Define Purpose and Need of Project

Define Purpose and Need of Project Skill Definition:

Use primary data (e.g., stakeholder outreach, trail use data, trail counters) and secondary data (e.g., planning documents, natural and cultural resource survey information, and site-specific resource limitations including soils, hydrology, geology, slope) to define the purpose of the proposed project and the need that it will meet.

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Project Selection
Project Selection

This guide will provide your organization with information and tips about how to select the most appropriate volunteer stewardship projects.

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Upcoming Trainings for Define Purpose and Need of Project

Trail Skills Institute Module 4: Trail Design and Layout
Arizona Trail Association
Arizona Trail Association
Trail Skills Institute Module 4: Trail Design and Layout

April 06 - 07, 2024

Tucson, Arizona

Tell the Economic Story of Your Conserved Lands and Trails Without Hiring an Economist
The Harbinger Consultancy
The Harbinger Consultancy
Outdoor Recreation Roadmap: Leverage Natural Assets for Economic Success & Local Renewal
The Harbinger Consultancy
The Harbinger Consultancy

Custom Trainings

There are 44 trainers on TrailSkills
with Define Purpose and Need of Project experience.


Sarah Walter

Penn Trails LLC

Contractor Trainer

Carlisle, PA

Sarah is a licensed Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, with prior experience in…


Don Kelly

USDA Forest Service

Trainer Agency

Marion, VA

I have over 32 years of experience performing conservation, trails, and construction related…


Andy Crowley

Contractor Trainer

Ashland, NH

Conservation Trail Services LLC. Working with private, non-profit, and…


Ben Ervin

Alaska Trails

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Anchorage, AK


Allie Maloney

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Whitefish, MT

Allie Maloney is the Coordinator for the Flathead Trails Association. Her experience includes trail…


Pete Englund

Legacy Trails LLC

Contractor Trainer

Madrid, IA

Pete Englund had been performing crew based trail work across 12 different states for 18 years…

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Hire Workers

There are 170 profiles on TrailSkills
with Define Purpose and Need of Project experience.


Lindsey Eoff

USDA Forest Service


Lake Isabella, CA


Darran Wells

Higher Education

Lander, WY

I have been teaching sustainable trail construction since 2010 as part of our Outdoor Education…


Tony Boone

Tony Boone Trails


Salida, CO

Tony has a Masters of Education in Outdoor Adventure Recreation and is a Board Member of the…


wesley paulos

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation


Roanoke, VA

9 years state parks (CO and FL) 12 year DCR-Natural heritage as a land manager and Recreation…


Walter Opuszynski

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation


Barre, VT

Has worked as a crew leader for the Maine Conservation Corps, as a trail business owner with True…


Caylon Vielehr


Morehead City, NC

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