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published Oct 1998

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail and Road Grading Equipment

by USDA Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.


posted Jan 10, 2018

Ohio: Ralph Protano

In 2012, Ralph was hired by Ohio’s Cleveland Metroparks to start up a new Trails Division.


published Nov 2011

Okanogan Trail Construction Tackles Difficult Ajax Section of Arizona Trail

Completing the Arizona Trail required careful planning and technical construction of the Ajax Section through a rocky canyon.


posted Dec 25, 2017

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri & Illinois

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, part of the historic Route 66 Scenic Byway System, was restored in 1999 by Trailnet and the City of Madison, Illinois, as a bicycle/pedestrian bridge.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Old Trails, New Systems: Re-Imagining Existing Trail Networks

by Peter Dolan with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Joshua Osowski with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Are you ready to view old trail networks with fresh eyes?


published Jan 2018

Optimizing Trail Grade: The Key to Creating Sought-After Trails

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Designers and land managers should consider the benefits of lengthening trails to lower the average grade while at the same time including short sections that are much steeper.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Oregon: Jim Talburt

In 1998, soon after retiring from the Forest Service, Jim Talburt founded The Motley Crew, a hard-working volunteer trail maintenance crew who average about 1,800 hours each year. All members are over the age of 61.


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.


posted Jun 6, 2018

Ouachita National Recreation Trail Shelters - Arkansas and Oklahoma

The Friends of the Ouachita Trail, using primarily volunteer labor, completed 12 shelters along the western end of the trail, which spans the two states. Users include hikers, backpackers, hunters, and mountain bikers.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Over Under through Infrastructure Obstacles

Learn how a New York study of road and trail intersections generated policy and design recommendations and a public education campaign for trail users and motorists.


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Jackson, Wyoming

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Logan Simpson

Tempe, Arizona

Logan Simpson is a landscape architecture and planning firm that provides environmental and cultural resource services. We’ve planned, designed, interpreted, and provided environmental clearances for thousands of miles o...


51 West Third Street, Suite 450, Tempe, Arizona 85281
(480) 967-1343

Forrest Tool Co., Inc.

Durango, Colorado

For 26 years, Forrest Tool Company has been manufacturing the rugged, professional grade MAX ™ Multipurpose Tool.


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(970) 375-0003 • [email protected]

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