Trails Program Maintenance and Management

You can print and download a copy of the Trails Brochure by clicking on the following file Trails Brochure.pdf
This is a comprehensive training series that provides the technical knowledge and skills to field personnel charged with implementation of the Department's Trails Program.

There are four levels of training in this Award Winning program: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced and Climbing and Rigging.

Upon completion of the first three programs in the series the participant will have a fundamental understanding of trail system management, trail layout and design, trail construction and reconstruction, trail structures and trail maintenance.

The program goals are to prepare a Trails Program Coordinator at each District that will organize and implement a trail management and maintenance program, develop an inventory of trail features and associated budget, and fully understand and comply with ADA standards as they apply to trail systems.

Also: Trails Program Maintenance and Management Course: Climbing and Rigging and Road to Trails Mechanized Equipment



Basic Trails Program Maintenance and Management
This is the first section of three levels of technical training for Trails Program Coordinators. Topics include: the basics of trail administration, an introduction to trail layout and design, clearing and brushing techniques, trail tread and drainage maintenance. Lab and practical will include: trail log development and inventory assessment, trail layout and design, new trail construction, drainage maintenance, and trail reconstruction.

Department Participants: Job-related training for employees assigned with lead responsibility in the operational coordination of a District's trail program (Park Maintenance Worker I-II, Park Maintenance Supervisor, Park Maintenance Chief I, State Park Ranger I-III, Associate State Park Resource Ecologist, Associate Landscape Architect).
Non-Department Participants: Personnel assigned with lead responsibility in the operational coordination of a trail program. Call for program cost.
Program Length: 40 hours

Intermediate Trails Program Maintenance and Management
This course is the second of three levels of technical training for Trails Program Coordinators. Topics include: budgeting, resource management considerations, permitting and CEQA/5024 requirements, complex trail layout and design, drainage structures. Lab and practical will include: construction of retaining walls, drainage lenses, causeway/turnpike, culverts and puncheon/boardwalks.

Department Participants: Job-related training for employees assigned with lead responsibility in the operational coordination of a District's trail program and have completed BTPMM (Park Maintenance Worker I-II, Park Maintenance Supervisor, Park Maintenance Chief I, State Park Ranger I-III, Associate State Park Resource Ecologist, Associate Landscape Architect).
Non-Department Participants: Personnel assigned with lead responsibility in the operational coordination of a trail program and have completed BTPMM. Call for program cost.
Program Length: 40 hours

Advanced Trails Program Maintenance and Management

This course is the last of three levels of technical training for Trails Program Coordinators. Topics include: project management and implementation, ADA fully accessible trails, motorized equipment and bridge construction. Lab and practical will include: construction of bridges, motorized equipment and trail prescriptions.

Department Participants: Job-related training for employees assigned with lead responsibility in the operational coordination of a District's trail program and have completed BTPMM and ITPMM (Park Maintenance Worker I-II, Park Maintenance Supervisor, Park Maintenance Chief I, State Park Ranger I-III, Associate State Park Resource Ecologist, Associate Landscape Architect).
Non-Department Participants: Personnel assigned with lead responsibility in the operational coordination of a trail program and have completed BTPMM and ITPMM. Call for program cost.
Program Length: 42 hours