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published Jan 2018

Sustainable Trails: Doing it Right the First Time

by John Favro with TrailsGuy, LLC Trails Consulting

When you construct or reroute a trail, you are putting a structure on the landscape that will be there, in good or bad condition, for 100 years or more in most places. So why not do it right?


posted Dec 29, 2017

Swords Park Trail (Phase 2) - Montana

The environment has been refurbished and the land has been re-contoured, as it had previously been misused.


posted Jan 10, 2018

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization with a mission to create a hike/bike trail along the entire 116-mile length of the Truckee River.


posted Dec 26, 2017

Talisi Riverwalk Trail Extension - Alabama

This project involved expansion of the Talisi Riverwalk in the city of Tallassee for safe walking and biking and greater accessibility.


published Sep 2001

Technical Aspects of Asphalt Trail Design

A Guideline for the Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements for Colorado Trails and Path


posted Jul 25, 2020

Technology in Trail Building and Planning: Drones and LiDAR

The use of emerging and evolving technologies such as drones, photogrammetry, RTK GPS, 3D modeling, and LiDAR technology to inventory and analyze existing trail conditions.


posted Feb 17, 2018

Telling a Better Story

This American Trails’ webinar, “Telling a Better Story,” focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Telling a Better Story

by Jennifer Rigby with The Acorn Group, Inc., Kristin Lundstrom with City of Boise Parks and Recreation, Erica Fielder with Erica Fielder Studio

Focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Telling the Tale of Our Ohio Trails

The nation’s longest paved trail network is a 340-mile accomplishment and a point of pride in Ohio.


published Dec 1999

Tennessee Greenways and Trails Program Accessibility Guidelines

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation guidelines on accessible trails


Results from the Business Directory


Classic Recreation Systems, Inc.

Dewey, Arizona

Providing shade structure, shelter, kiosk, bus stop, pavilion and gazebo metal buildings built from steel.


11875 E. Berry Drive, Dewey, Arizona 86327
(800) 697-2195 • [email protected]

PBS Engineering and Environmental

Vancouver, Washington

We’re forward-thinkers who aim to innovate, create, and develop sustainable solutions for the Northwest’s engineering and environmental challenges.


415 W 6th Street, Suite 601, Vancouver, Washington 98660
(360) 695-3488

Wood Product Signs

Parlin, Colorado

We collaborate with Rocky Mountain Aluminum to be your “One Stop Sign Shop”. We have been providing the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service with signs for over 29 years!


4890 County Road 76, Parlin, Colorado 81239
(970) 641-1675 • [email protected]

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