November 18, 2017

Trails Specialist Workshop

Ontario Parks Association ( OPA)
Baden, Ontario, Canada
Start Date:
October 3, 2017
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End Date:
October 4, 2017
This two day workshop has been designed by professionals for all levels of trail builders and enthusiasts. You will receive instruction on how to observe, detect and document potential risk resulting from poor trail design, construction and maintenance. This workshop combines in classroom theory and hands-on experiences. Participants will come away with a valuable Trails Manual and will complete a written test on key elements of the course.

This course will cover:

  • Overview of Professional Trail Building
  • The Science of Trail Building
  • Maintenance of Trails
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Liability Issues
  • Handwork and Trail Construction Techniques

Participants are required to have a CSA approved hard hat, safety glasses, closed toe safety shoes/boots, and gloves. 

It is recommended that the participant bring with them the following equipment: 

  • pin flags
  • clinometers 
  • pulaskis
  • Macleod

And/or any other trail building tools/equipment the organization, government agency or participant intends to use for trail design, building and maintenance. The idea behind having your own tools/equipment onsite is to allow the opportunity for it to be integrated into the course and suit the specific needs/wants and desires of the participants.

This course is an Ontario Trails Council approved training program.

Additional information

DATE: October 3 & 4, 2017

TIME: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm both days

LOCATION: Wilmot Recreation Complex -Program Room, 1291 Nafziger Road, Baden, ON 

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