CORBA will again host a Trail Master Certification Class, taught by reknowned trail builder Mike Riter of Trail Design Specialists. This 4-day class is for trail builders wanting to expand their knowledge with theoretical and hands-on training, as well as those looking to effectively lead trail crews in the field. The class is scheduled for July 8-11, 2016, and will take place in Eau Claire.
From the Trail Design Specialists web site:
“Trail Design Specialists’ Trail Master Certification Class will cover the latest advances in trail design, construction and maintenance with a focus on long term sustainability and ease of maintenance. Participants will be provided with a detailed booklet specific to each segment of the course. Topics will include how to properly design and lay out a trail, how to avoid erosion and other environmental issues, how to handle user conflicts, proper construction techniques, how to rehabilitate existing trails, and a host of other topics. The course will include both classroom learning and hands-on practical trail experience.”
The cost for this class is typically $400 per student, however the Wisconsin DNR is subsidizing the class and offering it at no charge for Wisconsin trail builders. The class is limited to 16 participants.
The first three days of training will consist of classroom work in the morning and on-location fieldwork in the afternoon. The entire fourth day will be spent in the field. Lunches will be provided. Attendees must be present for all 4 days.
To express interest, or to get additional details, contact CORBA President Dan Deetz at (715) 797-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.