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Projects

2012 Highlights

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Wimisink Preserve Boardwalk - Sherman, CT - 2013

Two years in planning, this 300 foot boardwalk built for the Naromi Land Trust provides access
to a wetland with a beaver lodge.  The 6 foot wide boardwalk is supported by helical piers with
pressure treated structural lumber and black locust decking, curbing, and guardrails.



Hildene - Manchester, Vermont - 2011 - 2013

This multi-year project for Hildene (Robert Todd Lincoln's summer home) entailed the
installation of a viewing platform overlooking a beaver pond, creation of accessible trail to
access the viewing platform, a short helical pier boardwalk accessing a pond platform for
educational purposes, and a 600 foot floating boardwalk with accessible access at each end.



Art Park, Lewiston, New York - 2012

This project entailed the reconstruction of two fishing access trails to the Niagara River at Art
Park, a NY State managed park.  The project was funded and managed by the NY Power
Authority.  Stone steps, stone cribbing, and compacted gravel treadway replaced 20 year old
pressure treated timber stairways.



The Nature Conservancy - Little Compton, Rhode Island - 2011 - 2012

A 3,000 foot long, fully accessible boardwalk was installed across town and Nature Conservancy
property to provide access to other trails as well as link the local school with a wetland
environment.  The 4 foot wide boardwalk was constructed on helical piers and 47,000 board feet
of black locust was used for the framing, decking, curbing, and guardrails (where needed).



Crotched Mountain Accessible Trails - Greenfield, New Hampshire 2007 - 2011

A multi-year project to create a sustainable & accessible trail system was built in a mountain
environment.  Tread widths range from 3 to 6 feet with numerous bridges, boardwalks,
observation platforms, and drainage structures were installed in a variety of terrain.  More
information can be found at the Crotched Mountain Foundation website:
http://www.cmf.org/Programs-and-Services/Accessible-Trails/Accessible-Trails/



Hoosac Range Trail - North Adams, Massachusetts - 2010 - 2011

A 3 mile ridgeline hiking trail in northern Berkshire County, MA, this trail was built in the
"hybrid mode" - we designed the trail, community volunteers, organization staff and interns,
SCA/Americorps volunteers, and our staff built the trail. 



Lake Mansfield Conservation Forest Accessible Trail, Great Barrington, Massachusetts - 2010

Design and construction of an accessible trail and hiking trail system connecting a neighborhood
with the town beach.  The Conservation Forest was deemed sensitive archeologically so the trail
was built on top of the ground.  A black locust boardwalk and bridge were built as part of the
hiking trail by volunteers.



MA Audubon Attelboro Springs - Attleboro, Massachusetts - 2010

A suburban sanctuary which has 2,110 feet of accessible trail and 3,687 feet of hiking trail, part
of which passes thru wooded wetlands.  The accessible trail traverses a vernal pool via a short
boardwalk. 



The Perkins School - Lancaster, Massachusetts - 2010

Construction of a 410 foot long boardwalk built to a width of 6 feet wide.  Access to the
boardwalk was via 1,070 feet of compacted ´ inch minus crushed stone tread.  The path connects
the center of the school complex with an early education center.



Old Mill Trail - Dalton & Hinsdale, Massachusetts - 2009 - 2010

This trail is comprised of 1.5 miles of trail along the Housatonic River with the upper half
accessible trail.  The major constructed features on this trail are a 65 foot fiberglass bridge and a
section of stone paved treadway along the river's edge. 



West River Trail Angel Falls - Jamaica, VT - 2009

The focus of this project was the construction of a stone trail crossing below Angel Falls on the
Wester River Trail.  Large slabs of stone were set and pinned into place creating a stable
crossing.



John Dillion Park - Long Lake, New York - 2005 - 2009

Created as the first in the nation fully accessible trail and camping facility, located in the heart of
the Adirondacks, offers 2.5 miles of trail and viewing access to a remote pond with lean-tos.



Moore's Knob Trail, Hanging Rock State Park - Danbury, North Carolina - 2007 - 2008

Reconstruction of this mile long trail required importation of 626 stone steps and many tons of
gravel.  The upper portion of the trail required airlift support from the North Carolina National
Guard.  The stone steps averaged 5 feet wide.



Middlebury, Vermont - 2007 - 2008

Construction of a 600 foot helical pier boardwalk through an open wetland.  Most notable aspect
on this project was the depth of helical piers - maximum depth driven was 19 feet.



MA Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary - Worcester, Massachusetts - 2007

Layout and construction of an accessible trail which descends from the visitor's center 1,554 feet
into the sanctuary.  Terrain was the main challenge in building this trail.  Imported surfacing (´
inch minus) was used on this project.



Mt. Independence State Historic Site - Orwell, VT - 2007

An accessible trail one mile long which provides access to a significant Revolutionary War site
on Lake Champlain.  Due to archeological sensitivity of the site, this trail was built on the surface
of the ground.



Basin Pond Trail - Lee, Massachusetts - 2006

A stacked loop hiking trail system with many constructed stone treadway features (steps, paving,
cross drains, a small bridge).  The trail provides access to a pond via a spur trail.



MA Audubon Wellfleet Sanctuary - Wellfleet, Massachusetts - 2006

Located on Cape Cod, this project entailed construction of an accessible trail from the visitor's
center to a tidal marsh with a viewing platform for educational programming.  Along the way, a
short spur provides access to a platform overlooking a freshwater pond.



Lower Cascades Trail, Hanging Rock State Park - Danbury, North Carolina - 2005

A new trail created in Hanging Rock State Park designed to provide access to the base of a
waterfall, this trail has many imported stone steps, an elevated tread section, timber steps, and
gravel tread.  Importation of stone and gravel provided the greatest challenge on this project.