Arcadia National Recreation Trail

In mid-December, Mark provided project management services for the Coronado National Forest’s Safford Ranger District on a project to rehabilitate the Arcadia Trail, and build a reroute of the trail at Wet Creek. Working with the Fort Grant Wildfire Crew, he was deeply impressed with the work ethic, enthusiasm and “coachability” of the inmate crew. The work was about as hard as trail construction can get, and they adapted their firefighting skills to the more refined techniques needed to build trails, much of it on steep side slopes and requiring a lot of rock work, both for support and embankment protection.