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Wetland Trail Design and Construction: 2007 Edition

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Steinholz, Robert T.; Vachowski, Brian. 2007. Wetland Trail Design and Construction 2007 Edition. 0723 2804. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 90 p.

Describes materials and techniques used to construct trails in wetlands. This manual is written primarily for workers who are inexperienced in wetland trail construction, but it also may be helpful for experienced workers. Techniques suitable for wilderness settings and for more developed settings are included. Drawings by the author illustrate all important points. A glossary is included, as are appendixes with material specifications.

Keywords: boardwalks, bogs, carrs, corduroy, drainage, maintenance, marshes, muskeg, piles, puncheon, recreation, swamps, tools, trail crews, trail planning, turnpikes.

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