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Mechanized Trailbuilding: A Primer

Through a combination of field footage and expert speakers, this webinar will provide a primer on mechanized trailbuilding equipment.

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Event Details

December 02, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost:

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Webinar Sponsors


    This webinar is free to the public, thanks to a generous sponsorship from the
    Professional TrailBuilders Association and the Federal Highway Administration.

     


    Webinar Outline


    Mechanized trailbuilding has revolutionized the trail industry over the last 25 years. From specialized dozers to mini-excavators to crawler carriers, the advantages of small earthmovers include faster rates of production and the ability to sculpt a more consistent trail tread. Through a combination of field footage and expert speakers, this webinar will provide a primer on mechanized trailbuilding equipment including Mini-Excavators, Trail Dozers, Tracked Dumpers and Haulers, Skid Steers/Mini Skid Steers, and Compactors. The speakers will discuss: pros/cons; matching mechanized equipment to your environment, budget, and trail specifications; workforce, experience and training; modifications/attachments; and repairs/maintenance. The session will conclude with Q+A.

    Additional presenters TBD.

    This webinar is part of a three-part webinar series hosted by the Professional TrailBuilders Association. Join us for all three webinars (or view the recordings):

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the pros/cons of mechanization and specific equipment.
    • Understand and observe common mechanized trail construction techniques in different environments.
    • Understand operations, maintenance and repairs of mechanized equipment.
    • Understand the costs and benefits of using mechanized equipment.
    • Understand the hours of training needed to master the skills of a specific machine.

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    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

     


    Presenters


    Aaryn Kay, Executive Director, Professional TrailBuilders Association
    Boulder, Colorado

    Aaryn has been working with PTBA since 2017 and has been working in the trail industry since 2002. During that time, Aaryn has worked with more than one hundred non-profits in almost every U.S. state and Canadian province with specialities in development, communications, strategy, and assessment. In 2009, she co-founded Kay-Linn Enterprises to provide a trail development and non-profit management services to communities. Prior to Kay-Linn, Aaryn coordinated trailbuilding and advocacy events, co-taught 150 weekend long trailbuilding seminars for volunteers and land managers in 32 states, instructed a graduate-level environmental education course at Duke University, and directed Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment’s Community Outreach. Aaryn has a Masters in Environmental Management and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Duke University.

     

    Tony Boone, COO, Timberline TrailCraft
    Salida, Colorado

    Tony is a Master of Outdoor Education in Outdoor Recreation with the Professional TrailBuilders Association, Chief Operating Officer with Timberline TrailCraft, LLC, and Principal with Tony Boone Trails, Inc. Tony is a pioneer in the evolution and art of planning and creating sustainable, machine-built trails for mountain bikers, hikers, runners and equestrians. His accomplishments include: the first official mountain bike patrol in Colorado in 1989, training eight International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Care Crews (1997-2011), inspiring and conducting mechanized training for the IMBA Trail Solutions (2001), and contributing to three IMBA books: Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack, Managing Mountain Bikes: IMBA’s Guide to Providing Great Riding and Bike Parks: IMBA’s Guide to New School Trails. Tony has taught over 3,000 students worldwide in the art of sustainable trail design, construction, and management. View Tony’s full bio including notable works here.

     

    Jed Talbot, Owner, OBP Trailworks, LLC
    Brunswick, Maine

    Jed Talbot is the President of the Professional TrailBuilders Association, as well as the owner of OBP Trailworks, LLC (OBP), a Maine based company that designs, builds, and consults on all types of pedestrian and motorized trails. Hallmarks of OBP include technical stone work, rustic timber joinery, naturalistic accessible trails and challenging backcountry rigging systems. Jed’s philosophy is one that synthesizes traditional historic practices with innovative modern tools and techniques. His passion for understanding and developing safe and creative practices is matched by his desire to teach and inspire others who want to pursue conservation based work. Jed has facilitated over 100 workshops on trail building techniques and conservation related skills to volunteer, municipal, federal, private, public, and non-profit crews across the country.

     

    Joe Foelker, Special Operations Assassin, Singletrack Trails
    Colorado

    Joe Foelker is the lead mechanic for Singletrack Trails, an industry leading trail building company in shared-use trail planning, design and construction. Driven by the desire to protect natural resources while providing better experiences for recreating outdoors, Singletrack Trails has been involved with the design and construction of more than 1000 miles of sustainable, shared-use trails across the United States. With 10 years in machine maintenance, Joe is responsible for repairing, maintaining and keeping a fleet of 35 machines field ready.

     


    Closed Captioning

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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

    Learning credits are free for American Trails webinars and are either free or a $15 fee for other conferences, webinars, or workshops.


    Disclaimer

    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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