Jed
Jed Talbot

Owner

OBP Trailworks, LLC

Brunswick, ME
United States

(207) 312-1340
[email protected]

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Jed Talbot is the owner of OBP Trailworks, LLC, 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 150 workshops on trail building techniques and conservation related skills to volunteer, municipal, federal, private, public, and non-profit crews across the country. He is a board member and Past President of the Professional Trail Builder Association and a board member of the World Trails Network, Hub of the Americas.

Skill Snapshot

Trail Construction
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Full
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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
Expert
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
  • Project Cost Estimation
  • Implementation Plan
  • Trail Specifications
  • Design
  • Universal Design/ADA Accessibility
  • Crew Management
  • Field-based Resource Protection
  • Sawyer Certification

Please contact me for more details on the trainings I offer.

Past Trainings

Mechanized Trailbuilding: A Primer
American Trails
American Trails
Mechanized Trailbuilding: A Primer

December 02, 2021

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

From SOQ to IDIQ: Trail Contracting Models
American Trails
American Trails
From SOQ to IDIQ: Trail Contracting Models

October 07, 2021

In this webinar, PTBA will explore different trail contracting models.

Member since Aug 2022
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