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small dry stack retaining wall
   - at least 2 feet tall and at least 4 feet long (note: this is 8 square feet of facing)
three scoops with an excavator
15 minutes moving dirt/soil with the loader on the tractor
trail maintenance for 200 feet of trail
   - measure with a measuring wheel
   - quickie video of before and after
   - possibly add sand
   - probably remove rocks
   - possibly make trail wider
   - possibly eliminate steep spots on trail
   - possibly add seeds to sides of trail for soil stability and food
eliminate a road pothole/puddle
   - before and after pic
add a small, simple trail to a berm
   - with hand tools
   - at least 20 feet
   - at least a foot wide
   - add seeds next to disturbed areas
improve a berm
   - make a berm 2 feet taller for at least 3 feet long
        o cut grasses/plants to lay between layers of soil to mitigate angle of repose
        o seed immediately
sealed pond test
   - make a 2 foot diameter hole in the ground
        o build at the foot of a berm or hugelkultur to add edge and diversity
   - pour in 5 gallons of water and prove that the water is gone in less than 10 minutes
   - compact the soil
   - repeat the 5 gallon test with water remaining for at least an hour

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make 100 feet of proper road with a bulldozer
   - must have a crown or other form of drainage
   - must include side ditches where appropriate
   - seed disturbed soil
dry stack retaining wall
   - at least 4 feet tall and 6 feet long (note: this is 24 square feet of facing)
make use of the dump trailer
   - load and dump 5 loads
build a tall, narrow berm
   - at least 15 feet tall
   - 9 feet wide or less
   - needs logs/branches inside to mitigate for angle of repose
   - at least 20 feet long
   - seed immediately
build a small, shallow pond that holds water without a liner
   - about 20 feet in diameter
   - at least 4 feet deep
   - proper dam and spillway
   - seed disturbed soil
trail maintenance for 1000 feet of trail
add simple trails to berms
   - at least 50 feet
add trail to relatively flat rocky ground
   - at least 18 inches wide
   - at least 50 feet
   - seed near trail
add trail to steep, rocky ground
   - at least 18 inches wide
   - at least 50 feet
   - seed near trail
road maintenance
   - eliminating potholes/puddles
   - eliminate washboards
   - restore crown if needed
   - eliminate ruts
   - make side ditches bigger if needed
   - add drain points if needed
   - at least 100 feet
   - seeds near road

wood badge

dry stack steps
   - at least five steps
   - at least 2 feet wide
dry stack retaining walls
   - at least four different walls
   - at least 48 square feet of facing
dry stack wall
   - at least 4 feet high
   - at least 15 feet long
   - (opportunity to add a 2 foot moon gate for community badge and get a twofer)
Holzer-style terrace
   - softer ground
   - at least 120 feet
   - at least 12 feet wide
   - final terrace should be easy to walk on (not lumpy)
   - seed all disturbed earth
build a full size pond that holds water without a liner (sealed bowl style)
   - ¼ acre
   - at least 10 feet deep
   - dam is no taller than 8 feet
create a full size berm
   - at least 15 feet tall
   - 6 foot wide paths about halfway up on each side
   - 27 feet wide
   - at least 100 feet long
   - seed immediately
parking lot
   - facilitate parking for at least 3 big pickup trucks
   - ability to turn around
   - slight slope for drainage
create 3 tent pads
   - 10x10 sand layer
ditches to move water
   - sealed without a liner
   - at least 200 feet
   - slightly off contour
earthworks for preparing to build a structure
   - flat where the structure goes
   - sloped away from the flat to provide drainage
   - possibly ditch on uphill side to move water away from structure
make 600 feet of proper road
add trail to relatively flat rocky ground
   - at least 18 inches wide
   - at least 100 feet
   - seed near trail
add trail to steep, rocky ground
   - at least 18 inches wide
   - at least 100 feet
   - seed near trail
road maintenance
   - at least 600 feet

iron badge

Dry stack sun scoop
   - 7 feet tall
   - 10 foot diameter
a second holzer terrace
   - holzer terrace spring
another 200 feet of ditches to move water
build a second full size pond (sealed bowl style)
dry stack steps
   - at least ten steps
   - at least 4 feet wide
Season extender rocket mass heater
   - at least 8 feet tall
   - at least 30 feet long
   - stratification chamber
earthworks for preparing to build a second structure
3 passive garden heaters
   - 40 foot deep 6 inch hole in the ground with steel casing
   - 4 foot tall steel cap with glass on south side
   - black anodized ¾ inch tube exposed to glass and reaching bottom of hole
   - note that glass needs to not block uv
Garden ATI
   - reflecting pond (at least 400 square feet)
   - double winter heat capture using wofati techniques
   - flat wall, 7 feet tall, 15 feet wide
large natural swimming pool with a level spot next to it
   - swimming area is at least 400 square feet and 8 feet deep
   - water cleaning area is at least 400 square feet, fully planted
   - level spot is at least 400 square feet
   - water circulation is David Pagan Butler style (water bubble)
Build a full size pond that is based on a dam reaching bedrock, rather than a sealed bowl
   - test wells to understand underlying geology
   - dam might need to go 60 feet deep
   - dam might need to be more than 1000 feet long
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I call dibs on making the excavator wiki page
 
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Dibs on pothole repair!

Dibs on Trail maintenance!
 
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I'll won't call dibbs on it, but I'll inevitably be the one who puts the tracks back on when they fall off: I got experience with that! :-)




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Dibs on installing a trail wiki page!
 
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