Mariah
Mariah Keagy

Trail Designer/Planner-Owner

Sinuosity

Morristown, VT
United States

(802) 310-2298
[email protected]

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Mariah Keagy began her career in trail construction and reconstruction in the Green Mountains of Vermont in 1996. She has extensive knowledge of multi-use trail design and management and diverse experience in natural resources, specializing in the New England landscape. Before returning to Vermont in 2010, Mariah worked throughout the U.S. learning about multi-use trails (hike, bike, motorized, pack and saddle, ski, and water) from the Everglades in Florida to the coastlines and peaks of Maine, to the Chugach in Alaska. She returned to New England as the Trails Supervisor for the Appalachian Mountain Club, where she managed the White Mountain trails and developed a contract crew, designing and building trails throughout New England. She has a M.S. in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England and currently serves as a Vice Chair on the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council, and a board member of the Green Mountain Club and 10 year member of its Trail Management Committee. Mariah recently completed a Wetland’s Delineation course to assist in trail design and planning projects. In addition to decades of trail crew leadership and supervision, Mariah also has a background in a variety of formats of education, both formal and informal. She has designed and taught workshops and trainings in all aspects of hand-built trail construction, trail crew leadership, rigging, rock breaking and shaping, tool care and maintenance, body mechanics/ergonomics, axe care and use, crew leadership, and backcountry camp/crew management. She was an instructor of "Tools and Their Applications" at Sterling College for 5 years. She has formal training in education as a licensed science educator in Vermont, and her recent trail education projects include a curriculum for a year long Sustainable Trail Construction course for Northern Vermont University, as well as assisting with the PTBA skill level development builting out from the Core Competency Framework.

Skill Snapshot

Trail Construction
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Full
Expert
Trail Maintenance
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Full
Expert
Project Preparation
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Full
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Project Planning & Design
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Full
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Project & Crew Management
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Full
Expert
Program Admin & Leadership
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Full
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Trainings I Provide

I offer trainings for the following skills:

  • Construction Specifications
  • Corridor Clearing
  • Hand-Built Trail Construction
  • Mechanized Trail Construction
  • Trail Finishwork
  • Water Management/Drainage Features
  • Water Crossing Structures
  • Retaining Walls
  • Tread Hardening
  • Trailside Structures / Dispersed Recreation
  • Decommissioning Trails
  • Maintenance Specifications
  • Inventory & Assessment
  • Corridor Clearing: Power tools
  • Corridor clearing: Hand Tools
  • Tread Maintenance - Hand tools
  • Tread Maintenance - Mechanized Equipment
  • Drainage Features/Water Management
  • Land Use Plan Alignment
  • Define Purpose and Need of Project
  • Corridor Planning
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Principles
  • Project Cost Estimation
  • Implementation Plan
  • Trail Specifications
  • Design
  • Trail Plans
  • Interpretation
  • Permitting
  • Universal Design/ADA Accessibility
  • Crew Recruitment
  • Crew Management
  • Jobsite Safety
  • Jobsite Risk Management
  • Performance Management
  • Field-based Resource Protection
  • Program Budgeting
  • Communications
  • Contract Administration
  • Education and Public Outreach
  • Funding/Grants
  • Inspections/Monitoring
  • Partnership and Collaboration
  • Policy/Directives/Law
  • Visitor Use Management and Monitoring
  • Agreement Development
  • Sawyer Certification

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Member since Jul 2022
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