Art of Sustainable Trail Management

Examples from Across the Globe

The basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems.

by Tony Boone, COO, Timberline TrailCraft

“The Art of Sustainable Trail Management” will teach attendees the basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems. In 25 years, Tony has passionately led crews in sculpting over 850 kilometers of shared-use and purpose-built trails for mountain bicyclists of all ages and abilities around the world. His session will include examples from his work in China, Australia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Topics ranging from bench cut construction to rolling contour design will be covered. This session is geared primarily towards beginning and intermediate level trailbuilders, including volunteers, agency staff, and professional trail crews.

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About the Author

Tony Boone is a pioneer in the evolution and art of planning and creating sustainable trails for mountain bikers, hikers, runners, and equestrians, having completed over 400 successful trail projects encompassing fifteen U.S. states and nine countries. His accomplishments include the first official mountain bike patrol in Colorado in 1989, training eight International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Care Crews (1997-2011), inspiring and conducting mechanized trail dozer training for IMBA Trail Solutions (2001), and contributing to three IMBA books: Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack, Managing Mountain Bikes: IMBA’s Guide to Providing Great Riding, and Bike Parks: IMBA’s Guide to New School Trails. During his career, Tony has taught over 3,000 students worldwide the art of sustainable trail design, construction, and management.

Currently, Tony is the owner of Tony Boone Trails and the Business Development Specialist for Timberline Trailcraft. Tony holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science, and a Master of Education focused in Outdoor Adventure Recreation.

Contact: [email protected]

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