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published Sep 1, 2007

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.


posted May 10, 2018

Other Power-driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD)

On March 15, 2011, new Department of Justice rules took effect, specifying the “other power-driven mobility devices” (OPDMD) that could be used on trails by “individuals with mobility disabilities.” If you manage a trail that is open to the public this rule applies to your facility.


published Aug 1, 2008

The Art of Building Crushed Stone Trails

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft

Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes.


published May 3, 2018

FAQ: Is asphalt a good choice for a trail surface?

by American Trails Staff

Asphalt deteriorates over time and will require expensive maintenance to keep cracks and weeds and tree roots from making it unusable.


published Nov 1, 2005

Green Threads in the Urban Fabric

by Stuart Macdonald

A comprehensive look at the elements of greenways and their benefits to communities.



published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Power Tools

by Jim Schmid

Though the bulk of trail work involves the use of hand tools, there are occasions where power tools are more efficient.


published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Miscellaneous Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Miscellaneous Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Bark Peeling Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Bark Peeling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


Results from the Business Directory


Valerie Naylor, Trails Specialist

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Specializing in assessment, planning, design, and construction of natural and soft surface trail systems.


1150 Seven Springs Rd., Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768
(828) 775-7334 • [email protected]

BAP Equipment Ltd.

Baileyville, Maine

BAP Equipment Ltd is a Supplier of Instruments used in the Forestry, Geology, Safety, Surveying, Engineering and Environmental Industries. BAP Equipment also manufacture a full line of specialty Field Vest and Bags.


68 Park Road, Baileyville, Maine 04694
Toll Free: 1 (800) 561-3600 Canada and USA | International: 1 (506) 450-1309 • [email protected]

Yanmar

Adairsville, Georgia

For over a century, YANMAR has grown to become a major supplier of YANMAR branded industrial and marine diesel engines, diesel generators, micro co-generation and gas heat pump energy system solutions, compact constructi...


101 International Pkwy, Adairsville, Georgia 30103
(770) 877-9894 • [email protected]

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