BETA Bicycle, Equestrian, Trails Assistance

BETA Bicycle, Equestrian, Trails Assistance

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Thank you for your interest in joining BETA. We welcome enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy hiking, biking, and horseback riding on the many miles of trails located in the Fort Ord National Monument.

BETA is an all-volunteer patrol group for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM.) As volunteers we provide visitor assistance to trail users, promote trail courtesy and etiquette, support the development and maintenance of the public trail system, and provide first aid when needed. In addition to patrolling, you may have the opportunity to volunteer at various events that take place on BLM lands such as the Sea Otter Classic where BETA members can utilize their knowledge of the trails and CPR/First Aid skills.
BETA members are asked to patrol at least 6 hours per month. This is done on your own time; we do not assign patrol times. You will report your patrol time and in addition complete a log noting any incidents or problems on the trail or any items you feel would be of interest to BLM, such as washed out areas, overhanging branches, or a trail in need of repair.

BETA members get credit for attending member meetings. We encourage attendance at these meetings as we discuss and vote on items that effect the entire membership. In addition, Fort Ord National Monument Project Manager, Eric Morgan and Fort Ord Ranger, Tammy Jakl, attend the meetings providing us with important updates about any issues with wildlife or activities taking place on Ft Ord.

BETA members must have a current First Aid/CPR card. If you do not already have this requirement, please enroll in a class as soon as possible. The local Red Cross or Salinas Adult School offers classes. BETA will reimburse the costs of these classes within three months, as long as you remain a member in good standing. Contact your local Red Cross at 424-4824 or www.montereyarc.org, or the Salinas Adult School at 796-6900 or www.salinasadultschool.com. Once you receive your First Aid/CPR certification you will be issued BETA clothing allowing you to begin accruing patrol hours.

We are so fortunate to have 7200 acres of recreation land right in our back yard, with over 80 miles of trails. BETA members have the opportunity to become more knowledgeable of the trail system than most visitors through a BLM Trail Orientation Program offered through BETA. In addition, members are issued a Back Country Pass allowing deeper access into the lands by vehicle for patrol purposes. This way you will become more familiar with those areas and will be able to help visitors wanting to venture deeper into the back country. Most importantly, you will enjoy the camaraderie of a group whose mission is to promote public safety, provide guidance, enhance the recreational value, and help build public awareness that first and foremost we are guests in a habitat where plants and animals make their home.

If you are interested in becoming part of our group, please click the following link to send us an email to initiate your membership in BETA.

Happy Trails!

Bicycle Equestrian Trails Assistance
Providing Aid and Assistance to the Fort Ord Trail Community as Bicyclist, Equestrians and as Hikers with knowledge and pride.

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