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posted Dec 5, 2019
American Trails Staff
Specific skills used in planning individual trails and greenways; identifying routes and experiences for park systems; developing plans for regional and statewide systems; developing goals and objectives for trail projects.
posted Nov 15, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.
posted Nov 14, 2019
One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.
published Nov 7, 2019
American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.
posted Sep 19, 2019
Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community
posted Aug 12, 2019
The Wildlife and Trail Planning Checklist is a sequence of wildlife-related questions and possible steps to consider in planning a trail.
posted Aug 5, 2019
The Primer provides discussion of broad wildlife topics, plus key concepts and rules of thumb to help with trail planning and management.
posted Jul 8, 2019
Michael Osborne with Five Rivers MetroParks
The challenges of balancing ecological protection, physical management and social demands on natural surface hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and multi-use trails can be overwhelming. However, it IS possible to meet these challenges by designing sustainable trails that are created to last into the next century.
posted Feb 20, 2019
The state of Utah has used innovative programming to keep their citizens safe from avalanche dangers. Although they cannot completely prevent avalanches from occurring, they are educating the public through the Utah Avalanche Center about ways to avoid triggering an avalanche, and how to stay safe should one occur.
published Sep 16, 1966
National Park Service
A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System
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