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posted Jun 6, 2018

Ouachita National Recreation Trail Shelters - Arkansas and Oklahoma

The Friends of the Ouachita Trail, using primarily volunteer labor, completed 12 shelters along the western end of the trail, which spans the two states. Users include hikers, backpackers, hunters, and mountain bikers.


published Jan 1, 2007

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.


published May 30, 2018

Forest Trails in Ohio Recover from Winter Floods

The closing of these trails and subsequent impacts to the local economy was a revelation to many in the community and the Forest Service.


published Nov 1, 2003

Travel Management Signs for Public Lands in Colorado

Good signs clearly showing which uses are allowed are essential to effective trail management.


published May 30, 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, John M. Pflaum, PE with NV5, Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.


published Feb 24, 2011

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.


published Nov 1, 2011

Okanogan Trail Construction Tackles Difficult Ajax Section of Arizona Trail

Completing the Arizona Trail required careful planning and technical construction of the Ajax Section through a rocky canyon.


published Jan 1, 2004

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.


published Mar 11, 2020

Know What's Underground for Safe Trail Work

Trail building and installing sign posts can lead to accidental damage to buried pipelines and cables. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.


published Aug 8, 2003

Used Steel Well Casings Make Better Culverts

The next time you need some culverts on your trail try used steel casings. You'll like them!


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Mountains to Sound Greenway

Seattle, Washington

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and natur...


2701 First Avenue, Suite 240, Seattle, Washington 98121
(206) 382-5565 • [email protected]

Terra Firma Trails LLC

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Skilled in all aspects of quality multi-use trail construction.


1630 Cheyenne Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
(410) 708-5711 • [email protected]

Jacobs Consulting

Dallas, Texas

Consistently leading the way in the latest sustainable, economical and “smart” technologies, whether designing master plans for campuses or entire regions, critical infrastructure, office buildings, labs or manufacturing...


Global Headquarters: 1999 Bryan St, Ste 1200, Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 638-0145

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