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posted Dec 5, 2019

National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management

Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: training, skills

posted Nov 5, 2019

Ramps for Accessible Trails and Shared-Use Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

Ramps, typically used for building access, are often provided on trails.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: photo gallery, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 29, 2019

National Trail Surfaces Study

by US Access Board, National Center on Accessibility

In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 13, 2019

Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines (FSTAG)

by USDA Forest Service

The FSTAG and the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG) are the legally enforceable standards for use in outdoor recreation areas on the National Forest System for the facilities, routes, and features addressed in these guidelines.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 13, 2019

USFS Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails

by USDA Forest Service

This guidebook was written to help designers and man- agers apply FSORAG and FSTAG to their work and to pro- vide guidance for integrating accessibility into outdoor recreation site and trail projects.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Jan 23, 2019

FAQ: Do the low stream crossings for trails and greenways conform to accessibility guidelines?

by American Trails Staff

Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: faq, accessibility and accessible trails, floodway

posted Jul 24, 2018

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: maintenance, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Jul 11, 2018

FAQ: What are the guidelines for constructing an ADA compliant remote access trail path in National Forests?

by American Trails Staff

On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: faq, parks, federal, accessibility and accessible trails

posted May 23, 2018

Soil Stabilizers On Universally Accessible Trails

For the past several years, national forests around the country have been looking for ways to make areas more universally accessible, while maintaining a natural appearance that is not as distracting as concrete, asphalt, boardwalks, and other obviously manmade pathways.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: maintenance, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 3, 2018

A Model for Accessibility: Learning on Crotched Mountain Trails

by Peter Jensen with Peter S. Jensen & Associates

A sustainable trails that complies with the trail accessibility guidelines without changing the setting or outdoor experience.

categories: Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

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