Instructor Planning Guide & Field Reference
For students with moderate to extensive trail building experience who want to lead trail crews and work parties. Not a construction techniques class; this is about effective leadership. Students will have classroom and field work in the following topics: work day responsibilities, risk assessment and safety, tool safety and tool talk, leadership and team building, practical experience leading volunteers.
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail exists largely in part because of the continued and growing support of volunteers. Each year the volunteer program grows and more individuals and groups are working to maintain the trail in a variety of ways year-round.
The value of this work is immeasurable and the potential for further growth is endless. Volunteers are available and once they have a positive experience, they are exponentially more likely to return for future projects. The Crew Leader is responsible for shaping these people’s experiences, introducing them to the world of trails and ensuring that they return for many more adventures and continue this successful effort.
Remember that every minute a volunteer is out on the trail is a gift, treat their time as such.
posted Aug 23, 2023
What would it take for all Americans to be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes be on trails that wind through their cities, towns or villages and bring them back without retracing steps?
posted Feb 14, 2023
The primary goal of this study was to understand who uses the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), how they use it, their preferences, and the economic impact of the CDT in the region. Additional data were also collected regarding protecting public lands and using the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado.
posted Jul 15, 2022
This research investigates the influence of layout and design on the severity of trail degradation.
posted Jul 15, 2022
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) is a unique internationally recognized protected natural area encompassing more than 250,000 acres and a 2,190-mile footpath from Maine to Georgia.
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