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View a list of upcoming work days, times and locations and join the Stewardship crew on Yazda.

IMBA Trail Building Series

We will periodically reference these links prior to efforts to help volunteers understand the work planned for the day.


Ch. 1: The most important steps

Building Relationships :07
Present Proposal :57
Be patient 1:40
Environmental Study 2:20

Ch. 2: Trail Design Mistakes

Fall Line Trails
Building on Flat Ground

Ch. 3: Designing Sustainable Trails

Sustainable Design Features 1:30
Sheet Flow 1:40
10% Avg Grade 2:05
Half Rule & Max Sustainable Grade 3:25-7:12
Grade Reversals 7:13
5* Outsloped Tread 7:49

Ch. 4: Let’s Get Dirty!

Building a Rolling Contour Trail

Safety: :42

Circle of Death 1:15
Coming Prepared 1:35
Outlining the Tread 1:53
Clearing the Corridor 2:57
Digging the Tread 3:42
Shaping the Backslope 5:32
Outsloping the Tread 6:12
Naturalizing the Construction Zone 7:15

Ch. 5: Armoring

Stockpile Rocks :27
Anchor Stones :41
Paving Stones :52
Water Crossings 1:28

Ch. 6: Creating Challenge

Integrating natural features

Ch. 7: Maintaining Trails

Reopen the corridor :28
Re-establish Outslope/ deberming :36
Improve Water Drainage :53
Water Bars 1:45
Knicks 2:01
Rolling Grade Dips (and Grade Reversals) 2:36
Maintenance 3:23

Ch. 8: Reclaiming Trail