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TKO Scout School: Developing Trail Eyes Lab – Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor

February 19 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

TKO is happy to offer a learning opportunity to volunteers and professionals seeking training in trail construction/maintenance, leadership and project management topics.

TKO Scout School: Developing Trail Eyes Lab is geared towards people interested in learning how best to identify trail problems and propose solutions that volunteer leaders and/or agency professionals can use to make project proposals for consideration by land managers. 

This 1-day training event is open to folks who are:

  • Volunteers who are eager to build project scouting skills and/or;
  • Current TKO assistant crew leaders 1.) growing their skill set and/or 2.) seeking to move from ACL into a full Crew Leader role and/or;
  • Staff and partners who are interested in trail project planning and management techniques.

CREW LEADER:  JOSH D.
HIKE DISTANCE: UP TO 2 MILES ROUNDTRIP
ELEVATION GAIN: UP TO 200′
HIKE DIFFICULTY: EASY
WORK DIFFICULTY: EASY
WORK DESCRIPTION: TRAIL EYES LAB TRAINING 

This training day features activities and themes around:

  • TKO’s methodology around identifying trail problems, collecting data in the field and building a succinct project proposal.
  • TKO’s culture of safety, inclusiveness and quality of stewardship for the volunteer experience and the trails we tend to. 
  • How we build and maintain relationships with other stewardship partners
  • In depth coverage of the project planning process
  • How to facilitate and steward the volunteer experience
  • Crew Leader commitments 

What to bring:

  • Sturdy boots – please bring sturdy boots that will protect your toes from sharp tools. For safety reasons, we cannot allow tennis shoes, sandals etc. during the trail work sessions
  • Long sleeved shirt and work pants – wear what you won’t mind getting dirty in
  • Rain gear and warm layers – it is December in the Gorge, please come prepared for all weather 🙂
  • Work gloves – we will have loaner pairs available
  • Water bottle – 2L minimum highly recommended
  • A sack lunch and trail snacks
  • Daypack – for carrying all of the above

This class is designed to be an on-trail, experience based training. Please come prepared to participate in thoughtful and challenging discussions, learn new project planning skills, and, of course, do some trail problem solving!

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