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published Jan 1993

Beach Access: Assist Devices and Surfaces

A Research Report of the National Center of Accessibility Original Study Conducted at Bradford Woods (1993)


published Dec 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


published Dec 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 Nov 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.


posted Aug 26, 2019

Equestrian Trail Design for Urban Shared Use Trails

In partnership with Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar addresses methods used in constructing equestrian trails for shared use while also including ADA interface in an urban environment.


posted Jul 1, 2019

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics

Four concepts generate all trail aesthetics for better or worse. Learn how to use them to shape any type of trail for the better.


published Jan 2014

Multi-use Trail Surface Study

by Connecticut Equine Advisory Council

The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.


published Mar 2019

FAQ: Tips and Techniques for using Crusher fines surfacing for trails

by American Trails Staff

Finely crushed rock (crusher fines) is a useful alternative to paving trails that accommodates most trail activities.


published Jan 2004

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.


published May 2018

Asphalt mix developed for better durability with snowmobile use

A new asphalt mix was developed and tested to better withstand snowmobile traffic during the winter months, and to provide a more durable surface for summer trail use.


Results from the Business Directory


ParkTread

Healdsburg, California

PARK TREAD® surfacing blends into the environment visually, aesthetically, and structurally, allowing users to experience sensitive ecosystems and watersheds with minimal impact.


PO Box 434, Healdsburg, California 95448
(707) 974-4889 • [email protected]

Yakima Construction, Inc.

Medford, Oregon

Over 41 years experience in all phases of trail construction, consultation, design, and planning. Trail paving, bridges, boardwalks, and campgrounds.


1575 Skyview Dr, Medford, Oregon 97501
(541) 601-2730 • [email protected]

Rubber Trails and Surfaces Canada LTD

Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, Canada

We specialize in products designed for the Sports & Recreation industry and were founded out of the need to help reduce and reuse the massive amount of waste rubber and tires entering the worlds landfills.


815 Hwy 336, Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, Canada B0N 2M0
(902) 568-2469 • [email protected] | [email protected]

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