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published Dec 31, 2015

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.


published Feb 21, 2012

FAQ: Constructing a 10' bike trail without having to relocate power poles

by American Trails Staff

What can you do when a proposed bike trail encounters obstacles such as power poles.


published May 13, 2011

FAQ: Constructing an air station inflator on bike trails

by American Trails Staff

Bicycle repair stations can now be purchased from several vendors.


posted Jul 1, 2018

Educating trail users: advice for planning interpretive trail signs and exhibits

by California State Parks, Statewide Trails Section

It’s up to you as a park steward to instill a sense of appreciation for the story that needs to be told – interpretive theme and messages of the trail must be well planned.





published Aug 2, 2009

Florida National Forests Sign Plan for Motorized Trails

This plan is intended to be used as a guide in designing and purchasing signs and materials for trails on the National Forests in Florida. It is intended to allow flexibility and variability depending on specific site conditions.


published Apr 2, 2012

Michigan Motorized Trail Signing Handbook

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for assuring the motorized trail system is appropriately signed. This handbook is intended to assist trail sponsors, DNR, United States Department of Agriculture, and Forest Service employees with trail signing responsibilities in developing trail facilities.


published Nov 1, 2003

Travel Management Signs for Public Lands in Colorado

Good signs clearly showing which uses are allowed are essential to effective trail management.


Results from the Business Directory


Recon Trail Design LLC

Parsonsfield, Maine

Where Recreation & Conservation Meet. Recreational trail design, construction, project management and training services. We practice a conservation-based approach to trail-building and design to reduce user-impacts and ...


PO Box 22, Parsonsfield, Maine 04047
(603) 733-6771 • [email protected]

MSA Professional Services

Baraboo, Wisconsin

As a full-service consulting firm, MSA Professional Services (MSA) is all about creating communities that work. They partner with their clients to help solve today’s complex and multi-faceted infrastructure challenges an...


Baraboo Office: 1230 South Blvd, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
Toll Free: (800) 362-4505 or Main: (608) 356-2771

Trails Unlimited LLC

We have over 45 years experience in trail planning, design, layout, and construction of non-motorized and motorized trail management.


California
(626) 800-9345 • [email protected]

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