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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.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Nevada: Janet Carson

Janet Carson, Project Manager for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, is a gal who makes things happen.


Results from the Business Directory


Quality Asphalt Services

Springville, Utah

We are a small company that specializes in narrow trail systems. In the last 13 years we have completed multiple projects throughout the US.


1451 S 1700 W #1, Springville, Utah 84663
(801) 420-4718 • [email protected]

Hancock Resources LLC

Phoenix, Arizona

Hancock Resources LLC is an equestrian design consulting company providing master planning, design, and facilities layout services.


805 North 4th Avenue, Suite 703, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1306
(877) 727-7117 • [email protected]

To Design LLC

New Britain, Connecticut

Landscape Architects creating meaningful outdoor spaces to live, work, learn and play.


114 W Main St #202, New Britain, Connecticut 06051
(860) 612-1700

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