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Business as “Un-usual”

A Portland Vision for Fostering Health and Nature in our Increasingly Urban World

by The Intertwine Alliance

About the Author


The Intertwine Alliance mobilizes the Portland‐Vancouver region in support of healthy and resilient communities. Our shared environment brings us together and connects us, introduces new generations to nature, and galvanizes us to care for our planet. We envision a region connected by forests and streams, supporting thriving habitat for fish and wildlife. In this future, the benefits of clean air and clean water, access to nature, recreational opportunities, and a clean economy flow equitably to all residents regardless of race or income.

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The influence of use-related, environmental, and managerial factors on soil loss from recreational trails

This research investigated the influence of several use-related, environmental, and managerial factors on soil loss on recreational trails and roads at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a unit of the U.S. National Park Service.

All-Terrain Vehicle Sustainability Assessments

The sustainable management of ATV use is an expensive proposition requiring careful design, construction, and maintenance of ATV trails.

Assessing the Condition and Sustainability of the Trail System at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

This research assessed the condition and sustainability of the trail system at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, a National Park Service unit that partners with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the management of this unit.

The Influence of Layout on Appalachian Trail Soil Loss, Widening, and Muddiness

This research investigates the influence of layout and design on the severity of trail degradation.