Equipment and technology transfers that help get work done on the ground.
by J. Scott Groenier, PE, Project Leader, Structures, USDA Forest Service, Robert Wetherell, Recreation Program Leader, USDA Forest Service, Janet Zeller, National Accessibility Program Manager, USDA Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program has supported the Forest Service Trails Program for many years with equipment and technology transfer that help get work done on the ground. In partnership with FHWA, our results are available to everyone. We have several newly-completed and on-going projects to tell you about, including the new Accessibility Guide For Outdoor Recreation and Trails (AGORT), New U.S. Forest Service Standard Trail Drawings and Specifications, Hands-On Log Cabin Restoration Guide, Single Track Trail Groomer, Stopping Sight Distance For OHV’s And Snowmobiles, Effects Of All-Terrain Vehicles On Forested Lands And Grasslands, and much more. This session will introduce you to these products, and tell you how to obtain the reports and DVDs at no cost.
Today’s techno-savvy trail users expect to be able to plan and preview their trail experience with accurate GPS and GIS data viewed in programs like Google Earth.