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posted Dec 5, 2019

National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management

Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails


published Jan 1, 2004

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work

by Jim Schmid

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 5, 2019

Packable Rock Bar is a First

by Bill Hasenjaeger with Trail Boss

Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock


published Jan 1, 2004

11 Key Trail Tools for Grubbing and Raking

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 1, 2004

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.


posted Sep 8, 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - C. Tools for a broader view

by American Trails Staff

Looking at resources from a regional or landscape-wide perspective helps identify where trails should go and which areas should be conserved for wildlife.



published Apr 1, 1998

Mountain Bike Accessories for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.


published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Power Tools

by Jim Schmid

Though the bulk of trail work involves the use of hand tools, there are occasions where power tools are more efficient.


Results from the Business Directory


Forrest Tool Co., Inc.

Durango, Colorado

For 26 years, Forrest Tool Company has been manufacturing the rugged, professional grade MAX ™ Multipurpose Tool.


687 E 4th Ave, Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 375-0003 • [email protected]

Sierra Trail Works

Reno, Nevada

Sierra Trail Works offers planning, layout, design and construction services for recreational trails and bike parks in Nevada.


PO Box 14952, Reno, Nevada 89507
(775) 233-5419 • [email protected]

Salsco, Inc.

Cheshire, Connecticut

SALSCO, Inc. takes pride in producing equipment that allows our customers to meet their goals more efficiently and with less down time.


Headquarters: 105 School House Road, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
Toll Free: (800) 872-5726 or Main: (203) 271-1682

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