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published May 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 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 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., 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 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 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 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 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 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!


published May 2018

Asphalt mix developed for better durability with snowmobile use

A new asphalt mix was developed and tested to better withstand snowmobile traffic during the winter months, and to provide a more durable surface for summer trail use.


published May 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.


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Tim-ber Wood Products

Saline, Michigan

Tim-ber Wood® Products has been the leader in delivering premium Douglas fir laminated poles, cross arms, and bollards to specialized markets for over 40 years.


6821 Alber Rd., Saline, Michigan 48176
(248) 842-6887 • [email protected]

OBP Trailworks, LLC

Brunswick, Maine

OBP Trailworks, LLC embraces many aspects of trail design, maintenance, and construction, with a focus on education and training.


3 Kennebec Ln, Brunswick, Maine 04011
(207) 312-1340 • [email protected]

BCS America

Oregon City, Oregon

The mission of BCS America is to increase your productivity and reduce the physical effort required to accomplish your outdoor tasks and projects.


14151 Fir Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
(800) 543-1040 • [email protected]

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