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published Jan 1, 2000
A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).
published Nov 1, 2005
Visitor use impacts associated with the Appalachian Trail include use of the footpath itself, overnight use areas (both designated and bootleg), and human waste management.
posted Nov 21, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Submit your photos for the NRT photo contest that highlight the diversity of the NRTs and to make more Americans familiar with these great trails.
published May 13, 2020
Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
posted Dec 9, 2012
American Trails Staff
The bicycle and pedestrian facilities of European cities are often cited as examples of an enlightened future.
published Jan 9, 2009
Efforts to help different activities on multi-use trails get along better and to improve safety.
posted May 21, 2014
Always known by her trail name after through-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1978, Butch served both on the board and staff of the American Hiking Society. For many years she was a familiar participant in initiatives and committees supporting policies and funding for trails.
published May 1, 2012
National Park Service
A document providing the basis for the most sustainable backcountry trail for all trail types with the least impact to natural, historic, cultural and aesthetic resources.
published Jun 29, 2020
An in-depth exploration of outdoor recreation in rural California.
published May 31, 2009
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
What is a sustainable trail? Building a sustainable trail system takes into account many factors. Most importantly, a sustainable trail should have as little impact to the environment as possible; this is accomplished through proper trail planning, design, construction and maintenance. A properly built trail will last for generations to come with little maintenance needed and will blend into the natural surroundings.
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Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
Routed and painted wood sign; Arches National Monument, Moab, Utah
Sign helps users find trail beyond point of interest; Arches National Monument, Moab, Utah
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Friends of Florida State Forests
Nordic Manufacturing Ltd.
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