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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.

​​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…

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…

Surface Water Control Techniques for Trail Maintenance
Surface Water Control Techniques for Trail Maintenance

Published Jun 10, 2010

Surface Water Control Techniques for Trail Maintenance - USDA Forest Service 1992 - 0823-2D01-MTDC - Missoula Technology Development Center. Learn routine maintenance to prevent water erosion on trails.

Evaluating Erosion
Evaluating Erosion

Published Jun 25, 2024

One important factor that we examine when we assess the condition of a trail is the effect that erosion is having upon the trail surface. This video covers three of the most obvious signs of trail erosion: loose rocks, cuts and areas of deposition.…

How Volunteers Manage Water on the Appalachian Trail
How Volunteers Manage Water on the Appalachian Trail

Published Jun 25, 2024

Appalachian Trail volunteers play an active role in managing water on the footpath since moving water and standing water can damage the tread surface and surrounding areas. This video presents concepts of trail alignment, presents how to mitigate…

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