Owner with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc.
Robert Searns is a trail and greenway planner/designer/developer and has a four-decade award-winning history in trail planning and implementation. He has worked with communities to visualize concepts, win support and get projects built. He co-authored Greenways: A Guide to Planning Design and Development (Island Press)—Published in the U.S. and China and contributed to Greenways: The Beginning of an International Movement (Elsevier Press). He has written for Planning, Landscape Architecture, LA China, and American Trails Magazines.
Bob has authored a number of trail management and sustainability articles and reports including recently serving as a principal author of a trails management and sustainability guidelines report for The Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area (U.S. Forest Service).
He served as Chair for American Trails and helped found the World Trails Network. He has produced and moderated Webinars, policy guidelines and other products for American Trails.
Bob holds a Master of Architecture from The State University of New York.
Bob is currently writing a new book with Island Press on close-in trails and walking routes. The publication date will be available later in 2022.