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20th American Trails National Symposium

Chattanooga, Tennessee ~ November 14-17, 2010 at the Chattanooga Convention Center

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Over 100 exhibitors are expected to attend the 20th American Trails National Symposium.

Learn about the latest in trails technology, products, equipment, planning, and programs. View many of our exhibitor’s products “along the trail” in the exhibit hall, as well as viewing “hands on” presentations/demonstrations of our exhibitors' products or services.

The Exhibit Hall will be designed as a trails & greenways system where you will also have the opportunity to allow us to “borrow” your products to help us create an exceptional indoor trail system!


Sunday, November 14: 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, November 15: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


About Symposium speakers and presenters


Academy Sports & Outdoors
Brian Johnson, Sr. Regional Marketing Manager
710 Skyland Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 391-6887

The Acorn Group
Jennifer Rigby, Director
155 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92870
(714) 838-4888 – Fax (714) 838-5309

Blending the skills of planners, designers, and educators, The Acorn Group offers award-winning services in interpretive and educational master planning. Our capabilities include the development of interpretive master plans; conceptual design of exhibits, interpretive panels, and wayfinding systems; large-scale curriculum projects and initiatives; visitor studies; and professional development. For over 20 years, we have helped our clients create engaging and inspiring experiences that bring content to life.

Alliance for Biking & Walking
Jeffrey Miller, President/CEO
PO Box 65150, Washington, DC 20035
(202) 449-9692

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is the North American coalition of more than 165 local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. Since 1996, the Alliance has created, strengthened and united grassroots advocacy organizations through training, coaching, networking, resources and direct funding. With the help of the Alliance, advocates are transforming their communities into better places to bike and walk. Find out more at

American Hiking Society
Gregory Miller, President
1422 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

For the last three decades, American Hiking Society has been at the forefront protecting our nation’s trails, the natural areas that surround them, and the hiking experience. From our signature programs, including Volunteer Vacations, National Trails Day®, and Families on Foot, to our deep roots in outdoor recreation and advocacy, our work benefits the 75 million hikers and outdoor enthusiasts across the country. The only national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society is dedicated toward ensuring that hiking trails and natural places are cherished and preserved for us and for future generations.

Asphalt Systems, Inc./USA Soy Solutions
Michael Freisthler, President
2150 W Michigan #232, Sidney, OH 45365 &

Our Future and Their Future. Through the use of Bio Based and Green products we can insure our children’s and grandchildren’s inheritance:
Biorestor— asphalt preservation—take good care of trails and they will be here for our children to use.
Dust Control Concentrate— a dust treatment that you can apply yourself— a product that will not damage our fragile environment.

A product that is clean, simple, requires very little equipment, and you can “DO IT YOURSELF!” Visit to learn more. We also offer products for all your other lubrication needs: Grease’s, Hydraulic Oils, Gear Lubes, Bar and Chain Lubricant— and they are all USDA bio based approved. Visit to learn more.

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Kit Keller, Executive Director
PO Box 93, Cedarburg, WI 53012

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals provides expertise for sustainable transportation, offering Complete Streets workshops, webinars, and technical guides (Bicycle Parking Guidelines). APBP supports America’s all-new Walk Friendly Community designation program. APBP members advance bicycling and walking for active transportation and Safe Routes to School. APBP serves on the America Bikes Board and the SRTS National Partnership Steering Committee. APBP’s monthly third Wednesday webinars (per site fee) present excellent venues for professionals, advocates and elected officials to start and sustain dialogue to advance local programs. Stop by our booth for a free calendar, lifesaver and membership discount code.

Back Country Horsemen of America
Peg Greiwe, Executive Secretary
PO Box 1367, Graham, WA 98338

Back Country Horsemen of America is a national nonprofit with formal organizations in 27 states and 13,000 members in 47 states (176 chapters/affiliates). In 2009 our members recorded 345,700 hours valued at over $7.5 million of volunteer service in the backcountry. Our mission is to (1) perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America's back country and wilderness lands; (2) work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use; (3) assist the various government, state, and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource; and (4) educate, encourage, and solicit active participation in the use of the back country resource by stock users and the general public commensurate with our heritage and leave no trace principles.

Bailey Bridges, Inc. dba Pioneer Bridges

Skip Wilson or Jamie Newsome, Sales
119 40th Street NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967

Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc.
Matt Stovall, Vice President
1110 Market St, Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. offers the full range of services in engineering, architecture, planning, landscape architecture, environmental review, and surveying. The mission of the firm’s recreation professionals is to accomplish award-winning, world-class facilities. We strive to design the best project for the budget and to find a way to do it in the most creative, functional, and sustainable manner. Trail, parks, and other recreation projects bring value to a community’s quality of life and make it more attractive to new business and industry.

Beneficial Designs, Inc.
Peter Axelson, Director of Research & Development
2240 Meridian Blvd., Suite C, Minden, NV 89423

Beneficial Designs works towards universal access through research, design, and education. We seek to enhance the quality of life for people of all abilities by developing and marketing technologies for daily living, vocational, and leisure activities. Through research and development, we create technologies that improve the efficiency of conducting assessments for trails, recreation facilities and public right-of-ways. We provide assessment workshops, construct trail and accessibility projects, and design signage that provides trail access information for trail users and trail data for managers. These products help trail managers efficiently manage trail data, and increase the opportunities and information for trail users.

BioSpan Technologies, Inc.
Pat Chesky, Vice President
PO Box 4222, Ballwin, MO 63022

BioSpan Technologies, Inc. is committed to providing cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions in the fields of paving and pavement preservation, bio-decontamination, environmental recovery, and resource utilization of solid waste.
Since 1993, BioSpan has provided research-based manufacturing at state-of-the-art facilities. An international network of licensed distributors and dealers represent BioSpan’s patented products. The company operates a fully licensed FDA and EPA manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Washington, Missouri, which includes four on-site research and development laboratories. For more information, please call tol

Canycom USA, Inc.

500- 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Canycom USA, Inc. is the sole distributor for Canycom, a Japanese manufacturing company that has been designing and manufacturing unique equipment for over 50 years. Currently, Canycom equipment dominates the Japanese market for carriers in agriculture, construction, forestry, and various other applications. Canycom USA, Inc. specializes in rubber track carriers, concrete buggies, and brush cutters which are used extensively in trail building, construction, landscaping, and rental applications throughout the world and are part of a growing market of compact power equipment in North America.

Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Susan Flynn, Director of National and Regional Accounts
2 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 424-4420 – Fax (423) 265-1630

Tina Ingle, Account Manager
6313 Oak Meadow Drive, Hixson, TN 37343

For more than 30 years, CORDURA® fabrics have been selected by makers of high performance gear and apparel where durability counts. It began in 1977 with the launch of CORDURA® brand fabric made with 1000-denier air-jet textured nylon 6,6 yarns— a remarkably durable, yet practical fabric. Just a year later, JanSport® chose CORDURA® fabrics for their new line of daypacks, giving the CORDURA® brand fabric line instant credibility. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, you’ll find CORDURA® fabrics in many top brands that are known for making tough, long-lasting products. In fact, CORDURA® fabrics are trusted by many militaries around the globe. Over the years, the CORDURA® brand team has introduced a wide-range of versatile fabrics. From the classic air-jet textured nylons to ultra-lightweight high tenacity nylon and polyester fabrics, all of our fabrics are considered best-in-class for durability and performance. The future for INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand looks brighter than ever as it continues to expand into new categories, which is no surprise. After all, engineering innovative fabrics is woven deeply into the CORDURA® brand DNA.

Cumberland Trail Conference
Tony Hook, Manager
19 E. 4th Street, Crossville, TN 38555

The Cumberland Trail Conference (CTC) is a nonprofit affiliate organization of the Tennessee Trails Association. The CTC was created in 1997 to work in partnership with the State of Tennessee for the creation of the Cumberland State Scenic Trail. Once completed, this trail will stretch 300-miles from Signal Point to the Cumberland Gap. To accomplish the mission of creating the Cumberland Trail, the CTC utilizes volunteers. The Conference and its hundreds of volunteers are leading the efforts to establish and develop the trail. Since 1997, volunteers have donated 220,000 hours to the project.

E.T. Techtonics, Inc.
Eric Johansen, President
Roy Wilson
213 Monroe Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 or

E.T. Techtonics, Inc. is the nation’s #1 designer and supplier of lightweight, low maintenance fiberglass trail bridges. Since 1987, over 500 pedestrian bridges and boardwalks have been engineered and installed using the E.T. Techtonics bridge system throughout the world. Located in Philadelphia, PA, the company has developed in conjunction with its research and development program, reliable design procedures, specifications, and installation procedures for fiberglass pedestrian, equestrian, bicycle and light vehicle bridge structures. We supply bridges to national, state, and local park systems nationwide, as well as to commercial and private clients. Visit us at

Equine Land Conservation Resource
Deb Balliet
4037 Iron Works Parkway, #120, Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 455-8686

The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is a national, not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to advance the conservation of land for horse-related activity. We accomplish our mission through education, awareness raising, and advocacy. Our activities include public presentations, development of educational publications, on-line and print media articles and internet, television and radio interviews, amd technical/consulting service to individuals and organizations.

The areas in which we work are: Community Land Use Planning; Farmland Conservation; Trails; Land Stewardship Best; Management Practices; Equine Economic Development; Liability Issues

Everlast Climbing, a PlayCore Company
1335 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Everlast Climbing brings rock climbing and active play to parks, camps and outdoor organizations. Our NatureROCKS™ playground boulders offer authentic climbing experiences and are the most rock-realistic ™ climbing boulders available. Our NatureROCKS™ play elements include fallen tree balance beams, log steppers and other nature-themed play pieces that resemble real fallen trees and stumps. NatureRocks are an ideal way to enhance nature play and outdoor spaces.

Florida DEP – Office of Greenways & Trails
Jim Wood, Assistant Director
390 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 795, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Establishing a statewide system of greenways and trails in Florida for conservation, recreation, and alternative transportation purposes.

GameTime, a PlayCore Company
150 Playcore Drive, Fort Payne, AL 35967

GameTime is the world’s leading brand of commercial playground equipment. For more than 80 years, GameTime has shown their dedication to children by creating playground products that offer superior quality, innovation and service. With their wide array of products and turnkey services, GameTime is truly Enriching Childhood through Play. Come by our booth and experience the newest way for families to play: Play Trails!

1260 Kalmia Ave. #14, Boulder, CO 80304

For Perfectionists. From Specialists. For more than 25 years, the GORE BIKE WEAR™ line has stood for durable high-tech function and premium quality. Our products are continuously improved to satisfy the high expectations of committed cyclists and to offer the best possible combination of comfort and protection. Each individual product we make here at W. L. Gore & Associates benefits from our many years of experience in functional apparel design. Hundreds of awards honoring GORE BIKE WEAR™ product quality, performance, and design are a testament to our dedication to perfection. GORE-TEX® fabrics, WINDSTOPPER® fabrics, and GORE Select technical fabrics are the key components of GORE BIKE WEAR™ products. All have been developed and rigorously tested to keep out the elements while keeping in comfort. These ingredients are the foundation of a collection that never compromises on comfort, protection, design, or safety and visibility. We know that for committed cyclists, your sport is not just an activity – it’s a passion. At GORE BIKE WEAR™, we embrace this passion and bring it to every new technology we develop and to every new product we sell.

Grasshopper Company
Connie Estep, Marketing
PO Box 637, Moundridge, KS 67107

The Grasshopper Company offers a complete line of True ZeroTurnTM power units ranging from 16 to 35 horsepower with air-cooled/liquid cooled gas and liquid cooled diesel engine options. Grasshopper has deck sizes ranging from 41” to 72” with the ability of side discharge, rear discharge, mulching, and grass collection. Grasshopper offers both Front-mount and Mid-mount models so you can create a fleet of mowers to fit your needs. For year-round versatility check out Grasshopper’s complete line of implements such as: PowerVacTM Collection System, Coreless aerator, Edger, Rotary Broom, Snowthrower, Dozer Blade, Dethatcher, Sunshade, Leaf Blower, drift controlled sprayer, and Winter Enclosure.

Inland Northwest Trails Coalition/Spokane Convention & Visitors Bureau
Loren Dudley, Secretary
14914 N. Little Spokane Dr., Spokane, WA 99208

What makes Spokane “Near Nature. Near Perfect”? A 372,000 sq. ft. Silver LEED certified convention center, adjacent to a 100-acre Riverfront Park, just steps from the breathtaking 37-mile Spokane River Centennial Trail, exceptional dining, shopping, entertainment, and 3,500 guest rooms? Perhaps it’s the 260 days of sunshine, countless biking trails, 16 wineries, and 33 golf courses. Or maybe it’s that we’re a place where the river falls make more noise than the freeway traffic, and Washington wine and world class whitewater are just minutes apart. Or could it be that our region provides a good value. You choose!

Iowa State Snowmobile Association
David Carmichael, Past President
2212 190th St., Tripoli, IA 50676

David Glorioso, National Sales Manager
2526 Charter Oak Drive, Suite 100, Temple, TX 76502

iZone, a leader in digital high-pressure laminate (dHPL) manufacturing, brings stunning graphic capabilities to an array of architectural applications including signage, counter tops, vertical surfaces, and wall cladding. We have the only fully integrated dHPL production facility in North America enabling us to impact (real time) all facets of manufacturing and reduce lead-times by up to 50%. iZone panels are extremely low maintenance and offer enhanced quality, affordability, and durability. iZone is now manufactured with 100% recycled core material.

K Design
Kathy Kelley, Owner
942 Harbor View Dr.
Memphis, TN 38103

K Design is a 25 year old professional firm that provides interpretive graphics for zoos, museums, and nature centers. Our services include research, copywriting, design, illustration, fabrication, and installation.

Lose & Associates
Marla Simmons, HR
1314 5th Ave. N., Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37208

Greenways and trails are a specialty at Lose & Associates, Inc. With over 70 miles of built, and more than 1,000 miles of planned trails, we are adept at meeting unique site challenges and getting the project built and on the ground. Working in communities of varying size, locations and budgetary constraints, we have become familiar with a wide range of design approaches and construction techniques. Our staff of Architects, Engineers and Landscape Architects turn ideas into realities by utilizing environmentally sensitive planning, minimizing long-term maintenance, facilitating regulatory approvals and maximizing community connectivity

Lula Lake Land Trust
Noel Durant, Land Manager
PO Box 395
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

The Lula Lake Land Trust was established in January 1994 to protect and preserve the Rock Creek watershed by fostering education, research, and conservation stewardship of the land. The Land Trust has protected more than 6,500 acres of land within and adjacent to the Rock Creek watershed. At this point the Land Trust established a plan to create a Conservation Corridor from Cloudland Canyon State Park to Lula Lake. The Lula Lake Land Trust has expanded its mission to develop recreational opportunities within the Rock Creek watershed and the Cloudland Canyon Conservation Corridor by establishing the Cloudland Canyon Connector Trail.

Lyndhurst Foundation
Bruz Clark
517 East Fifth Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 756-0767 – Fax (423) 756-0770

The mission of the Lyndhurst Foundation is the revitalization of the Chattanooga area and the conservation of the region surrounding it. During the period of 2005-2011, the foundation will concentrate its funding on a variety of strategic partnerships that serve to strengthen and enhance the design, animation, ecology, and livability of metropolitan Chattanooga and advance the protection and restoration of the region’s forests, watersheds, and natural systems. The foundation’s focus includes the development and expansion of multi-use trails, greenways, and open spaces; outdoor recreation; and projects that bolster Chattanooga’s position as a gateway to regional environmental assets and attractions.

Most Dependable Fountains
Vince McGrory, CFO
5705 Commander Drive
Arlington, TN 38002

Most Dependable Fountains, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Outdoor drinking fountains, showers, pet fountains, misters and water play products. Call for a FREE catalog: (800) 552-6331.

National Center on Accessibility
Sherril York, Director
501 N. Morton St., Suite 109
Bloomington, IN 47404

The National Center on Accessibility, based at Indiana University, is a leading authority on the inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation, and tourism. NCA promotes the principles of universal design and inclusion as important factors for achieving personal wellness and building healthy communities. Through the comprehensive services of Research, Technical Assistance, and Education, NCA focuses on universal design and program access for trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, beaches, pools, golf, playgrounds, museums, and other unique recreation facilities. Access the NCA web site for the latest news. Call NCA Accessibility Specialists with questions or consider NCA training to further professional development.

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
Karen Umphress, Project Coordinator
427 Central Ave. West
Great Falls, MT 59404

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) is a nonprofit educational foundation. Its purpose is to create a positive future for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. It does this by creating tools to assist enthusiasts in creating and keeping trail systems as well as by promoting safe and responsible OHV recreation. NOHVCC is committed to educating riders from youngest to oldest and has created an Adventure Trail Program, an accredited program at Marshall University, webinars, workshops, and other educational programs.

National Park Service – National Trails System Program
Steve Elkinton
NPS National Trails System Program
1849 C St., NW (org code 2220)
Washington, DC 20240

The National Parks Service offers trails in parks, national trails, and trail technical assistance to communities. In the 393 units of the National Park System are found about 18,500 miles of trails of all types. NPS also administers 23 of the 30 national scenic and historic trails of the National Trails System. And the Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects nationwide.

Nature Bridges
Robin Ridley, Senior Administrative Staff
2074 Raymond Diehl Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Nature Bridges is a leading bridge contractor that specializes in top down construction of timber bridges and pedestrian boardwalks through environmentally sensitive areas. As one of the nation's leading builders, they also construct a wide variety of other development amenities, such as golf cart bridges, free span bridges, architecturally designed trellises, fencing, pavilions, decks and docks and timber retaining walls. Nature Bridges has a solid reputation of superior craftsmanship and meeting their customers' schedules. They require continuing education for their project foremen, bringing the knowledge of the testing laboratory and the field together to continually improve their building techniques.

North American Trail Ride Conference
Wayne Tolbert
9598 Antioch Church Rd West
Lenoir City, TN 37772 –

The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) is the oldest and largest competitive trail ride organization in the United States. A competitive trail ride is not a race, but competitors cover a marked course in a given period of time. It is a long distance trail riding event. The horse is judged on condition, soundness, and trail ability on natural trail terrain. The rider is judged on trail equitation, trail safety/courtesy, stabling, etc. The pace is about 3.5-6 mph, on 30-60 miles over a two day ride, depending on the division entered.

North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy
Larry Cook, Executive Director
PO Box 358
Hixson, TN 37343

The North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy (NCCC) helps to conserve the significant natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the North Chickamauga Creek watershed. North Chickamauga Creek flows a total of 32 miles from its headwaters to its mouth and its watershed drains 120 square miles. The creek cuts a spectacularly scenic, deep central Gorge through the sandstone of the Cumberland Plateau and winds its way through some of the fastest growing areas in Hamilton County, Tennessee before emptying into the Tennessee River just east of downtown Chattanooga. Through our projects, NCCC works to foster sound land use decisions throughout the watershed.

Pannier Graphics
Jamie Sundo, Market Specialist
345 Oak Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044

Pannier embeds high-resolution, vibrant graphics behind a strong fiberglass surface. Pannier signs and panels are designed to resist the extremes of weather and graffiti, backed by a full 10-year warranty. Join them with our high-strength aluminum frames for the ultimate combination. We are flexible. We are built for the outdoors, but we are also beautiful inside your visitor center. We can go framed or frameless, and we can also cut our panels out to any shape you want. Our product is reliable, and our people are dependable. Two-thirds of our new business every year comes from referrals— we believe that says it all.

Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
Jenni West, TAC Manager
PO Box 174250
Bozeman, MT 59717

The Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is a one-stop shop for information, training, and technical assistance to help Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) develop and implement successful alternative transportation projects. TAC services are free and available to all FLMAs, as well as state, local or tribal governments that are working in collaboration with an FLMA to expand or improve public lands access. The TAC offers multiple resources, including an online searchable document repository and training catalog, trainings developed specifically for FLMAs, and personalized technical assistance provided by highly qualified transportation professionals and/or peer mentors.

Pennsylvania Equine Council
Gwen Wills, Trail Stewardship Program Director
235 Mule Lane
Summerville, PA 15864

Committed to the entire Equine Industry, the Pennsylvania Equine Council provides educational programs for the equine community and general public. 3-Day & 1-Day Trail Stewardship Workshops cover concepts of trail layout, construction, and maintenance while cultivating strong working relationships with state agencies that manage 5 million plus acres of public and private lands in PA. Equine Packing Clinics are also offered. Our “Ride Smart/Leave No Trace” programs include outdoor ethics and minimum impact concepts to promote land conservation as well as enhance good relationships with agencies and non-equestrian user groups in order to preserve open space.

PermaTrak North America
Jason Philbin, Vice President
16607 Riverstone Way, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28277

PermaTrak North America is a premier provider of environmentally friendly precast concrete boardwalk and elevated greenway solutions. PermaTrak systems are engineered for design flexibility, ease of installation and long-term durability. Requiring virtually no maintenance, PermaTrak is an outstanding, cost competitive alternative to conventional wood or manufactured lumber construction.

401 Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Chattanooga, TN 37402

PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands: GameTime, UltraSite, UltraShelter, UltraPlay, GT Grandstands, Snug, Play & Park Structures, TotTurf, Everlast Climbing, and Swing-N-Slide. PlayCore combines best-in-class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of each community served.

Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc.
Susan Waters, VP Sales & Marketing
10252 Hwy. 65
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Professional Trailbuilders Association
Michael Passo, Conference Coordinator
PO Box 28514
Bellingham, WA 98228

Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Joe Taylor, President/CEO
1601 River Drive, #110
Moline, IL 61265

Quad Cities – There’s so much to see and do, it takes two states and four cities to hold it all! Unwind on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities! Hop on miles of beautiful riverfront biking trails including the famous Great River Trail. Enjoy our challenging mountain bike trails and outstanding hiking trails set in beautiful forest preserves and parks.

The Quad Cities is also known for its John Deere history and attractions, fun-filled gaming and non-gaming riverboats, historical attractions, world class museums, and festivals. Find out more about this great trails destination at the 20th American Trails National Symposium.

Quad Cities – Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. Discover it all at and ask for a FREE Visitors Guide.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Kelly Pack, Manager of Trail Development
2121 Ward Ct., NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. RTC has supported the tremendous growth and development of rail-trails since opening our doors February 7, 1986 and is the national voice for more than 100,000 members and supporters, 19,500 miles of rail-trail throughout the country, and thousands of miles of potential rail-trails waiting to be built. Regional offices support work in the Northeast, Midwest, West, and Florida.

Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jenny Zink, Marketing Director
2334 Washington Ave., Suite B
Redding, CA 96001

Reynolds, Smith, and Hills, Inc.
Carolyn Steves, Project Coordinator
1715 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 500
Tampa, FL 33607

With over 800 associates in 34 offices nationwide, RS&H is one of the nation’s leading facilities and infrastructure consulting firms whose client-centered program structure provides value-added solutions to clients around the world. RS&H provides comprehensive planning, design, environmental, and program management services for a variety of infrastructure initiatives, including networks of trails, greenways, recreation, and transportation facilities. Our award-winning projects have proven to boost tourism and local economies, enhance sustainability by providing more transportation choices, and improve overall quality of life for residents and visitors. For more information, visit or call (800) 741-2014.

Rhino Marking & Protection Systems
John Hohol, National Market Manager
10740 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 16W
Bloomington, MN 55420

Manufacturer of the patented Rhino TriView™ post, this highly visible triangular design ensures your trail message can be seen from any direction. Durable and flexible, it withstands repeated vehicle impacts and returns to its original upright position. UV stabilizers protect bright color of the post from fading. Also on display is our new Hybrid post, incorporating the best of plastic and fiberglass resulting in a more durable, impact and UV-resistant post with no exposed fibers that can result in slivers or fiberbloom. In addition we will showcase our 911 Trail-Safe marking system, Rhino PolySigns, A-Tags, Pavement Decals. and SoilMarkers.

Rock/Creek Outfitters
Jim Sapere, General Manager
PO Box 4838
Chattanooga, TN 37405

For more than 20 years, Rock/Creek has been committed to taking people into the great outdoors. As a company founded by outdoor instructors, we know and love your sport. And we believe that our big, wonderful planet is for everybody. Great products and great advice help you move out into the world in new ways. Discover pathless trails and open roads, with all the promise they hold. Find yourself, get lost in a great experience, and find yourself all over again. We invite you to remember the world outside. Every day you do, you'll feel wide awake, truly alive, and glad to be so.

Rubber Trails and Surfaces
Jennifer Harris, Vice President
9489 Opal Ave.
Mentone, CA 92359

Rubber Trails and Surfaces has earned a national reputation as the leader in sustainable outdoor surfaces. For over 15 years, Rubber Trails and Surfaces has been an innovator in helping landscape contractors, designers, schools, and parks and recreation departments by providing an extensive selection of innovative rubber surfaces. Recycled rubber tires are processed and then manufactured into our extensive selection of Rubber Trails surfaces.

Rubber Trails and Surfaces products are ideal for walking paths and trails, steps, patios, walkways, pavilions, play areas, equestrian centers, pools, and more. A variety of designer colors are available for our growing product lines. All Rubber Trails and Surface products have a U.S. patent. Interlocking Tiles has a U.S. Patent Pending.

Southern Appalachian Back Country Horsemen
Joanne Mitchell
570 Sunnyside Road
Sweetwater, TN 37874

SABCH (Southern Appalachian Back Country Horsemen) is a fun and rewarding service organization which is a chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Tennessee, under the Back Country Horsemen of America. SABCH was formed in 2006, and has over 7,000 service hours in 4 short years. We have monthly meetings and weekly workdays in Cherokee National Forest. Our contact information is on our website, We have enjoyed several packing clinics and demonstrations, some Dutch oven culinary delights, working with 4-H youth, moving concrete and wooden picnic tables, transporting fish (TWRA) or food (ATC), hosting trail building and LNT workshops, building trail bridges, along with educating members and the general public about general agricultural information.

Stabilizer Solutions, Inc.
Tina Leyva, Show Manager
33 South 28th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. specializes in natural and fiber reinforced sport, recreational, and landscape surfaces world-wide. Our family company has been secretly 'Advancing the Evolution of Soil' for over 26 years. With your vision and our technology we can help natural soil evolve. Find out how a gravel trail can remain accessible to thousands of people in the pouring rain. Stabilizer, “The Original Natural Binder” makes it possible to enjoy natural aggregates on trails anytime. You can stabilize your aggregate by binding its soil particles with Stabilizer. Discover how soil and technology makes all of this possible at

Student Conservation Association
Ashley Hansen, Partnership Representative
1800 North Kent Street, #102
Arlington, VA 22209

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the only national organization that builds new generations of conservation leaders by providing high school and college age individuals with hands-on service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. Every year, 4,000+ SCA members render more than two million hours of service protecting and restoring our environment, developing career skills, and becoming lifelong stewards. Founded in 1957, SCA is headquartered in Charlestown, NH and maintains regional offices in Boise, ID, Houston, TX, Oakland, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Seattle, WA, and Washington, DC. Partners include NPS, USDA FS, BLM, FWS, and more!

Sutter Equipment Co.
John Mueller, Owner
Tony Dipino, General Manager
80 Chamberlain Ave.
Novato, CA 94947

Sutter Equipment Company is the exclusive manufacturer of the custom 4-foot-wide SUTTER Trail Dozer™ used to build and maintain trails. Build 1,000 feet per hour or more of 3 to 4 foot wide trails. Weight is 9,000 pounds with standard rippers and 6-way articulating blade, a ROPS or fully enclosed cab model. Produced since 1990, re-branded in 2008 to the SUTTER name (previous models were branded as SWECO 450 and SWECO 480), the trail dozer can be found across the nation and internationally. Over 20 dozer attachments available. Sutter also builds trail rakes and a patented retaining wall.

Sweco Products, Inc.
Marika Doering
PO Box 259
Sutter, CA 95982

SWECO Products, Inc. has been producing trail building products for over 25 years. During this period trail professionals from around the world have come to recognize SWECO’s 480 Trail Dozer as an indispensible tool for building trails. SWECO build’s the tools that help you build the trails. SWECO’s products are used for park and recreation maintenance; wood lots; and city, county, state and federal maintenance work. They are also used by ranchers, contractors, military services and for fire suppression. SWECO builds quality products that offer the performance and durability which make it the industry leader.

TechniSoil North America, LLC
Sean Weaver, President
5680 Westside Road
Redding, CA 96002

In 1996, EkoResearch was challenged by industry professionals to develope an alternative to current stabilization technologies. EkoResearch analyzed and tested existing stabilizers, in their composition, application and performance— from this research TechniSoil was created and offered through TechniSoil North America, LLC.
TechniSoil is the world’s first green “nano-polymer” designed to bind with crushed stone and decomposed granite. TechniSoil is the highest performing polymer stabilizer on the market. TechniSoil provides a durable stabilization system for pathways, trails, parking areas, crushed stone roadways, dust control and erosion control.

Terrabilt Wayfinding Systems, Inc.
Donald Meeker, Principal
56 Sherwood Drive
Larchmont, NY 10538

Terrabilt creates and builds high-quality, long-lasting outdoor signs and exhibits for parks, refuges, trails, and golf courses.
Panels and structures are non-toxic and use reclaimed/sustainable materials to help protect the environment and reduce life-cycle costs.
Terrabilt’s graphic panels and retro-reflective signs are designed to accommodate your graphics and information requirements: identification, wayfinding, orientation, interpretation, and safety.
Using our web-based SignFolio software, you can plot and geo-code sign locations, archive artwork, specify signs, create orders, and maintain your signage program for years to come—all with one system.
Terrabilt also provides optional planning and design services for overall signage programs, graphic standards, mapping, and interpretive writing.

The Toro Company
Jacque Hartwig, Administrative Assistant
8111 Lyndale Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55420

Toro Dingo compact utility loaders and TRX tracked trenchers offer digging, material handling, drilling, and land contouring in compact powerful and simple to operate packages. The Toro Dingo is available with over 35 attachments increasing versatility and days on rent. The TRX tracked trenchers range in power from 15-26hp and digging depth from 24-48”.

TotTurf by Robertson Industries, a PlayCore Company
Richard Hawley
4401 E. Baseline Rd., Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85042

TotTurf® is the leader in cost effective, durable, and safe play area solutions. Our wide selection of rubber playground and artificial grass products are available throughout the United States. TotTurf delivers excellent customer service and is locally manufactured and installed by our trained and certified staff.
Kevin Purdy
318 S. Jefferson Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027 is a network of trails on the internet. We provide information about multi-use trails to people aged one to 100. Our motto is “a network of trails for everyone” because we specialize in trails that suit the needs of all types of trail users. Rail-trails are one of the most common types of trails found on our website. Our current focus is bike trails in the United States, but we also feature trails that are suitable for hikers, inline skaters, and equestrians. In the future, we plan to include trails from all over the world.

TriActive America, Inc.
Chris Litvinchuk, Co-Director of Sales
178 S. 4th Street, Suite 101
Grover Beach, CA 93433

TriActive America is the national leader in outdoor exercise equipment. “TriActive” is based on the three benefits of fitness: a healthy mind, body, and spirit. TriActive America is a company that empowers all individuals to enjoy exercising outdoors. Our goal is to build outdoor exercise equipment that can be installed to create Fitness Trails and Fitness Zones. Great for walking trails, parks, community centers, school campuses, military bases and more. TriActive America offers over 40 different products in two great product lines – TriActive E-Line and TriActive Fitness Line. Our products are geared for strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

The Trust for Public Land
Rick Wood, Chattanooga Office Director
202 Tremont Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit land conservation organization with an office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. TPL conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

US Fish & Wildlife Service
Nathan Caldwell, Trails Coordinator
4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Rm. 634
Arlington, VA 22203

UltraSite, a PlayCore Company
Philip Clemons, National Sales Manager
1675 Locust St
Red Bud, IL 62278

UltraSite has been manufacturing high quality commercial grade outdoor recreation products including a variety of Park Amenities, Picnic Tables, Park Benches, Grills and Bleachers for over 20 years. UltraSite is ideal for trails because of our signature UltraCoat thermo-plastic coating which makes our products durable, comfortable, and low maintenance.

Voss Signs, LLC
Mary Walser, Sales Manager
112 Fairgrounds Drive
Manlius, NY 13104

Since 1965, Voss Signs has provided a full line of stocks signs, specializing in custom signs for various organizations, governmental agencies, and other natural resource professionals. Signs are screen printed on aluminum or plastic with durable fade resistant inks providing long term outdoor use. Custom signs can be made for many applications such as: trail identification, posted signs, boundary markers, and warning signs, to name a few. We also offer digital printing for banners, trail maps, sidewalk event signs, and other full color large format printing.



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