Zachary
Zachary Strickland

Trails maintenance Coordinator

Mountain Trails Foundation

Kamas, UT
United States

(339) 832-9141
[email protected]

howdy! I have spent 9 years working in the outdoor recreation and conservation industry. I started as an Americorps member with the Utah Conservation Corps, then moved to Park City, UT where I spent two Summers with Mountain Trails Foundation first as a crew member then as a crew leader. After that I yearned for backcountry and wilderness trail work. I worked 4 summers with the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative as a crew leader and project manager, working with BLM and USFS, Southwest Conservation Corps and Western Colorado Conservation Corps, as well as many volunteer groups. As project manager I was overseeing 5 existing routes to 5 peaks, as well as overseeing the lay out and implementation of a re-route. I would help train and oversee all groups under me. We focused on sustainable trail building and maintenance, how to work in the very sensitive high alpine tundra, and how to be stewards to the land and spread our knowledge to other users. I have a deep understanding of trail building and maintenance and have trained fellow crew members as well as volunteers and conservation corp members. My areas of expertise are dry mason work, timber work, tread work, trail design and layout, and managing volunteers and corp members. Understanding the logistic 2-step of working with all of these parties as well as USFS and BLM. I am a Wilderness First Responder, s-212 level B sawyer, and NWGC s-130 wildland firefighter.

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
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
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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

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Member since May 2024
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