Ben
Ben Appleby

President

Linear Active LLC

Zanesville, OH
United States

(740) 868-6915
[email protected]

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I am the founder and owner of Linear Active LLC. I started the business in 2012 after completing my masters thesis on sustainable trail development. We have worked in 7 states and our clients have included federal agencies, state parks agencies, regional and local governments, nonprofits and private land owners. I have presented on trail-related topics at the International Trail Symposium, Professional Trail Builders Association conferences, the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association conference and many smaller events. Linear Active offers a full spectrum of trail development services including GIS-based assessments and master planning, trail design and layout, turnkey construction and maintenance. We have been a PTBA member contractor since 2015.

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
Expert
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
Expert

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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
  • Jobsite Safety
  • Jobsite Risk Management
  • Performance Management
  • Field-based Resource Protection
  • Program Budgeting
  • Communications
  • Contract Administration
  • Inspections/Monitoring
  • Sawyer Certification

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

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Member since Apr 2023
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