Building and Protecting Wisconsin's Linear National Park
One of the most successful initiatives of the Ice Age Trail Alliance has been the Mobile Skills Crew program. The program's vision has been to build a statewide group of volunteers who are trained in advanced crew leadership and trail construction techniques.
MSC-trained volunteers apply their knowledge and experience to local trail-building projects. Each year, volunteers from across the state and beyond flock to these trail building events at different points along the Ice Age Trail. This process allows the Ice Age Trail to grow and maintain its status as one of the premier hiking trails in the United States.
Trail-building projects which have enhanced the trail in south-central Wisconsin include the Cross Plains segment, Springfield Hill northwest of Madison, the Gibraltar Rock segment near Lodi, and the Montrose segment south of Verona.