trail status. This is a real service to Ouachita Trail users and will help FoOT generate future support. In the few short months we have had this information on the website, we have had a remarkable number of people interested and asking questions.3.We want to know what work that either FoOT, the USFS, or the state parks need to plan on doing.The new form eliminates all other information other than the information needed to perform these three functions. 1.Maintenance Report Form.doc This is the blank report format for digital completion. It is Microsoft Word format and you must have Word to open it. Use this form if you intend to complete your reports on the computer, either to print and mail or to submit by email.2.Maintenance Report Form.pdf This is the same form, but in a format easier to use as a paper form (Adobe Acrobat). Use this form if you plan to print the form, complete by hand, and submit via US Mail.Alwayssubmit a Maintenance Report when you work on the trail and please start using the new form immediately.Trail Condition ReportWe gratefully receive reports from trail users on trail conditions they encounter. If you have been on the OT recently, please take a moment and fill-out our Trail User Report. These reports are used to keep the Trail Condition report on this web site as current as possible and also to prioritize future volunteer work. It is available in Word format for easy emailing (you must have Microsoft Word to open it, however) and Adobe PDF format if you choose to print and send it via US Mail.Trail Conditions Report.docTrail Conditions Report.pdfGovernment Agency Contact ListThis Government Agency Contact List, a list of contacts in the US Forest Service and at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, should be useful for FoOT members. Remember to contact the District Ranger’s office or State Park personnel when going out to perform maintenance on your adopted section.