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published Jun 2008

New Trails for a Significant Texas Playa Wildlife Preserve

by American Trails Staff

Design for trail system provides wildlife viewing and teaches about playa resources.


published Sep 2010

Mori Point project restores trails as well as habitat

by American Trails Staff

Ponds for the threatened California red-legged frog were built along with new trails for recreation and interpretation at Mori Point along the San Mateo Coast near the town of Pacifica.


published Sep 2018

Coldwater Mountain Biking Trail System, Alabama

by Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Sandwiched halfway between the major metropolitan areas of Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA is the small town and big trail dreams of Anniston, AL and its 4,000-acre open space, Coldwater Mountain.


published Sep 2018

Breaking Down the Silos, Part Two

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Continuing the series on bridging the barriers between trail user groups


published Sep 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces $6.5 Million Grant to Expand Empire State Trail Initiative in Western New York

by American Trails Staff

Grant Will Connect City of Niagara Falls to New York City, Expand Trail Connections and Enhance Niagara Gorge Access


published Sep 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - I. What happens to plants near trails

by American Trails Staff

Encouraging visitors to stay on the trail is the most important issue, and is made easier by providing attractive, well-designed trail systems. Managers should also identify populations of plants that have been designated as threatened, endangered, or sensitive.


published Sep 2018

Wildlife and Trails Checklist — Step B: Considering alternatives

by American Trails Staff

The checklist focuses specifically on wildlife issues of trail planning and is designed to mirror comprehensive planning processes.


published Sep 2018

Wildlife and Trails Checklist — Step A: Getting the Whole Picture

by American Trails Staff

Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind


published Sep 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - K. Making informed decisions

by American Trails Staff

Any trail will have at least some impact on wildlife. Therefore, deciding whether the recreational value of a trail outweighs those impacts is a community choice, or in some cases, a legal question.


published Sep 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - J. Managing trails with wildlife in mind

by American Trails Staff

Offering wildlife interpretation and environmental education to trail users can play an important role in reducing impacts to wildlife. People more readily protect what they understand and appreciate.