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posted Feb 19, 2018

Design a Trail Worth Traveling To

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Learn how to plan an initial trail layout.


published Aug 2003

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.


posted Oct 25, 2018

Designing Near Wetlands, Streams, Forests, and Other Environmental Resources

This presentation discusses the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Developing and Operating Water Trails at the Local, Statewide and Regional Levels

Come learn how water trails are connecting people to waterways as practitioners describe their successful programs of developing and managing extensive water trails.


published Jan 1991

Developing Sustainable Mountain Trail Corridors

by Hugh Duffy with National Park Service

This article introduces the criteria of maximum profile grade relative to the existing cross slope (fall line) as key to the development of natural surface trail projects that are sustainable. Key trail design concepts excerpted from trail documents are presented in this article.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Difficult Trails in Difficult Places

by Mark Wilcox with American Society of Landscape Architects, Bill Neumann with DHM Design, John M. Pflaum, PE with NV5

This presentation will reveal the process of planning, designing and constructing trails within four different landscape settings identifying challenges and solutions.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Duck River Reservoir Recreation Area

The Tim Scott Trail has a total length of 21.8 miles and includes two pedestrian bridges over the scenic Duck River.


posted Dec 29, 2017

East and West Twin Creek Bridges - Michigan

The replacement of the East and West Twin Creek bridges allow for continued safe use of motorized trails.


published Jul 2018

Educating trail users: advice for planning interpretive trail signs and exhibits

by California State Parks, Statewide Trails Section

It’s up to you as a park steward to instill a sense of appreciation for the story that needs to be told – interpretive theme and messages of the trail must be well planned.


posted Jun 9, 2020

Effective Wayfinding Signage: Trail System Planning, Design, and Implementation

Hear from three different organizations how to prepare effective, user-friendly, and time-dynamic wayfinding signage guidelines.


Results from the Business Directory


Jamar Technologies, Inc.

Hatfield, Pennsylvania

JAMAR Technologies provides traffic data collection and distance measuring equipment to agencies all over the world.


1500 Industry Rd Suite C, Hatfield, Pennsylvania 19440
(800) 776-0940

American Ramp Company

Joplin, Missouri

At American Ramp Company, we believe that communities need challenging and safe places to gather and recreate.


601 McKinley Avenue, Joplin, Missouri 64801
Toll Free: (800) 949-2024 | Main: (417) 206-6816 • [email protected]

X-Attach

Battle Ground, Washington

X-Attach is the go to dealer for Engon Tiltrotators in North America.


210 NW 12th St, Battle Ground, Washington 98604
(360) 518-9718 • [email protected]

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