- The American Trails Organization has a series of webinars available for purchase on topics such as “Water Trail Accessibility” and “Natural Surface Trails by Design”.
- Each year the Office of Learning and Development partners with the California State Parks Mott Training Center to offer a series of training in Trails Management to NPS employees. These classes will be advertised on this website and on Inside NPS.
- For the roads crews, L&D hosts a number of Heavy Equipment Operator Safety Training classes, put on by the Kentucky Safety Training Institute. Many of you know the Boys from Kentucky. They can come to your park and present information on how to handle heavy equipment more safely.
- The International Road Federation offers a series of training videos on road maintenance as well as other topics.
- The Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program has an online course in Gravel Road Maintenance and Design.
- The Rural Technology Initiative offers a series of Road Management videos that we have embedded into our website.
- If you’re serious about heavy machinery, Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell MT is one of many schools that offer a degree in Heavy Equipment Operation.
- Need to know the NPS policy on signs? You can find them on the NPS UniGuide Sign Standards webpage.
- How about road and highway signs? Find the regulations from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Want to know more about the requirements for the job? Follow this link to view the standard Position Description Library, scroll down and click on the “All Wage Grade PD’s”. Scroll down and you’ll find PD’s for Equipment, Tractor and Motor Vehicle Operators as well as the Maintenance Worker (Trails). (Note: depending on a Park’s specific needs these PD’s may be modified for an actual job posting.)
Do you have a resource that would be valuable to this Program Area or is your team working on an interesting project? Leave a comment below and tell us about it so we can feature it on our site.
|Video: Grand Canyon Trails|
Thanks to: Keith Shipley, National Park Service Trail Crew (Please be patient; it may take a few seconds for video to start.)
|How to Make and Use a Water Level|
Video: How to make and use a Bunyip water level.
|Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines|
By popular demand, the Webinar hosted by Janet Zellar, U.S. Forest Service National Accessibility Program Manager, is now available to NPS. Although the Webinar is specific to Forest Service trails, the information presented provides key concepts and background on trail accessibility guidelines that are similar to the draft U.S. Access Board Outdoor Develop Areas Guidelines, ...
Video: Learn about diverting rainwater for harvesting and reducing run-off.
|Day in the Life of a Grand Canyon Trail Worker|
Note: This was written by Richard Goepfrich, Grand Canyon Maintenance Worker Supervisor (Trails) and first appeared on Grand Canyon National Park’s Web Page. It’s the middle of July and work starts at 6:00 a.m. I head to where the Grand Canyon Trail Crew is meeting and we talk about the plan for the day. After discussions on ...
|Behind the Signs: A Look at the DOT Sign Shop|
Video: Behind the Signs: A Look at the DOT Sign Shop
|Animal Packer (5001)|
Animal Packer (5001)
|Animal Caretaking (5048)|
Animal Caretaking (5048)
|Advanced Trails Training with the California State Parks|
- THIS TRAINING SESSION HAS PASSED - Please see below for details and contact information if you have questions. The Trails Program is a comprehensive training series that provides technical knowledge and skills to field personnel charged with implementation of the Department’s Trail Program. These programs are scheduled throughout Northern and Central California. There are three levels of ...
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