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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Dipping into Soil Science for Trail Construction Techniques

During Wilderness Skills Institute 2015, field work included identifying locations for and the installation of rolling grade dips to control water. As part of that training, Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Trail Specialist Chris Binder explained why soil science is important to creating the trail and its features.
This is a video to help you get a better understanding about soil science and rolling grade dips.

 

For more information about Rolling Grade dips refer to the 
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Demonstrations provided by the Wilderness Skills Institute, hosted by the U.S Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards. Their websites can be found below.