OSI Spring Trail Building Training at Boulder

I spent Earth Day weekend spent sharpening stewardship skills before the season gets into full swing!

Open to volunteers and employees from any organization, this course was ideal for those who have had prior trail project experience.

Sharpen your skills before the stewardship season gets into full swing! In this weekend workshop, we had 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. Over both days we were able to practice, improve, and expand upon knowledge in trail construction, rock work, drainage structures, and other sustainable trail practices.

This year, rock work and trail maintenance skills was our focus, specifically rock walls and steps. We also had the chance to work on drainage structures and other skills that presented themselves during the weekend.

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.