Keeping Mountain Goats Wild

Scotchman Peak mountain goats are iconic. They’re also best admired from a distance if you want to keep Scotchman Peaks open for everyone. 

Goats are curious, and when they become too familiar with humans, it can be dangerous for both humans and goats.

When hikers feed mountain goats or let them lick the salty sweat from their skin, they become dangerous.

When goats get too close with humans, they can become aggressive, leading to hiker injuries and trail closures.

Don’t let that happen in our wild backyard.

Help keep mountain goats wild!

Be a Trail Ambassador

Every summer, Scotchman Peak Trail Ambassadors hit the trails to make sure hikers know they need to keep their distance from the wildlife. It’s a great reason to get out for a hike while performing an important conservation service. 

The Ambassador program runs all summer long. You can sign-up to volunteer on the weekends or national holidays. Bring a friend, or your whole family for a fun and impactful day in the wild Scotchmans. Trail Ambassadors are also gifted a free T-shirt and hat, making volunteering a no-brainer!

Watch & Learn: Keeping Goats Safe


Current Trail Ambassadors

Thanks for helping to protect hikers and goats in the Scotchmans! Fill out the Trail Ambassador Report Form below.

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