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published May 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 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 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 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 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 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.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Digging and Tamping Tools

by Tools for Trails

Tools for Trails provides this list of the most commonly used digging and tamping tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.



published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Sawing and Chopping Tools

by Tools for Trails

These are the most commonly used sawing and chopping tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


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Mount Vernon Parks Foundation

Mount Vernon, Washington

Mount Vernon Parks Foundation (MVPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to improving the Mount Vernon’s parks and recreational facilities and to expanding recreational opportunities in and around the city of...


1207 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1572, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

International Road Dynamics, Inc.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) is a multi-disciplinary Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) company with the expertise to develop integrated technical solutions to solve unique and challenging transportation ...


702-43rd Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7K 3T9
(306) 653-6600 | Traffic Products: (877) 444-4473

Alpine Trails LLC

Bremerton, Washington

Alpine Trails is a fee-based land access program operated on privately owned forest land. A unique characteristic of this working forest is the ever-growing population of the subdivisions that surround it. This fact crea...


7124 State Hwy 3 S.W., Bremerton, Washington 98312
(360) 674-2303 • [email protected]

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