AZT Trail Skills Institute - Module 1&2: Monitoring and Maintenance

Arizona Trail Association

AZT Trail Skills Institute - Module 1&2: Monitoring and Maintenance

Flagstaff, Arizona

Workshop Trail Maintenance Project & Crew Management

The Arizona Trail Association's Trail Skills Institute is aimed at volunteers and professionals who wish to expand their skills and confidence in basic trail maintenance and construction techniques and theory. All trainings emphasize hands-on practice of skills with high instructor contact. This Module 1 and 2 training covers the basics of assessment and maintenance.

•Why trails? (users, experiences)
•Seeing the trail and the surrounding landscape
•Erosion and deposition, which forces are at work
•Identifying problems and causes
•Documenting trail condition
•Reopening the trail corridor (brushing, log outs, rock obstacles)
•Slough, berm and tread
•Drainage (dips, knicks, reversal, checks, waterbars)
•Hardening the trail

Other important elements integrated into the trainings include event planning; tool maintenance; leadership, inspiration and motivation; and "The User Experience: How trail workers can add or detract from the experience."


Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Trail Core Competencies

  • • Maintenance Specifications
  • • Inventory & Assessment
  • • Corridor clearing: Hand Tools
  • • Tread Maintenance - Hand tools
  • • Drainage Features/Water Management

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Started September 09, 2023
08:30 AM
Ended September 10
04:30 PM

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