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See details below, and visit these great sponsors and help them support trails and greenways across America!


logodas Manufacturing, Inc.


das Trail Markers can be permanently applied to concrete or asphalt with das adhesive. The markers are an unobtrusive yet highly vis- ible method of placing information and features directly on a path or trail. Durable, fade resistant, low profile, and ADA compliant, they can be used as an alternative to conventional vertical signage clutter. Stock markers are available in a variety of shapes and legends. Custom markers can be manufactured in just about any size, shape, or color with variable data, distances, or QR codes. das Manufacturing, Inc. has been providing innovative permanent marking systems for a wide variety of applications since 1983.

For more information visit http://www.dasmanufacturing.com/.



Fossil Industries


At FOSSIL INDUSTRIES, we make “The World’s Most Durable Graphics” and our Warranty backs that claim. In fact, our CHPL (Custom High Pressure Laminate) signs and graphics are “Graffiti Proof” and guaranteed for 10 years against fading and weather deterioration. We have a complete line of pedestals, frames and brackets to easily attach your CHPL graphic panels to walls, railings, or posts. We also offer design services and we can assist you in preparing your files.

• All FOSSIL products are “Proudly Made in the USA.”

• Our manufacturing plant is approximately the size of 30 football fields.

• We assemble FOSSIL panels in our state-of-the-art clean room.

• We have 8 High Pressure Laminate presses, each weighing over 50 tons.

• Invented by Fossil our exclusive “12 Color HD Printing” insures stunning image quality.

• Panels are precision cut using our proprietary “Laser Guided Technology,” which combines lasers with CNC routers making it possible for us to accurately cut any shape that you can imagine.

To receive a catalog, visit www.FossilGraphics.com. Want a quote? Call 800-244-9809 or email Sales@FossilGraphics.com.



iZone Imaging

logoYour best choice for custom high pressure laminate signs and graphics to create an impression that is built to last. Centrally located in North America, iZone Imaging combines the latest technology in graphic printing with the legacy and durability of high pressure laminate. iZone Imaging's integrated project delivery (printing, pressing, finishing and logistics all executed under one roof) allows unmatched quality control and provides the fastest lead time in the industry.

For more than a decade, iZone Imaging has successfully produced signage, graphics, and interpretive solutions for a wide range of state and national parks, bike paths, trails, greenways, municipal parks, and recreation facilities. The products are a perfect fit for these outdoor environments thanks to the combination of high quality graphic imagery with the weather and vandal-resistant nature of the laminate. iZone Imaging's team will make your parks, open spaces and outdoor environment ideas come to life. For more information, visit izoneimaging.com/amtrails/ to request a free sample.


Ozark Trail Associationlogo

The Ozark Trail Association plays the leading role in the construction and maintenance of Missouri’s premier long-distance backcountry National Recreation trail, the Ozark Trail. A 501(c)(3) organization, the OTA’s mission is to develop, maintain, preserve, promote and protect the rugged, natural beauty of the Ozark Trail. The OTA’s Construction and Maintenance committee manages volunteer programs to help maintain the Ozark Trail. Over 30 volunteers are currently certified sawyers through the USFS to remove deadfall from the trail. 380.5 miles of the OT have been adopted through the Adopt-a-Trail Program and maintenance events are held year-round to address non-adopted sections of trail and problem areas due to erosion and/or abuse. 

Additional details on the OTA’s volunteer programs, trip planning, and maps can be found online at www.ozarktrail.com.


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

RTC’s mission, and its value, is magnified in urban areas, where one mile of trail can completely redefine the livability of a community. Where trails are more than just recreational amenities, creating opportunities for active transportation and physical activity—improving our health and wellbeing—as they safely connect us to jobs, schools, businesses, parks, and cultural institutions in our own neighborhoods and beyond. Learn more at http://www.railstotrails.org.


Rhino Marking & Protection Systems

logoManufacturer of the Rhino TriView™ post, the highly visible triangular design ensures that your message can be seen from any direction. Durable and flexible, it withstands repeated vehicle impacts and still returns to its original upright position. UV light stabilizers protect the bright color of the post from fading. Convert trail use quickly and simply by using our TriView Toppers™ designed to be used over existing TriView or fiberglass trail marker posts. Our latest innovation- the new Rhino Hybrid 3-Rail incorporates the best qualities of fiberglass and plastic. Specially designed reinforcing fibers are blended with UV stable plastic to create a flat post with the bright color of plastic and the impact resistance of the combined fiberglass and plastic. Its design allows the post to bend over when hit, then snap back into its normal upright position. Other marking options include surface markers (Soil Markers™, Curb Markers™, A-Tag™ Pavement Markers, Pavement Decals), Poly Signs, Photoluminescent Signs. as well as many others. Rhino Marking & Protection Systems, John Hohol, National Market Manager, 10740 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420 – www.trailmarking.com. Tel: 800-522-4343, Fax: 888-522-4343 - jhohol@RhinoMarkers.com


The Acorn Group


The Acorn Group offers services in interpretive planning and design. We’ve created interpretive master plans and wayside exhibits across the country, from California’s woodlands and Oregon’s coastal dunes to New Mexico’s arid desert and the South’s hardwood forests. Regardless of environment, the focus is on creating sensory-rich experiences and helping visitors cultivate their own sense of place.

Contact Jennifer Rigby, Director, 155 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 - (714) 838-4888 – Fax (714) 838-5309 - emailacorn@aol.com - www.acorngroup.com / www.acornnaturalists.com



Trails Guy

Tony Boone logoJohn Favro provides services that result in cost effective construction and maintenance of sustainable, environmentally friendly trail systems for all types of users so that they may live a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle.  John has 40 years of trail management, construction, and maintenance experience with the U.S. Forest Service in California, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and North Dakota. He also worked in the country of Jordan developing outfitter camps and camel trails.  John has instructed for 8 years as a trail instructor teaching sustainable trail planning, construction and maintenance for the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in many states throughout the United States. John's experience includes working on trails and projects for hikers, bikers, ATV, and multiple use trails. He has also worked extensively on equestrian-related trail projects (backcountry packing, trail & pleasure riding, endurance & distance riding, etc.). John also serves on the boards of American Trails and BackCountry Horsemen of Missoula.  Contact John at (406) 864-8644 or John@TrailsGuy.com.


Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.


Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is a leader in the motorsports market. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include ATV and side-by-side vehicles, motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States. Headquartered in Cypress, California since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.




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