Our experience in training and supervising volunteers and/or staff is extensive. ATI's crews have developed a variety of sustainable trail building and trail maintenance programs that are managed by volunteers and or park staff.
Programs like the Boulder Regional Conservation Crewleader Program (BRCC), developed in 1993, have trained hundreds of volunteers to assist agencies in their trail management needs.
In past years on National Trails Day Projects (the first Saturday of every June), Arrowhead Trails staff have trained and supervised over 500 volunteers for over 2500 hours of new trail construction. During these projects almost four miles of new trail was constructed and no injuries occurred, except blisters and sore muscles. To get more information on National Trails Day contact American Trails at 520-632-1140 or visit their web site at AmericanTrails.org.
We have also supervised numerous Pay Dirt Work Days. These volunteers are mountain bike racers who receive points for their race standings in exchange for providing trail maintenance/construction labor. To get more information on Pay Dirt Program contact IMBA at 303-545-9011 or visit their web site at www.imba.com.
Arrowhead Trails, Inc. provides training for trail crews in sustainable trail design, trail construction and trail maintenance techniques. Crew training is available for one day workshops or week long intensive professional trainings. Our clients include government agencies, non-profit organizations, trail advocacy groups, ski resorts and private companies.
Our sustainable trail design and construction training agenda includes: Project planning, developing and implementing trail logs, tool use and safety, construction specifications, construction techniques, volunteer and crew management, land stewardship and ethics, mechanized construction, and physical fitness on the trail.
Arrowhead Trails, Inc. provides training for the following organizations:
Colorado Youth Corp. Association (CYCA) The Colorado Youth Corp. Association has ten youth corps located throughout Colorado. Crews work to construct and maintain trails on the various public lands. Arrowhead Trails, Inc. trains CYCA project managers and crew leaders. To get more information on the Colorado Youth Corp. Association contact CYCA at 303-825-6246 or visit their web site at www.cyca.org.
Colorado State Parks (CSP) Colorado State Parks has five Regional Trail Coordinators (RTC) in the state and has recently developed a Western Region Trail Crew. Arrowhead Trails, Inc. trains the RTC's and the Western Region Trail Crew Leaders. To get more information on the Colorado State Parks contact them at 303-866-3266 or visit their web site at www.parks.state.co.us
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Participants include: state employees, USFS staff, and trail advocates. To get more information on South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism contact them at 803-734-0130 or visit their web site at www.SCTrails.net.
The Salida Mountain Trails, an all volunteer organization commited to building and maintaining sustainable, non-motorized, multi-user trails on public lands adjoining the city of Saliida. SalidaMountainTrails.org