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Donald Hays Trail Contractor, Inc. 

Donald Hays Trail Contractor, Inc. has over 30 years of specialized professional experience in trail construction, reconstruction, planning. design, maintenance, and consulting for hiking, jogging, mountain bike, ORV, and equestrian trails.

Donald Hays Trail Contractor, Inc. is currently licensed in two states; California and Nevada

Calif. Contractors License # 514046 "A & "B"
Nv. Contractors License   # 74708   "A"

We've been a member of the Professional Trailbuilders Association since 1988 and held office in the association as follows: 

  • Vice President; 1997-1999
  • President; 1999-2001

Specialized skills and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Trail layout and design, bridge construction
  • Culvert installation; rip rap
  • Erosion control; soil stabilization, bank retention (geo-textiles, gabion retaining walls, etc.)
  • Stream crossings; armored (Concrete Paving Blocks), standard
  • Stairways (wooden, rock riser, pinned etc.)
  • Trail paving and surface hardening

Professional Experience in trail design, construction, & reconstruction projects on Federal land (# of projects)

  • Wenatchee National forest; Washington (1)
  • Willamette National Forest; Oregon (3)
  • Rio Grande National Forest; Colorado (3)
  • Manti La Sal National Forest; Utah (1)
  • Clearwater National Forest; Idaho (5)
  • Lolo National Forest; Montana (1)
  • California High Sierra areas including; Inyo (1), Sierra (1), Stanislaus (1), Eldorado (2), Tahoe (4), Toiyabe National Forests (1), Plumas National Forest (2)
  • Los Padres National Forest; California (1)
  • Ft. Jefferson National Historic Monument, Dry Tortugas,

Professional Experience in trail design, construction, & reconstruction projects on State land (# of projects)

  • California Department of Parks And Recreation (2)

Professional Experience in trail design, construction, & reconstruction projects on Municipality land (# of projects)

  • City of Carmel By The Sea, California (1)
  • City of Santa Cruz, California (20)
  • City of Saratoga, California, (5)
  • City of Santa Fe, New Mexico (1)
  • Mid Peninsula Open Space District, California

Professional Experience in trail design, construction, & reconstruction projects on Private land (# of projects)

  • Pebble Beach Company; Pebble Beach, California (5)
  • Tiscornia Estate Company, Corte Madera, California (1)
  • DMB Highland Group LLC, Truckee California (3)
  • East West Partners LLC, Truckee California (1)
  • Sonora Apple Farm, Sonora, California
  • House Vineyards, Saratoga, California

Professional Experience in trail design, construction, & reconstruction projects in Foreign countries (# of projects)

  • Province of Camarines Sur, Luzon, Philippines (6)

Specialized trail equipment includes:

  • Self Contained rock drills
  • Morrison Trail Blazer (trail widths 18 inch-30 inch)
  • Kabota Excavator (trail width 30 inch-48 inch)
  • Honda Power Carriers (Gas Powered)
  • Generators for power equipment use
  • Power brush cutter
  • Hand tools and cross cut saws for wilderness work
  • Southwind RV- mobile office

GPS and GIS instruments:

  • Trimble Pro XRS instrument
  • TSCE data logger
  • TSC1 data logger
  • GlobalStar satellite telephone with data port connection
  • Cannon Digital Rebel XT camera
  • Dell Precision /M70 laptop computer

In house instruments and software:

  • Dell XPS desktop computer w/ dual screens
  • Trimble Pathfinder Office v3.10 software
  • TerraSync software
  • ESRI ArcView 9 software and 3D analyst
  • Google Earth Pro
  • HP Designjet 800 plotter
  • HP Deskjet 990Cxi Professional Series
  • Epson 4490 Perfection photo scanner