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published Aug 1996

A Handbook for Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The purpose of this handbook is to lay the foundation upon which the North Country NST will achieve a degree of consistency from one segment to another.


published Jan 2007

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.


published Jun 2016

Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences Guidebook (Nationwide)

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The definitive guide for the planning, designing, constructing, managing and maintaining Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails


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 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 Mar 2019

North Country Trail Handbook

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.


published Jan 2018

Optimizing Trail Grade: The Key to Creating Sought-After Trails

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Designers and land managers should consider the benefits of lengthening trails to lower the average grade while at the same time including short sections that are much steeper.


published Sep 2019

Packable Rock Bar is a First

by Bill Hasenjaeger with Trail Boss

Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock


published Dec 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 Jun 2020

Skills and Competencies Upon Which to Build the Trails Industry

by American Trails Staff

Categories, lists, and definitions of skills used in trails and greenways work, along with links to classes and resources for training.


Results from the Business Directory


Driftless Trails Contracting LLC

Genoa, Wisconsin

Driftless Trails Contracting specializes in the construction of shared use trail for city park departments, county parks, non profit organizations, state agencies and private clients.


W1385 Ramrod Coulee Ln, Genoa, Wisconsin 54632
(608) 386-2036 • [email protected]

Lund Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Farley, Iowa

​Lund Manufacturing Co. Inc. is a custom aluminum and zinc die cast manufacturer.


PO Box 97 | 1000 9th Ave NW, Farley, Iowa 52046
(563) 744-3668 • [email protected]

Cart-Away Concrete Systems, Inc.

McMinnville, Oregon

We work with all types of businesses, contractors, governments, and end-users, to ensure that your project has the right portable concrete mixing equipment needed to complete the project.


PO Box 726 | 405 NE Alpha Drive, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
(888) 649-5464 • [email protected]

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