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This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.
Mountain bikes. You find them on nonwilderness trails everywhere. Continual improvements in bicycle suspensions, brakes, structural materials, and other key components allow mountain bikers to travel faster, farther, and with greater ease and dependability than ever before.
It should come as no surprise
that mountain bike enthusiasts who also maintain trails have seen the benefits
of using mountain bikes for trail work. This case study shows how the Seward
Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes. In
addition, it describes how the Missoula Technology and Development Center
(MTDC) worked with the District trail crew to develop a bicycle-mounted chain
saw carrier and evaluate several single-wheeled bicycle cargo trailers.
Published April 1998
A compilation of best practices and guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and management of your trail employing sustainable design.
The National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program was created to train smart volunteer and professional sawyers across the nation.
We asked you to give us your recommendations for durable pants that can withstand trail work. These are the results.
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.