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Old Jeep Trail on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve near the City of Scottsdale, AZ

Trail obliteration—scarifying soil so vegetation can re-establish. Old Jeep Trail on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, City of Scottsdale, AZ.

Arastradero Preserve near City of Palo Alto, CA

Shortly after obliteration and revegetation. Arastradero Preserve, City of Palo Alto, CA.

Trail Obliteration

We can "unbuild" and obliterate decommissioned trails to the degree you prefer.

Basic obliteration

Using a small excavator that fits on the existing trail, we can scarify (dig and loosen) the compacted trail surface to allow new vegetation to take root. By your specification, we can reseed the scarified trail or leave it to regrow naturally.

Full obliteration: Erasing the grade of an existing trail

We use excavators to "unbuild" an existing trail across a slope to obliterate the original hillside and site drainage as much as practical. We can also haul material into the rut of an old trail to help obliterate the original site slope and drainage.

Erosion control

On steep, eroding trail segments, we can install earthen water diversions, log or stone check dams or diversions, or install any of the wide range of erosion control solutions to help prevent further erosion. This is often performed in combination with the above obliteration.

Other obliteration

Please contact us for other trail and site obliteration options.

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