Owner with OBP Trailworks, LLC
Jed Talbot is the owner of OBP Trailworks, LLC (OBP), a Maine based company that designs, builds, and consults on all types of pedestrian and motorized trails. Hallmarks of OBP include technical stonework, rustic timber joinery, naturalistic accessible trails and challenging backcountry rigging systems.
Jed’s philosophy is one that synthesizes traditional historic practices with innovative modern tools and techniques. His passion for understanding and developing safe and creative practices is matched by his desire to teach and inspire others who want to pursue conservation-based work.
Jed is the co-author of the upcoming USFS manual “Principles of Backcountry Rigging” and has facilitated over 100 workshops on trail building techniques to volunteer, municipal, federal, private, public, and non-profit crews across the country and beyond. Jed is also the current vice-president of the Professional TrailBuilders Association.