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published Dec 8, 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


posted Dec 17, 2019

Equestrian Trail Design and Best Practices

Best practices for trail design planning, construction, and management in undeveloped natural areas and connecting to urban edge settings.


published Dec 11, 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 8, 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 9, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 15, 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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Tierra Right of Way Services

Tucson, Arizona

Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., is a diverse land services firm offering turnkey right of way acquisition and relocation, environmental, cultural resource, and CAD/GIS services to private and public clients throughou...


Primary: 1575 E. River Road, Suite 201, Tucson, Arizona 85718
(800) 887-0847 • [email protected]

Hoosier Hikers Council

Martinsville, Indiana

Since 1995 the Hoosier Hikers Council has been building, repairing, and maintaining hiking and running trails in the state of Indiana. We provide maps and information for hikers, backpackers, and runners to assist in th...


PO Box 1327, Martinsville, Indiana 46151
(855) 812-4453 • [email protected]

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]

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