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Selected Trail Construction and Maintenance References

Birchard, William, Jr.; Proudman, Robert D. 2000. Appalachian trail design, construction, and maintenance: 2nd ed. Harpers Ferry, WV: Appalachian Trail Conference. ISBN 1-917953-72-X. 237 p. (Copies for sale at 888-287-8673.)

Birkby, Robert C. 1996. Lightly on the land: The SCA Manual of Backcountry Work Skills, Student Conservation Association. The Mountaineers. ISBN 0-89886-491-7. 272 p. (Copies for sale at 603-543-1700.)

Demrow, Carl; Salisbury, David. 1998. The complete guide to trail building and maintenance. 3d ed. Boston, MA: Appalachian Mountain Club. 1SBN 1-878239-54-6. 246 p. (Copies for sale at 800-262-4455.)

Didier, Steve; Herzberg, Diane. 1996. Stock-drawn Equipment for Trail Work. Tech. Rep. 9623-2802-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 22 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Gonzales, Ralph. 1996. Mechanized Trail Equipment. Tech. Rep. 9623-1207-SDTDC. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 85 p. (Copies available at 909-599-1267, ext. 113.)

Griswold, Stephen S. 1996. A handbook on trail building and maintenance. 5th ed. Three Rivers, CA: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service. Sequoia Natural History Association. 136 p. (Copies for sale at 559-565-3758.)

Hallman, Richard. 1988 (rev. 1997). Handtools for Trail Work. Gen. Tech. Rep. 8823-2601-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Developmet Center. 26 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Meyer, Kevin G. 2002. Managing Degraded Off-highway Vehicle Trails in Wet, Unstable, and Sensitive Environments. Tech Rep. 0223-2821-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 48 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Miller, Warren. 1988 (rev 2003). Crosscut Saw Manual. Gen. Tech. Rep. 7771-2508-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Developmet Center. 28 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Monlux, Steve; Vachowski, Brian. 2000. Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas: 2000 Edition. Gen. Tech. Rep. 0023-2838-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 18 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Mrkich, Dale; Oltman, J. 1984. Hand Drilling and Breaking Rock for Wilderness Trail Maintenance. Gen. Tech. Rep. 8423-2602-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 26 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Steinholtz, Robert T.; Vachowski, Brian. 2001. Wetland Trail Design and Construction Tech. Rep. 0123-2833-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 82 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1999. Health and safety code handbook. FSH 6709.11. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 503 p. (Reference copies available at Forest Service offices nationwide.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1985. Trails management handbook. FSH 2309.18. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. (Reference copies available at Forest Service offices nationwide.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1992. Surface water control techniques for trail maintenance (video). Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 27 minutes. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1994. Trails in wet areas--turnpike and puncheon construction (video). Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 22 minutes. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1995. Basic trail maintenance (video). Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 28 minutes. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1996. Standard specifications for construction and maintenance of trails. EM-7720-103. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. ISBN 0-16-048802-8. 108 p. Government Printing Office 001-001-00661-1 $6.50.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1997. Standard drawings for construction and maintenance of trails. EM-7720-104. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Reference copies available at Forest Service offices nationwide.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1998.Handtools for trail work, part 1 and part 2 (videos). Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 26 and 25 minutes. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1998. Standards for Forest Service signs and posters. EM-7100-15. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. (Reference copies available at Forest Service offices nationwide.)

U.S. Department of Agruiculture, Forest Service. 2000. Constructing trail switchbacks (video). Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 28 minutes. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Vachowski, Brian; Maier, Neal. 1998. Off-highway Vehicle Trail and Road Grading Equipment. Tech. Rep. 9823-2837-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 20 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. 1992. Crew leader manual. Denver, CO: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. 109 p. (Copies for sale at 303-715-1010, ext. 20.)

Weisgerber, Bernie; Vachowski, Brian. 1999. An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual. Tech. Rep. 9923-2823-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 60 p. (Copies available at 406-329-3978.)

Wernex, Joe. 1994. Off highway motorcycle & ATV trails guidelines for design, construction, maintenance and user satisfaction. 2nd ed. Pickerington, OH: American Motorcyclist Association. 56 p. (Copies for sale at 614-856-1900.)


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