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posted Jan 10, 2018

Ohio: Ralph Protano

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


posted Jan 10, 2018

Louisiana: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has been a recreational trails advocate and builder for over a decade.


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.


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?


published Mar 2007

Basic Elements of Trail Design and Trail Layout

by American Trails Staff

The goal of trail building is to create a long-term relationship between humans and nature.


published Jan 2018

Brothers of the Brush Hook, an Interview with Charlie Dundas

by Mike Passo with American Trails

The thing that excites me is when I go out and I see people using our trails and I see families on the trails, you know? It pleases me and excites me that I’m beginning to, once again, see moms and dads and kids on trails, not just the mountain bikers.


posted Dec 29, 2017

Sustainable Trails for All

This webinar will provide an overview of pedestrian sustainable trails for all for federal, state, and local agency and organization trail managers, planners and designers who are responsible for policy, budget, and trail construction oversight.


posted Dec 29, 2017

Accessibility: Outdoor Developed Areas Final Rule

This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements for outdoor developed areas on federal lands and highlight the best practices for facilities covered by the ADA.


posted Dec 29, 2017

Kanab Creek OHV Bridge - Utah

Replacement of an often-flooded stream crossing with a new bridge built from a recycled 60-foot overhead crane beam to access many miles of trails for off-highway vehicle recreationists as well as nonmotorized trail users.


posted Dec 29, 2017

Graber Pond Accessible Trail - Wisconsin

Accessible trail in the city of Middleton along a pond and wetlands includes boardwalks, a fishing pier, and an accessible launch facility for kayaks and canoes.


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Alta Planning + Design

Portland, Oregon

Alta is more than a planning and design firm – our 200 expert planners, engineers, designers and encouragement specialists are on hand for each and every aspect of the work needed to help you create your active community...


Primary: 711 SE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
(844) 417-8400

Sentiers Boréals, Inc.

Granby, Quebec, Canada

Sentiers Boréals specialize in mountain-bike trails & bike park design and construction, mostly in eastern-Canada


5, rue des Chênes, Granby, Quebec, Canada J2J 2L8
(450) 525-4987 • [email protected]

Salsco, Inc.

Cheshire, Connecticut

SALSCO, Inc. takes pride in producing equipment that allows our customers to meet their goals more efficiently and with less down time.


Headquarters: 105 School House Road, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
Toll Free: (800) 872-5726 | Main: (203) 271-1682

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