Trail Building Workshop - Matteson Demonstration Forest
Are you thinking about creating or improving walking trails on your property? Come to this hands-on workshop and work party to learn the proper techniques for designing trails that are enjoyable to walk on and stand up to the elements. Not only will you take home skills you can apply to your own woodland, you will be helping to build a new segment of hiking trail at the Matteson Forest.
Matt McPharlin, OSU Research Forests’ Recreation Field Coordinator will be our instructor. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, closed-toed shoes and bring work gloves and a hard hat if you have one. We will have extra hard hats and a supply of hand tools, however bring along your own tools (Pulaski, loppers) if you would like. Coffee and other morning refreshments will be provided, but bring a sack lunch and water.
This event is free but registration is required. Please fill out and submit the form to register.
Directions: Take Hwy 47 north from Gaston, or south from Forest Grove. Take the turnoff for Hagg Lake/Scoggins Valley Rd. Follow Scoggins Valley Rd. past the lumber mill and bypass the park entrance booth. Turn left onto West Shore Drive, to go over the Scoggins Dam. After crossing the Dam, continue on West Shore Drive about two miles and turn left onto SW Hankins Rd. Follow to the end and go through the orange gate, and park as directed.