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posted Jan 16, 2018

Alaska: Barth Hamberg

Barth Hamberg has served as a Landscape Architect on the Tongass National Forest in the Alaska Region of the National Forest System for his entire career, starting as a volunteer while still a graduate student at Harvard University in 1982.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Alaska: Mike Shields

Mike Shields has designed, built and maintained trails throughout the western U.S. and Alaska since 1960, and managed trail systems from 1970 to 1996.


posted Jan 10, 2018

American Conservation Experience and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

American Conservation Experience (ACE) and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) of the US Forest Service have been partnering on trail projects since 2009.


published Dec 2010

Analysis of Policies Addressing Trail Accessibility Rule on Power-Driven Mobility Devices

by Stuart Macdonald

Issues addressed by local and state governments on the DOJ rule for use of "Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices" on trails, bike paths, greenways, and pedestrian facilities.


posted Dec 25, 2017

Ann Hill, BLM Training Center, Phoenix

Ann is the Recreation Training Coordinator for the Bureau of Land Management.


published Dec 2014

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Foundation Document

by National Park Service

The core components of this foundation document include a brief description of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the nature and purposes of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, significance statements, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes. These components are core because they typically do not change over time. Core components are expected to be used in future planning and management efforts.


posted Jan 26, 2018

Applying Foundations of Mountain Trail Sustainability to a Trail Network - Part 1 of 3

It is the first of a series of three on Sustainable Mountain Trails. Each webinar in this series is independent of each other and can be attended individually. Parts 2 and 3 will teach you to apply these principles to a trail network "One Trail at a Time, One Mile at a Time." The course includes Tools and Techniques, Examples, and Case Studies of mountain trail sustainability.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Applying the Sustainable Trail Design Rules in the Real World

Five rules of sustainable trail design.


published Nov 2013

Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), are issuing a final rule that amends the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines by adding scoping and technical requirements for camping facilities, picnic facilities, viewing areas, trails, and beach access routes constructed or altered by or on behalf of federal agencies. The final rule ensures that these facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Arizona: Dale Shewalter

Shewalter, the first Arizona Trail Steward Coordinator under the sponsorship of the Kaibab National Forest.


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Excel Bridge Manufacturing Co.

San Clemente, California

Excel Bridge is certified bridge construction company by the American Institute for Steel Construction for Major Complex Bridges, Sophisticated Painting and Fracture Critical.


647 Camino De Los Mares, Suite 108, San Clemente, California 92673
(949) 283-9628

Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Minden, Nevada

Beneficial Designs works towards universal access through research, design, and education.


PO Box 69 | 325 P51 Ct, Suite 402, Minden, Nevada 89423
(775) 783-8822 • [email protected]

Flowtrack Mountain Bike Trails, LLC

Marquette, Michigan

Flowtrack Mountain Bike Trails is an innovative trail construction and design firm located in Marquette, MI. Flowtrack continues to bring new skills and building techniques to the trail building industry.


420 Pine Street, Marquette, Michigan 49855
(906) 869-4044 • [email protected]

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