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published Dec 1, 2006

Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course

by USDA Forest Service

The Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course is a 16- to 32-hour course for basic to intermediate chain saw and crosscut saw users. The course is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills that employees or volunteers will need to use these tools safely.


published Jan 1, 2016

Trail Use and Management of Electric Mountain Bikes: Land Manager Survey Results

by IMBA Trail Solutions

In order to better guide research into the range of potential social and environmental impacts and benefits related to the use of eMTBs on natural surface trails, IMBA and the BPSA are interested in what questions land managers have regarding this new use. The survey explicitly targeted land managers’ experiences and concerns regarding eMTB use on natural surface and/or singletrack trails – not paths or bikeways – although some land managers are responsible for both types of trail infrastructure.


published Jun 30, 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


posted Jul 25, 2020

Trail Development: Considerations for Adaptive Mountain Biking

Learn how different communities have developed and maintained inclusive trails that can be used by mountain bikers of all abilities.


posted May 29, 2020

Trail Analytics and Data Storytelling

This webinar will share a spectrum of data analysis and scenario planning tools that can be used to help plan and design new or existing trails.


published Nov 25, 2013

Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), are issuing a final rule that amends the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines by adding scoping and technical requirements for camping facilities, picnic facilities, viewing areas, trails, and beach access routes constructed or altered by or on behalf of federal agencies. The final rule ensures that these facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.


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 Jan 1, 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 Feb 1, 2014

National Trail Surfaces Study

by U.S. Access Board, National Center on Accessibility

In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.


published Aug 1, 2012

USFS Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails

by USDA Forest Service

This guidebook was written to help designers and managers apply FSORAG and FSTAG to their work and to pro- vide guidance for integrating accessibility into outdoor recreation site and trail projects.


Results from the Business Directory


Singltrek, s.r.o.

Nisou Czech Republic, International

Singltrek, s.r.o specializes in designing close-to-nature recreational countour trails.


Msenska 3981/50 466 04 Jablonec nad, Nisou Czech Republic, International
00420 604 276 019 • [email protected] [email protected]

Casa di Terra Trail Building

Grass Valley, California

Casa di Terra (CDT) specializes in building feature natural surface flow trails, custom rockwork, stone arch bridges and other one of a kind features. We love to dig in the dirt and create beautiful avenues to facilitat...


19511 Wyler Lane, Grass Valley, California 95945
(530) 274-2388 • [email protected]

Rochester Accessible Adventures

Rochester, New York

Rochester Accessible Adventures transforms recreation businesses to ensure individuals with disabilities are able to access inclusive active recreation and sports opportunities.


2165 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd, Rochester, New York 14623
(585) 491-6011 • [email protected]

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