Lightly on the Land focuses on crew leadership and the nuts and bolts of trail construction and maintenance. It contains detailed instructions on many technical skills such as building with rock, felling and bucking, building with timber, bridge construction, transplanting, and environmental restoration. It gets down and dirty with tools, tool repair, knots, and rigging. New chapters focus on arid lands restoration and involving conservation volunteers.
Instead of photos, it uses hundreds of fine illustrations to depict specialized techniques such as surveying, rigging, stonework, chainsaw skills, timber joinery, and bridge building. These techniques are perfect for replacing your rickety freeride stunts with sturdy log rides and durable timber and rock structures.