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published Aug 28, 2019

Why You Might Consider Conservation Corps on Your Next Trail Project

by Hannah Traverse with The Corps Network

Why trail managers often engage Conservation Corps on maintenance projects, and why you might see more Corps on our trails.


published Aug 14, 2019

6 Solutions for Managing Multi-Use Trails and Conflict

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?


posted Jul 8, 2019

Design a Trail to Last 100 Years

by Michael Osborne with Five Rivers MetroParks

The challenges of balancing ecological protection, physical management and social demands on natural surface hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and multi-use trails can be overwhelming. However, it IS possible to meet these challenges by designing sustainable trails that are created to last into the next century.


posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.


posted Jan 1, 2018

Brothers of the Brush Hook, an Interview with Charlie Dundas

by Mike Passo with American Trails

The thing that excites me is when I go out and I see people using our trails and I see families on the trails, you know? It pleases me and excites me that I’m beginning to, once again, see moms and dads and kids on trails, not just the mountain bikers.


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Happy Trails, Inc.

Fairbanks, Alaska

Since 2006 Happy Trails has built mountain bike, hiking, ATV, cross-country ski, and multi-purpose trails all over Alaska. We have a full line-up of trail building machines and can bring machine-built quality and value ...


1600 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
(907) 322-5834 • [email protected]

Bradley Corp

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

When it comes to the most complete and advanced commercial washrooms, and comprehensive solutions for emergency safety and industrial applications, no one can match Bradley.


W142N9101 Fountain Boulevard, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
Toll Free: (800) 272-3539 or Main: (262) 251-6000

Jagged Axe Trail Designs

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The Jagged Axe Trail Designs crew is dedicated to providing quality, sustainable trail. We have a background in various types of terrain ranging from Texas rock to Washington Loam. Our crew consists of experienced riders...


54 CR 114, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
(214) 399-9679 • [email protected]

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