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published Aug 2018

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.


published Dec 2019

BioSpan Creates Environmental Green Non-Toxic Chemical Products for Paving and More

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

An interview with Dr. Sheldon Chesky, President & CEO of BioSpan


published Dec 2019

Mile Markers and Distance Signs Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Mileage can be marked off on signs, posts, stones, or stencils on the pavement.


published Jul 2014

FAQ: Is There a Universal Difficulty Rating System for OHV Trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.


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 Dec 2019

Trail Construction Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: construction of trails; construction of various trail elements; construction of trailheads and related facilities.


published Dec 2019

Trail Design Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: layout of trails; design for different trail activities; types of trails.


published Dec 2019

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Connecting and Completing the Catamount Trail

The project to complete the Catamount Trail, located in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park, was awarded $145,925.00 in Recreational Trails Funds in the year 2016.


published Nov 2019

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.


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Michael Baker International

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Our projects reflect the innovative solutions we use to solve our clients’ complex infrastructure challenges.


500 Grant Street Suite 5400, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(800) 553-1153

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]

TrailPeople

Benicia, California

As landscape architects and planners we help communities plan and implement non-motorized access everywhere from busy downtown streets to rural routes to wilderness trails. We bring over 25 years of experience on active ...


919 First Street, Suite 1, Benicia, California 94703
(707) 205-1370 • [email protected]

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