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 is a Master of Outdoor Education in Outdoor Recreation with the Professional TrailBuilders Association, Chief Operating Officer with Timberline TrailCraft, LLC, and Principal with Tony Boone Trails, Inc. Tony is a pioneer in the evolution and art of planning and creating sustainable, machine-built trails for mountain bikers, hikers, runners and equestrians. 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 training for the 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. Tony has taught over 3,000 students worldwide in the art of sustainable trail design, construction, and management. View Tony’s full bio including notable works here.

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