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The Mount Hood Chapter of the PCTA maintains a collection of publications and videos that volunteers may check out. The United States Forest Service publishes videos and documents listed here. For more information contact:

USDA Forest Service
Missoula Technology & Development Center
Fort Missoula, Building #1
Missoula, MT 59801

Electronic copies of MTDC's documents are available on the Internet at (username: t-d, password: t-d).

Contact the if you'd like to check out any of these publications or videos for yourself or your group.

Handbooks, Manuals, etc. (online)

Title Year Link
An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual 1999 Link

Videos (online)

Title Year Time Link
An Ax to Grind 1999 15:15 Link

Handbooks, Manuals, etc. (in our Library)

Title Year Quantity
Crosscut Saw Manual 1988 1
Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas 1995 1
Hand Drilling and Breaking Rock for Wilderness Trail Maintenance 1984 1
Handtools for Trail Work 1988 1
Health and Safety Code Handbook 1999 1
Saws That Sing 2004 1
Standard Specifications for Construction of Trails 1984 1

Videos (on VHS in our Library)

Title Year Time Quantity
An Ax to Grind 1999 Part 1: 30 minutes
Part 2: 30 minutes
Basic Trail Maintenance 1995 27:30 minutes 2
Constructing Trail Switchbacks 2000 28 minutes 1
Handtools for Trailwork 1996 Part 1: 26 minutes
Part 2: 25 minutes
Introduction to Mechanized Trail Equipment 2000 18:55 minutes 1
Surface Water Control Techniques for Trail Maintenance 1992 27 minutes 2
Trails in Wet Areas Turnpike and Puncheon Construction 1994 22 minutes 1
Wildland Fire Chainsaw Video 2004 57 minutes 2

Other resources may be found at the Crew Leader Center on the PCTA website.