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published Nov 7, 2017

eMTB Land Manager Handbook

by PeopleForBikes, Bureau of Land Management, Chris Bernhardt with C2 Recreation Consulting

This handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.


posted Oct 10, 2018

2019 Save the Date: Oregon NOHVCC OHV Great Trails Workshop

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is working with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) to hold another OHV Trails Workshop in 2019.


published Sep 1, 2007

Trail Intersection Design Guidelines

by Florida Department of Transportation

The growth in trails reflects many people’s enjoyment of physical separation from motorized traffic. Segregation allows trail users to avoid the pollution, noise, and intimidation they perceive from motor vehicles, and the potential for an injury producing crash.


published Sep 1, 2007

Road and Trail Intersection Safety

by Parks and Trails New York

The time has come to learn more about the needs and behaviors of motorists and trail users and ensure that design guidelines and laws and policies governing road and trail intersections fully provide for the safety of this increasingly prevalent type of traffic junction. The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of practice of the design and management of intersections between trails and roadways, gather feedback on road and trail intersection crashes and complaints, raise public awareness of the issue of road and trail intersection safety, and offer policy and design recommendations that will improve the safety of road and trail intersections.


published Sep 8, 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - C. Tools for a broader view

by American Trails Staff

Looking at resources from a regional or landscape-wide perspective helps identify where trails should go and which areas should be conserved for wildlife.


published Aug 29, 2018

Federal Highway Administration Training Programs

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the US Department of Transportation, provides expertise, resources, and information to improve the nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The Federal-Aid Highway Program provides financial assistance to the States to construct and improve the National Highway System, other roads, bridges, and trails.


published Aug 28, 2018

College trails program funded by Duke Energy

Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College is the first community college program of its kind in the United States. Trail design and layout, construction, maintenance, and management skills are the core focus. TRAILS is an acronym for “Trail Recreation and Adventure Institute for Leadership and Service.”


published Aug 28, 2018

Featured providers of training and resources

Read more details on important programs and trails training provided by National Trails Training Partnership supporters


posted Aug 27, 2018

Accessibility improved on Lake Mead trails

Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s two National Recreation Trails, the Historic Railroad Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail, received funding for surface and drainage improvements to ensure that the trails are in good condition for years to come.


published Aug 27, 2018

Wyoming Invests in Trails at Glendo State Park

by Paul Gritten with Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources

Working together for a sustainable system of trails.


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Western Wood Structures, Inc.

Tualatin, Oregon

Specializing in timber bridges, timber shelters, domes, Glulam neams and arches, heavy timber trusses and Glulam beam repair.


20675 SW 105th Ave., Tualatin, Oregon 97062
Toll Free: (800) 547-5411 | Main: (503) 692-6900

Allegra Trails

Pontresina, Graubünden, CH, International

Allegra has been developing sustainable MTB destinations since 2004. Having our origins in a remote Alpine valley in Switzerland, early on we had to learn that MTB tourism needs to benefit the local communities. Not just...


Via Planet 7, Pontresina, Graubünden, CH, International 7504
+41788462070 • [email protected]

Lose Design

Nashville, Tennessee

Lose Design creates spaces that support the most fundamental human needs to live, work and play. We are dedicated to helping our clients bring their vision to life. Our professionals do not settle for “off the shelf” des...


2809 Foster Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37210
(615) 242-0040 • [email protected]

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