Trail Maintenance and Monitoring

Course Aim:

To equip learners with the knowledge to develop and implement a trail maintenance and monitoring programme


Target Audience:

This course will be suitable for

  • RSS, Tus and CE Scheme supervisors and staff
  • Local Authority staff
  • Forestry staff
  • Trail management committee members
  • Volunteers and other persons likely to be working on trail maintenance.

Course Topics:

  • Why maintenance & monitoring of trails is important
  • The quality system for trails in Ireland
  • Trail maintenance and monitoring planning and implementation
  • Identifying issues on a trail
  • Record Keeping

Courses will be ran over 1 day and combine classroom and practical sessions. Course sizes will be capped at 16 to ensure maximum benefit is received by participants.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for routine maintenance and monitoring of trails
  • Develop and implement a plan for trail maintenance and monitoring on trails
  • Understand the relationship between maintenance and monitoring
  • Describe commonly encountered trail issues including potential hazards
  • Understand how to keep records of trail maintenance and monitoring



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