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posted Jan 16, 2018

Montana: Gary Vodehnal

Gary serves as the Trails Program Coordinator for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) in Bozeman, Montana.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Montana: Jocelyn Dodge

Jocelyn serves as a Recreation Forester on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Montana: John McBride

The late John McBride of Missoula, Montana was Director of the National Smokejumper Association’s Trails Program.


published Apr 1998

Mountain Bike Accessories for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.


published Jan 2014

Multi-use Trail Surface Study

by Connecticut Equine Advisory Council

The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.


published Dec 2019

National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs are Making a Splash

Over the last few months we have distributed hundreds of NRT signs to trails all over America.


published Dec 2019

National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management

Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails


published Feb 2014

National Trail Surfaces Study

by U.S. Access Board, National Center on Accessibility

In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.


published Jan 2011

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Nebraska: Lynn Lightner

Lightner is a retired construction engineer and re-designed plans for 12 bridges on the Homestead Recreational Trail.


Results from the Business Directory


Barry Smith Trails

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Barry Smith Trails specializes in the design, layout, and construction of quality hiking, biking/multi-use trails.


3310 Center St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419
(423) 400-4109 • [email protected]

Diamond Pier Foundation System

Gig Harbor, Washington

Diamond Pier goes beyond the standard by providing innovative, low-impact foundation solutions that benefit the builder, the homeowner, and the community.


4810 Pt Fosdick Dr NW PMB 60, Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
Toll Free: (866) 255-9478 | Main: (708) 406-5005 • [email protected]

Southern Asphalt Company, Inc.

Conway, South Carolina

In business since 1970, serving the Northern Virginia area. Trail paving, fairweather stream crossings, and pedestrian bridges.


3370 Mt. Pisgah Cemetery Road, Conway, South Carolina 29526
(843) 369-7283 • [email protected]

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