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  A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting trail users and forest resources through service and backcountry safety education.




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Fall 2015

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A New Role: Advocate for the Forests

The Backcountry Trail Patrol Association is a private, non-profit organization that provides volunteer trail patrol and advocacy on the Chequamegon National Forest In Wisconsin and the Marcell area of the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.The patrol started as the Backcountry Trail Patrol Program of the North-Central Mountain Bike Patrol (NCMBP) in 1999 to promote and patrol trails on the Chippewa and Superior  National Forests in Minnesota. In 2003 when NCMBP became a prorgam of MORC (Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists), the Backcountry Patrol program became a separate, independent organization concentrating on the Chippewa and Chequamegon National Forests.

Chippewa NF Patrol, 2003

We are active partners with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the CAMBA Trails which are our our primary patrol venue, although we still occaisionally serve as casual volunteers on the Chippewa National Forest, particularly the Trout Lake and Suomi Hills Non-Motorized Management Areas south of Marcell.  We also patrol and maintain the trails in Isanti (MN) County Parks, which we helped design and build.


In this era of tightening budgets, the Backcountry Patrol helps the forest by monitoring use, encouraging proper and safe recreational activities, explaining forest management programs and policies, and acting as a volunteer "face" of the Forest Service to all trail users. We ask that all members commit to doing at least 12 hours of trail patrol on CAMBA trails per season, and work at least three events over the course of a year. You can see by the list below there are plenty of opportunities to work events.

Our major events are:
CAMBA/Borah Epic
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival
Fat Bike Birkie
Other events we work are:
Birkie Tour
Lake Maria State Park (MN) Winter Family Fun Day
North End Ski Classic
Salsa Ride Camp
Cable Off-Road Classic 
Birkie Trail Run 


Any Senior Patroller can decide to work an event and recruit other members to assist.

Trail systems we officially patrol (With links):

Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association

Chequamegon National Forest (WI)

Isanti County Parks

Email us for more information. 

Backcountry Trail Patrol Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity service provider, operating under a volunteer services agreement and in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Copyright 2002 - 2015 Backcountry Trail Patrol Association, Inc.
Last modified: November 10, 2015



Medical Training 


 Training resources:

Emergicare Wilderness

Medical Training,

The Backcountry Trail Patrol and Emergicare Medical Training are working together to train as many people as possible in "Hands Only CPR"

AHA Compression-only CPR

We thank


for their ongoing support!

The Backcountry Trail Patrol is a member of




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