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published Nov 2019

Trails Crossing on Active Railroad Lines

by Stuart Macdonald

One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.


published Nov 2019

Safe Encounters with Horses on Shared-Use Trails

by Dianne Martin

American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.


published Nov 2019

Ramps for Accessible Trails and Shared-Use Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

Ramps, typically used for building access, are often provided on trails.


published Oct 2019

Steel Trail Bridges on Shared-use Urban Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

A variety of steel-frame commercial bridges along typical multiple-use trails.


posted Oct 14, 2019

2020 Alabama Recreational Trails Conference

A fun and informative event with mobile workshops and speakers from across Alabama and the United States!


published Jan 2004

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work

by Jim Schmid

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.


published Aug 2018

Trails With Two Adjacent Treads

by Stuart Macdonald

Separate trails in the same corridor provide for different activities.


published Sep 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.


published Sep 2019

Interpretive Signs and Displays Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community


published Aug 2018

Art Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

A photo gallery of murals, sculptures, decorative paving, and memorials.


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Todd W. Bressi

Narberth, Pennsylvania

Our public art planning, curating and project management combines urban vision, artistic integrity and technical soundness. Our projects have provided clients with innovative strategies for public art related to urban sp...


PO Box 32, Narberth, Pennsylvania 19072
610-667-0495 • [email protected]

Blackstone Contractors, LLC

Loretto, Minnesota

Blackstone Contractors is a Woman Owned, diversified specialty contracting company, that is certified DBE with MNUCP, S/WBE with CERT, and TG with the Dept. of Admin. We are ready to deliver. We have assembled a team o...


9520 County Road 19, Loretto, Minnesota 55357
(763) 291-7728 • [email protected]

Interpretive Insights

Houston, Texas

Our creative team of writers, graphic designers and artists share a passion for interpretation, and we have a wealth of experience developing all kinds of interpretive projects for a wide range of clients including non-p...


PO Box 541694, Houston, Texas 77254-1694
(281) 773-2075 • [email protected]

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