Risk Management During Trail Construction

This webinar will discuss best practices to reduce risk to your trail crew, company, agency, or organization during trail construction activities.

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January 11, 2024

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)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

There are many potential hazards that may be encountered during trail building. Without proper mitigation, some of these hazards may result in injury, death, or financial impacts to those involved in the project. This webinar will discuss best practices to reduce risk to your trail crew, company, agency, or organization during trail construction activities.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide information that will improve safe working practices for trail workers
  • Enhance safety and risk management skills for crew leaders or project supervisors
  • Provide information that could reduce lost time accidents or financial impacts to professional trail builders or organizations/agencies.


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

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Webinar Resources

  • Presenter Presentation: Risk Management During Trail Construction (pdf)
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  • Managing Risk Documents
  • Tree Risk Assessment Form example (pdf)
  • Videos used in the presentation

    Other videos with useful information on topics in the presentation


    Webinar Partners


    Kevin Joell, Owner, Sierra Trail Works
    Reno, Nevada

    Kevin Joell is the owner and primary trailbuilder of Sierra Trail Works, a PTBA member company. He has been building trails with organized groups since 1994, leading over 250 volunteer trail days. He has served as President and Trails Director for the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, as well as serving on the board of the Biggest Little Trail Stewardship, and chair of the Eastern Sierra Trails Coalition. In 2016, he became a licensed contractor and formed Sierra Trail Works. Since then, the company has built over 50 miles of trails throughout Nevada. When he’s not riding, building, or dreaming about trails, he works as a Fire Captain for the Reno Fire Department.


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    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) (most HSW approved)
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