Tread Maintenance - Hand tools

Tread Maintenance - Hand tools Skill Definition:

Restore trail to its designed specifications for tread width, cross/outslope, protrusions, and obstacles using hand tools.


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Resources for Tread Maintenance - Hand tools

Hand Tool Field Maintenance
Hand Tool Field Maintenance

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…

Addressing Erosion on the Trail
Addressing Erosion on the Trail

In the fifth video of this series, we take a look at techniques for addressing erosion issues on trails in arid environments. We'll review techniques such as rolling grade dips (drains), check dams/steps, waterbars and berm removal - discussing the…

The Crosscut Sawyer
The Crosscut Sawyer

The Crosscut Sawyer - USDA Forest Service 2007 - Publication 0723-2D02-MTDC - Missoula Technology Development Center. Crosscut saws are experiencing a revival not only in designated wilderness areas but in other backcountry settings. These…

An Ax to Grind - Part 2
An Ax to Grind - Part 2

An Ax to Grind - Part 2 - USDA Forest Service 1999 - 0823-2D01-MTDC - Missoula Technology Development Center. Single and double bit, chopping, splitting axes, broad ax, broad ax hewing, adzes, hatchets.

An Ax to Grind - Part 1
An Ax to Grind - Part 1

An Ax to Grind - Part 1 - USDA Forest Service 1999 - 0823-2D01-MTDC - Missoula Technology Development Center. Hanging an Ax, Sharpening.

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Upcoming Trainings for Tread Maintenance - Hand tools

2024 Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Pacific Crest Trail Association
2024 Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College

April 26 - 28, 2024

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Trail Skills Institute Modules 1&2
Arizona Trail Association
Arizona Trail Association
Trail Skills Institute Modules 1&2

May 18 - 19, 2024

Northern Arizona, Arizona

Trail Building and Stewardship for Non-Motorized Multi-Use Trails Boot Camp
Vermont State University
Vermont State University
Sustainable Trail Building One-Year Certificate Program
Sustainable Trail Building One-Year Certificate Program

September 09, 2024

Lyndonville, Vermont

Custom Trainings

There are 54 trainers on TrailSkills
with Tread Maintenance - Hand tools experience.

Walt

Walt Daniels

New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Trainer Nonprofit

Mohegan Lake, NY

Charlotte

Charlotte Staats

Adirondack Mountain Club

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Lake Placid, NY

I am a seasoned trail builder who has worked on trails in New York State since 2015. I've worked…

Landon

Landon Welsh

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Trainer Nonprofit

Seattle, WA

Volunteer Training Coordinator for the Pacific Crest Trail Association-- planning trail-wide…

Deno

Deno Contos

Contractor Trainer

Greenville, SC

Benchmark Trails is a full service trail design, layout and construction firm with over 20 years of…

Erin

Erin Amadon

Town 4 Trail Services LLC

Contractor Trainer

Troy, ME

Erin Amadon's passion for trail work began over two decades ago when she first served as a member…

Daniel

Daniel McCoy

University of Wyoming

Trainer Higher Education

Laramie, WY

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Hire Workers

There are 207 profiles on TrailSkills
with Tread Maintenance - Hand tools experience.

David

David Alden StPierre

Contractor

Beverly, MA

David Alden St. Pierre: A lifelong trail-lover, David has ridden, run, or hiked on trails all over…

Jennifer

Jennifer Medina-Gray

Trainer Agency Corps

Albuquerque, NM

Larry

Larry Lechner

Trainer Higher Education

Bellvue, CO

Member of Center for Protected Area Management and Training at Colorado State University,…

Erik

Erik Taylor

Agency

Folsom, CA

Recreation planner and project manager with California State Parks.

Jim

Jim Bedwell

Contractor Trainer

Golden, CO

Thirty-eight years of experience in the US Forest Service in landscape architecture, recreation…

Charlotte

Charlotte Staats

Adirondack Mountain Club

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Lake Placid, NY

I am a seasoned trail builder who has worked on trails in New York State since 2015. I've worked…

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