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3275. Recreational Trails: Design, Construction, and Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an overview of sustainable, natural surface trail design principles and best practices. Students will learn to plan, construct and maintain trails in a variety of environmental settings. Coursework includes trail planning, field design and layout, assessing trail conditions, and working with hand-tools outside. This course will also provide students with a foundation for understanding the trail experience, as well as a natural resources management perspective towards using recreational trails for public outdoor recreation.

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