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North Country Trail Handbook
North Country Trail Handbook

Published Mar 1, 2019

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.

Trail Skills College Course Curriculum
Trail Skills College Course Curriculum

Published Jun 25, 2024

To help our volunteers succeed in their trail work, PCTA collaborated with many partners to develop a Trail Skills College curriculum.

​​Foundations of Sustainable Trails: Tools
​​Foundations of Sustainable Trails: Tools

Published Sep 22, 2023

​​​​Explore foundational concepts related to the safe trail use—all through the lens of developing and maintaining a sustainable trail. The course will outline the types of tools for trail work, their use in construction and maintenance, as well as…

Foundations of Sustainable Trails: Tread and Alignment​
Foundations of Sustainable Trails: Tread and Alignment​

Published Sep 22, 2023

Explore foundational concepts related to the principles and applications of trail tread and alignment—all through the lens of developing and maintaining a sustainable trail. This course will introduce basic trail design elements as well as processes…

Hand Tool Field Maintenance
Hand Tool Field Maintenance

Published Mar 1, 2019

We rely on hand tools to lop branches, dig drain dips, remove slough and berm, construct waterbars and check steps, and much more. As a result, hand tools receive a great deal of wear and tear. Learn about the most common tool problems that are…

Handtools for Trail Work
Handtools for Trail Work

Published Jan 1, 2005

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC), working with trail crews throughout the United States, has standardized a comprehensive document on the use and maintenance of handtools involved in trail work.

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work
Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work

Published Jun 25, 2024

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.

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