Trail Maintenance for Volunteers: Training Guide

Trail work tool

Gain confidence working on New England trails with this 30-page guide

  • Skills, tips, and advice for working on New England trails
  • Learn why trails need help
  • Best practices for the top things volunteers can do for trails
  • Important safety considerations

The Trail Maintenance for Volunteers Training Guide includes information for volunteers on how to perform basic trail maintenance to keep trails in their care safe and sustainable. Below is a list of individual items in the training guide with a brief description and notes on their use.

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Trail Maintenance for Volunteers: Volunteer Handbook

A complete guide for performing basic trail maintenance on New England trails Includes trail terminology, information on speciality tools, best practices for the top things volunteers can do on trails, safety considerations, and resources for further information
Quick Tips for Planning a Trail Work Day Use this handout as a reference for important things to consider when working with volunteers on trails Tips compiled from Nature Groupie and other partners who have decades of experience working with trail volunteers
Horse Trails: Special Maintenance Considerations Use this handout as a reference for maintaining trails used by horses Includes information on trail safety, tread materials, gates and bridges and other specifications recommended for trails used by horses.

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