Classes begin in the Fall of 2020

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Trail Maintenance and Construction

SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2020
TMC 101 - Introduction to Natural Surface Trails and Recreation Management

Introduces sustainable trail concepts, including ways trails impact the landscape and ecology, land management and recreation, basic geography and maps, types of trails and trail users, basic sustainability concepts, and implementation of a new trail project.
SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2020
TMC103 – Introduction to Trail Maintenance

Introduces sustainable trail maintenance practices including evaluation of trail condition, coordinating with land managers; tool selection, use and maintenance, and personal and crew safety considerations. Developing maintenance plans and basic trail maintenance techniques are also covered in this course.

OCTOBER 12-16, 2020
TMC110 – Planning Sustainable Trails I

Covers sustainable trail planning considerations, including route planning, types of trails, an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and map reading, mathematical calculations, accessibility requirements, and signage. The course also explores trail building opportunities and design constraints, and environmental impact considerations.
OCTOBER 19-23, 2020
TMC120 – Designing Sustainable Trails I

Explores sustainable trail design considerations. Topics include safety and risk management, sustainability, control points, user experience, slopes, water control, environmental impact, basic surveying techniques, trail types, and trail standards and guidelines.