Initiated, funded, and mandated by the Iowa General Assembly and Governor Chester J. Culver.
Practical guidelines and templates for planning, site design, signage and construction in the state of Iowa.
Water trails offer an amazing way to experience remote areas of Iowa. Paddling provides both exercise and relaxation. Beyond directly benefiting people, the thoughtful development and management of water trails offers Iowa a chance to protect fragile ecosystems, as well as to gradually restore low-quality stream reaches and watersheds. Use of water trails, in turn, draws public attention to the state’s surface waters and riparian landscapes and can demonstrate the relationship between water quality and land management.
Published June 2010
This updated Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned report documents how the state of the practice, perspectives, and context for rails-with-trails have evolved since 2002 and includes updated effective practices.
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.
Proper management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails is one of the most important tasks for trail managers today.
A recreation ecology literature review