Trails Training Calendar

Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.

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July

Sustainable Trail Construction with Mechanied Equipment

Wentworth, NC

July 17 - July 19, 2018

During this three-day advanced trail training session, participants will gain an introduction into the world of mechanized trail building. Students will train on a variety of mini-excavators and a Sutter trail dozer. Please contact Tim Johnson, Director of Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College for more details.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

July 24, 2018

Participants will learn how to maintain sustainable trails. The session will cover vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements. Students will gain field experience maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

July 31 - August 02, 2018

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

Categories: Workshop

August

Intermediate Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

August 07, 2018

Participants will learn about advanced trail maintenance techniques. The session will cover trail tread narrowing and rehabilitation, armoring, checkdams, and trail closure and reclamation. Students will also review vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements.

Categories: Workshop

September

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

September 10 - September 13, 2018

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout

Wentworth, NC

September 24, 2018

Participants will learn how to design and layout sustainable trails. The session will cover the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail design and layout. Design considerations for a variety of trails users will be discussed. The session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience designing and laying out new trails and trail reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Construction with Hand Tools

Wentworth, NC

September 25, 2018

Participants will learn how to construct sustainable trails with hand tools. The session will cover the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail construction. Students will discuss and complete pre-construction trail corridor clearing and trail construction. Participants will gain field experience constructing new trails and trail reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

September 26, 2018

Participants will learn how to maintain sustainable trails. The session will cover vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements. Students will gain field experience maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Intermediate Trail Maintenance

Wentworth, NC

September 27, 2018

Participants will learn about advanced trail maintenance techniques. The session will cover trail tread narrowing and rehabilitation, armoring, checkdams, and trail closure and reclamation. Students will also review vegetation trimming, deberming and maintaining outslope, constructing knicks and rolling grade dips, and other typical trail maintenance requirements.

Categories: Workshop

October

Basic Rockwork for Trails

Wentworth, NC

October 09 - October 11, 2018

During this advanced trail training session, participants will gain an introduction into basic rockwork for trails. Students will learn how to move rock efficiently and use various methods to build stone steps. Please contact Tim Johnson, Director of Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College for more details.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

October 23 - October 25, 2018

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

Categories: Workshop

November

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

November 05 - November 08, 2018

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Assessment

Wentworth, North Carolina

November 13, 2018

Participants will learn about the characteristics of sustainable and traditional trails and the five essential elements of sustainable trails. Students will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. The session will cover user and natural impacts and include desktop trail review and field assessment. Participants will gain field experience assessing existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Permitting and Contracting

Wentworth, NC

November 14, 2018

Participants will learn about potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. The session will cover environmental regulatory agencies and contacts. Students will be provided with examples of trail contracts and create one of their own based on findings from a trail assessment.

Categories: Workshop

December

Intermediate Trail Assessment (prerequisite required)

Wentworth, North Carolina

December 11 - December 12, 2018

Participants will build on skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail assessment class. Students will focus on critical assessment of a trail system in the area. The session will cover creating a trail assessment document to present findings and proposed recommendations.Students will gather the necessary information through field work to write a trail assessment document. **Interested participants should have a thorough understanding of sustainable trails and trail assessment experience before taking this class - prerequisite required.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop