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published Dec 8, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
An interview with Dr. Sheldon Chesky, President & CEO of BioSpan
published Aug 20, 2019
Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service
A crusher fine trail combines the rustic feeling of a natural surface trail with a surface type that's durable (but not concrete or asphalt). The natural gravel-like surface feels more like a trail than a hard surfaced path and fits in well with primitive settings.
published Feb 1, 2014
U.S. Access Board,
National Center on Accessibility
In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.
posted Mar 21, 2019
American Trails Staff
Finely crushed rock (crusher fines) is a useful alternative to paving trails that accommodates most trail activities.
published Apr 1, 2001
New research suggests that mountain suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. How bikers ride and where hikers step may make more of a difference.
published May 1, 1995
Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.
published Aug 1, 2008
This report sorts through the various choices for the most "economical and sustainable" types of trail surfacing options along the proposed Rio Grande Trail corridor from Belen to Sunland Park, New Mexico.
published Oct 11, 2017
Peter Jensen with Peter S. Jensen & Associates
A sustainable trails that complies with the trail accessibility guidelines without changing the setting or outdoor experience.
published Jun 2, 2008
Woody Keen with Trail Dynamics LLC
A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.
posted Feb 12, 2018
This webinar will present some ideas on how you might pass along the skill to others. If you are just developing your skill set, you will get information to consider so you can make good decisions on the trail to maximize your effectiveness, it is appropriate for both agency personnel and volunteers.
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