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Trail Design and Building

 

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Natural Surface Trails by Design: Physical and Human Design Essentials of Sustainable, Enjoyable Trails, by Troy Scott Parker

Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds, by Hancock, Jan; Vander Hoek, Kimberly K. Jones; Bradshaw, Sunni; Coffman, James D.; Engelmann, Jeffrey

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction, and Maintenance, by Dr. Gene W. Wood, Professor Emeritus, Clemson University

Trail Design and Management Handbook for the Open Space & Trails Department of Pitkin County, Colorado, by Troy Scott Parker

Trail Planning, Design & Development Guidelines, from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Trail Solutions: IMBA's Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack, by the International Mountain Bicycling Association

 

Planning

Trail Planning for California Communities, by Julie Bondurant and Laura Thompson

Trails for the Twenty-First Century: Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails, by Charles Flink, Kristine Olka, and Robert Searns

The NEPA Book: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Comply with the National Environmental Protection Act, by

Funding and Resources

 

Conservation Corps and Transportation: Making the Connection, by Stuart Macdonald

 

Trail Management

 

Management Guidelines for OHV Recreation, by Tom Crimmins

Managing Mountain Biking: IMBA's Guide to Providing Great Riding, by the International Mountain Bicycling Association

 

 

Liveable Communities and Lifestyles

 

How To Live Well Without Owning a Car, by Chris Balish

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, By Richard Louv

The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, By Richard Louv - Review by Roger Bell, American Trails Board

 

On the Trail

 

Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering, by Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler; published by The Mountaineers Books

CHA Trail Guide Manual for Equestrians from the Certified Horsemanship Association is a comprehensive collection of the skills and knowledge necessary for any trail rider or trail guide in any setting.

Check out Trail Tales, Roger Bell's new book on the laughter, the adventure, the woes, and the memories of 35 years of trailbuilding. in rhyme no less!

Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite, by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Charles R. "Butch" Farabee, Jr.; Puma Press; 2007; reviewed by Lynn Arave, Deseret Morning News: "Death in Yosemite" goal: Save lives"

Summer reading that could save your life: a review of Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome, by Bob Madgic

 


 

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