Professional Practice

Natural Surface Trail Tread Maintenance Webinar ~ Part 2 of 3

Date: 10/24/2013 - 10/25/2013

Type: Events

Location(s): US


If you are a veteran trail maintainer, this second webinar, "Natural Surface Trail Tread Maintenance ~ Part 2 of 3," will present some ideas on how you might pass along the skill to others. If you are just developing your skill set, you will get information to consider so you can make good decisions on the trail to maximize your effectiveness, it is appropriate for both agency personnel and volunteers.

 This workshop will introduce the concept of managing the surface flow of water on a trail tread. Participants will review and understand the application and purpose of a Grade Dip, Waterbar, Check Dam, and Berm Removal in managing the surface flow of water on a trail tread. Students will better understand the dynamic impact of water on the trail tread surface and how these types of structures may impact the sustainability of the trail and the recreational experience.

CEUs are available for this webinar!

Presenter for this webinar is Kim Frederick, principal of Chinook Associates LLC. Since 1983, Kim Frederick has managed the trail system for Jefferson County Open Space in the foothills west of Denver. This 200-plus mile trail system is in an urban rural interface and experiences more than 2 million visitors annually.

Chinook Associates was created to be an industry leader in the design, development, and management of recreational trail systems, natural resources, and parks and protected areas.

American Trails members receive a substantial discount on registration rates-40% off!

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