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published Mar 2017

Blackstone River Bikeway (2017)

The Blackstone River Bikeway is a 48-mile-long route connecting Worcester, Massachusetts with Providence, Rhode Island. The Bikeway generally follows the historic Blackstone River and utilizes an off-road multi-use path and an on-road facility.


published Dec 2020

Sustaining Wildlife With Recreation on Public Lands

by USDA Forest Service

Humans and wildlife interact in multifaceted ways on public lands with both positive and negative outcomes for each group. When managed well, wildlife-based tourism and other forms of recreation can benefit conservation goals.


published May 2021

Environmental Impacts of Winter Recreation

by Winter Wildlands Alliance

Regardless of our intentions, many species perceive humans as a threat and respond accordingly. In general, animals respond to threats by first increasing vigilance (time spent looking around versus foraging), and running away if the threat is perceived to be imminent.


published Jun 2017

Modeling Large-Scale Winter Recreation Terrain Selection with Implications for Recreation Management and Wildlife

Winter recreation is a rapidly growing activity, and advances in technology make it possible for increasing numbers of people to access remote backcountry terrain. Increased winter recreation may lead to more frequent conflict between recreationists, as well as greater potential disturbance to wildlife.


published May 2019

The Oklawaha Greenway Extension Plan

by Equinox

The Oklawaha Greenway extensions will create connectivity between parks, municipalities, and destinations through an accessible, continuous greenway that serves as a walking and biking spine for future greenway growth and connections within Henderson County.


published Mar 2021

Lower Saluda Greenway Feasibility Study

The purpose of the Lower Saluda Greenway, a proposed 10.5-mile multi-use paved path along the north side of the Lower Saluda River, is to increase safe access to nearby parks, trails, and destinations, aid in short-trip multimodal travel, and increase regional connectivity and unity between the Lexington and Irmo areas with the communities of Columbia, West Columbia, and Cayce.


published Feb 2021

City of Pasadena Bikeways Analysis and Feasibility Study

by KOA Corporation, A Lochner Company

The City of Pasadena's Bikeways Analysis and Feasibility Study builds on the outreach and feedback received during the development of the City's Bicycle Transportation Action Plan.


published May 2023

Envisioning a Statewide Connection Mass Central Rail Trail Benefits Study

Study shows completion of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail System would bring significant health and economic benefits to the commonwealth.


published Feb 2021

Market Research: Equity of Access to Trails

This study has been conducted in response to the imperative offered by the JEDI Task Force.


published Feb 2023

Public Lands and the Continental Divide Trail Study

by Continental Divide Trail Coalition

The primary goal of this study was to understand who uses the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), how they use it, their preferences, and the economic impact of the CDT in the region. Additional data were also collected regarding protecting public lands and using the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado.