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published Oct 14, 2020
American Trails Staff
We asked you to give us your recommendations for durable pants that can withstand trail work. These are the results.
published Dec 1, 2006
USDA Forest Service
The Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course is a 16- to 32-hour course for basic to intermediate chain saw and crosscut saw
users. The course is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills that employees or volunteers will need to use these tools safely.
published Jan 1, 1999
Santa Clara County Parks
This Trail Maintenance Manual was developed as a field guideline and procedure manual for Park staff responsible for the maintenance, construction, and operation of the Santa Clara County Parks trails’ system.
published Jan 1, 2004
A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.
published Sep 25, 2019
Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service
Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.
published Sep 5, 2019
Bill Hasenjaeger with Trail Boss
Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock
These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.
These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.
published Jun 30, 2010
The North Country National Scenic Trail facilitates trail maintenance through a system of Trail Adopters who take responsibility for sections of trail. The NCTA Adopter Handbook notes that “A good trail experience is what gains support for the trail and ultimately increases membership.” The Handbook details standards for signs, blazes, tread, bridges, and campsites.
published Oct 1, 1998
USDA Forest Service,
Federal Highway Administration
The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.
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