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SKILLS and COMPETENCIES for Trails Training

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Categories of skills used in trails and greenways work, along with links to classes and resources for training. Also see National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

This area categorizes and defines the wide range of skills used in trails and greenways work. The goal is to comprehensively identify the range of competencies and knowledge used by staff and volunteers engaged in every kind of trail work. Web pages for the 12 topics provides a catalogue of skills, plus links to resources, publications, and training providers.

This area is compiled and maintained by nttp@americantrails.org from resources provided by members of the National Trails Training Partnership. Many of the specific skills were identified by the task force for the National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment.

 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT skills and competencies

Specific skills used in management of natural resources that host trails and greenways: monitoring impacts of visitors and natural processes; acquistion and protection of trail corridors; conservation and restoration of habitat and natural areas. See below for training and resources links for RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

The following is a list of skills and competencies for this category of trail-related work.

photo of people fixing wet trail

Working on solving a drainage problem that is causing
erosion and resource damage

 

Skills for Resource Management

Skills for Corridor Monitoring

Skills for Acquisition and Protection of Trail Corridors

Skills for Habitat Conservation

TRAINING and RESOURCES for natural resource management

Links will take you to specific training opportunities, training providers, and other educational resources for both urban and backcountry trails. See the Online Training Calendar for current opportunities, featured training providers, and resources in each state.

Courses on Resource and Corridor Management

arrowSee providers of training on trail design below
arrowCheck the online Calendar for current scheduled training
arrowSearch the NTTP training database by keyword, state, or provider

 

Resources for Resource Management

The Trail Building Index provides a wealth of articles, projects, and resources on design and construction issues.

BOOKS on Resource Management

The following books are available from the American Trails Store. Also see the American Trails Bibliography.

BOOKS on Off-Highway Vehicle Trail and Facility Management

TOOLS for Trail Maintenance and Management

An illustrated compendium of many of the tools commonly used for trail maintenance; compiled by Jim Schmid. Includes drawings, uses, and safety tips.

 


 

The National Trails Training Partnership

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The National Trails Training Partnership is an alliance of Federal agencies, training providers, nationwide supporters, and providers of products and services. Visit the online calendar of training opportunities, access hundreds of trail-related resources, read the news, learn how you can help, and see training resources in your state.

This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement DTFH61-06-H-00023. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.

 

 

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