Wetland identification, working with wetlands regulation, and trail development in riparian areas.
This manual describes the common techniques for building a wetland trail.
In this manual we have described the common techniques for building a wetland trail. We have also included information on some of the more unusual materials and tools.
Some of the techniques and tools we describe are suitable for wilderness situations where mechanized equipment cannot be used. Others are suitable for urban greenbelts where a wider range of techniques, material, and equipment can be used. Somewhere in between are the backcountry sites where machines are permitted, but access and logistics are challenges. Although this book is written for wetland trails, the techniques described can also be used for correcting other poorly drained low areas in existing trails.
The manual is written for those who are untrained and inexperienced in wetland trail construction, but those with experience may learn a few things, too.
Published September 01, 2001
The 3-mile long Kalaupapa Trail is the only access point in and out of the remote community of Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. When a land-slide took out an old aluminum bridge, cutting off this access point, park officials looked to an FRP bridge for its light weight, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
Categories, lists, and definitions of skills used in trails and greenways work, along with links to classes and resources for training.