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 Mar 27, 2019
Murals, sculptures, decorative paving, and memorials can all be ways of enhancing trails with art.
posted Aug 1, 2018
Developing a trails plan for Rotary Community Park/Little Bear Creek that includes boardwalks through environmentally sensitive area.
posted May 30, 2018
The closing of these trails and subsequent impacts to the local economy was a revelation to many in the community and the Forest Service.
posted Feb 12, 2018
This session will review alignment strategies, structural systems, and techniques for solving these problems and building quality trails case study examples ranging from pre-fabricated products to custom designs. The presentation will benefit all levels of expertise from novice to experts as well providing tools to lay trail advocates in making the case to build a project in their community.
posted Jan 16, 2018
Lightner is a retired construction engineer and re-designed plans for 12 bridges on the Homestead Recreational Trail.