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posted Aug 14, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?
posted Nov 5, 2018
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
Maricopa County (AZ) has put together a comprehensive guide to best practices in trail planning, construction, and maintenance. The 99-page guide includes Planning Objectives for a variety of trail types, motorized as well as nonmotorized. Barrier-free trails are
also discussed, along with vegetation management, signs and wayfinding, and many more details of trail development and sustainable maintenance.
posted Jan 16, 2018
Trails for All Ontarians Collaborative
The Ontario Trails Strategy describes our vision for trails in Ontario and recognizes the many benefits of trails for health and prosperity and highlights the importance of environmental protection.
posted Jan 10, 2019
Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts
This guide provides practical management information to San Francisco Bay Area horse owners on what they can do to help protect the environment. Whether a horse owner has one animal or operates a boarding facility, all equestrians play an important role in assuring that our watersheds are healthy and our creeks clean. Because of increasing pressures from human activity, all potential sources of environmental pollution are under critical scrutiny. Pollution can come from either point sources (e.g., a specific manufacturing plant) or nonpoint sources (e.g., livestock throughout a ranch).
posted Feb 19, 2020
Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service
Trails work on federal lands is planned through a maintenance management system.
posted Apr 11, 2019
North Country National Scenic Trail
The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.
posted Feb 6, 2018
Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Northeast Regional Office)
In about two decades, rail-trails have risen from obscurity to become highly valued amenities for many American communities. Rail-trails preserve natural and cultural resources and provide both residents and tourists with attractive
places to recreate and safe routes to their destinations.
posted Jan 14, 2020
Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.
posted May 30, 2018
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
So what makes a trail wholly sustainable? According to Tom Crimmins there are four keys aspects: Resource Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Experience Sustainability, and Political Sustainability
posted Jan 24, 2018
Federal Highway Administration,
USDA Forest Service
An updated edition of the "Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook" first released in 1996.
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