Training: Trail Grubbing Confirmation

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Quiz Answer Key

1. When should trail prep take place?
a. Prior to Snowfall
b. After the ground freezes
c. After first grooming
Answer:  A, remove bumps, holes and debris prior to the ground freezing and snowfall.

2. Why should debris be removed from the trail?
a. They could be a hazard
b. Could cause premature thaws
c. All of the above
Answer: C, brush, stumps and debris should be removed from the trail where it could be a hazard or block visibility.  Keeping debris off the trail also help prevent premature thaws.

3. Trail maintenance includes:
a. Removing Debris, limbing/cutting trees
b. Mowing, grooming
c. Installing and removing signs
d. All of the above
Answer:  D, all of these items are considered trail maintenance.

4.  What should you do if you find a hazard?
a. If possible, remove it or install a safe corridor around it
b. Contact the association’s trail coordinator
c. All of the above
Answer: C

5. Is it necessary to limb trees?
a. Yes
b. No
Answer: A, it’s healthier for the tree and safer for the rider and grooming equipment.

6. Can state grooming equipment be used to remove/knock down cattails?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Only in emergencies
Answer: A, Groomers can be used to remove/knock down cattails if all expenses are paid by the trail association, the groomers idler wheels are not submerged in water and if the air filter is kept clean.

7. How many inches of ice are required before state equipment can be operated on the body of water?
a. 3
b. 8
c. 12
Answer: C, ice depths must be at least 12 inches thick on all bodies of water.  Depths must be checked 30 feet from either side of shore and in the middle before crossing.  Additional ice checks must be done as needed due to obstructions (cattails, beaver dams, snowdrifts, etc.)

8.  Does the state snowmobile program provide access to trail grubbing equipment?
a. Yes
b. No
Answer: A, the state snowmobile program has UTV’s, an ATV, trailers and mowers located around the state. In order to use the equipment, volunteers must take the Trail Grubbing certification class.  Call SNDTP to reserve the equipment.  Equipment is located in Bismarck, Fort Ransom State Park and the Forest Service office in Walhalla.