Open to volunteers and employees from any organization, this course is ideal for those who have prior trail project experience.
Sharpen your skills before the stewardship season gets into full swing! In this weekend workshop, you'll have the opportunity to learn from the best in the trail-building business, including OSI Instructors and VOC Crew Leaders who have been building and maintaining trails for decades. Whether you sign up for one or both days, you'll get to practice, improve, and expand upon your knowledge in trail construction, rock work, drainage structures, and other sustainable trail practices.
This year, rock work skills will be our focus, specifically rock walls and steps as well as construction of switchback turns. We may also have the chance to work on drainage structures and other skills that present themselves during the weekend.
You may register for one or both days.
Meals are provided and campsites are available. Indoor dormitory space will be made available if the weather is not suitable for camping. Saturday dinner will be provided by the trainees in our concurrent Backcountry Crew Chef Training!
Cost: $80*. Refunds will be provided to those who cancel at least 2 weeks before the training date.
*A discounted rate of $55 is available for those who meet one or more of the following qualifications:
About Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI)
Originally created in collaboration with other organizations, OSI offers affordable, in-depth training courses for volunteers and employees from any organization to learn or improve their stewardship skills and prepare for a variety of leadership roles. Approximately 300 people each year receive OSI training in topics such as volunteer crew leadership; trail design, construction, and maintenance; ecological, habitat, and fire restoration; crosscut saw skills and more. OSI is a program of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.voc.org/osi or call 303-715-1010.