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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: Hydrology
​​Foundations of Sustainable Trails: Hydrology

Published Sep 22, 2023

​​Learn the basics of constructing and maintaining sustainable trails that function within the hydrology of their environment. You will learn about hydrology as the behavior of water over, under, and through the land, and you will learn some best…

Solutions for More Challenging Drainage Locations
Solutions for More Challenging Drainage Locations

Published Jun 24, 2021

In our last video, we looked at where and how to install a rolling grade dip or drain to solve erosion issues on the trail. Identifying that perfect spot isn't always that simple, though, and the "perfect location" to remove water from the trail…

Building The Perfect Drain
Building The Perfect Drain

Published Jun 24, 2021

In the sixth video of this series, we'll take what we learned from previous videos and put it into practice. When bin the right location, the rolling grade dip or drain can be the most effective and sustainable way to address erosion issues on the…

Tread and Drainage
Tread and Drainage

Published Jan 1, 2019

Water and gravity constantly threaten our trails and thus we must learn how best to deflect them. This course begins with basics of hillside hydrology and how trails work when they shed water properly. Includes introduction of “trail eyes” and basic…

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