Free Great Trails Workshop – March 20-21, 2021 in Amado, AZ – Red Spring Trail System

Free Great Trails Training workshop near Tucson, AZ on March 20-21! This training will focus on motorized singletrack trails and will highlight the “Red Spring” motorized trail system which is a success story of a local club working with the land manager to create a new motorized trail system. Topics will cover trail layout and design, construction techniques, collaboration efforts, sustainable trail and management practices, and more.

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Background:

Thanks to funding from the Arizona State Parks OHV Decal Program, NOHVCC will be leading an OHV training workshop to educate and benefit the state’s off highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, OHV club members, land managers, and other OHV stakeholders. This training will be focused on the development of sustainable motorized singletrack trails and trail partnerships.

The training is organized by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) and Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) near Amado, AZ on March 20-21.

This two-day training will consist of a classroom style session on March 20th, and a field portion on March 21st.

The classroom session will be held at the Santa Rita Experimental Research Station near Amado, AZ on March 20th.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, participants MUST wear masks during the classroom portion of the training on March 20th when inside the building. If you are unwilling to follow these guidelines, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the workshop. If you have questions please email geoff@nohvcc.org

The classroom portion begins at 9am prompt. Snacks and lunch will be provided to registered participants. Lodging is also available at the research station and consists of bunk rooms for $25/night. Please email NOHVCC Project Manager, Geoff Chain for more information: geoff@nohvcc.org.

The field session will be held at the Red Spring Trailhead near Amado, AZ on March 21st. The trailhead is located approximately four miles down a primitive dirt road. High clearance vehicle is recommended. Directions provided below. Field sessions begin at 9am prompt.

Field sessions will involve walking to various sites on the trail system which is in rugged country. Field exercises will involve mock trail design through cactus and brush littered terrain. Long pants, long sleeve shirts, and sturdy hiking boots are required. As this is a remote desert location and temperatures could be in the upper digits, be sure to bring plenty of water. A minimum of one gallon per person is suggested. NOHVCC will provide some bottled water.

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