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published Sep 1, 2007

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.


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.


published Aug 1, 2008

The Art of Building Crushed Stone Trails

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft

Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes.


published Jun 1, 2006

Park and Trail Accessibility Design Guidelines

by MIG, Inc.

An important goal of this plan is to provide integrated recreational experiences for all visitors—with and without disabilities—employing the principles of universal design that are incorporated into these accessibility design guidelines.


posted Feb 17, 2018

Water Trail Accessibility

This course is designed to help water trail managers and outfitters improve opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy water trails.


posted Feb 16, 2018

Creating Accessible Trails with Universally Designed Interpretation

This webinar will provide an overview of Mass Audubon’s All Persons Hiking Trails.


posted Feb 12, 2018

Trails and the New Federal Accessibility Guidelines

This 90-minute webinar covered the trails portion of the final "Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas." These new accessibility guidelines for federal lands cover new or altered trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and related recreation facilities.


posted Jan 26, 2018

Plan, Design, Fund, Get Right of Way, and Build a Greenway in 1,500 Days

This webinar tells the story of how the Razorback Greenway was conceived, designed, funded, and implemented— a case study with multiple innovative and enabling solutions.


published Jul 1, 2007

Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook

by USDA Forest Service

An updated edition of the industry standard, "Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook," first released in 1996.


published Aug 3, 2003

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.


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Coverworx Recreational Architecture

Warren, Michigan

As a division of Ross & Barr, Inc., Coverworx Recreational Architecture provides quality prefabricated structures to customers across the country.


11800 E 9 Mile Rd., Warren, Michigan 48089
Toll Free: (800) 657-6118 or Main: (586) 486-1088 • [email protected]

Wheeler Lumber, LLC

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Wheeler is committed to performance, producing solutions for your needs in prefabricated bridges for vehicles and pedestrians.


9531 W 78th St #100, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
(800) 328-3986

Cross Alert Systems, Inc.

Warwick, Rhode Island

Cross Alert Systems manufactures and sells solar powered, motion activated, radio-controlled enhanced warning signals for recreational trail/public road intersections.


20 Altieri Way Unit 3, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
(866) 276-7725 • [email protected]

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