Trail Skills Institute Module 4

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer.

Presented by: Arizona Trail Association


Event Details

April 18 - 19, 2020

Contact Information

Wendy Lotze

Volunteer Coordinator

520-730-8182



Description

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands hydrology and how it relates to trail sustainability, to building rock check dams and realigning portions of poorly built trail, these sessions include time-tested techniques and innovative principles. Each training will take place entirely outdoors, with a focus on experiential learning. While there will be talks and demonstrations, the instructors have found that classroom time is never as valuable as time on the trail and a PowerPoint is no replacement for a pick mattock. Each training session is designed to benefit veteran trail dogs and first-timers alike.

MODULE 4: TRAIL DESIGN AND LAYOUT (2 DAY)

Why, who, what of trail design
Design factors (use, site conditions, climate and weather)
Construction design criteria (Trail Management Objectives)
Control points (positive and negative)
Trail corridor identification (GIS and visual assessment)
Tight flagging
Construction prescription

Look for more information soon.

In the mean time, visit Arizona Trail Association homepage for the Trail Skills Institute.

 


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