filed under: wildlife and environment
By Steve Monlux, USFS R1 Engineering
Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.
Geosynthetics are synthetic materials (usually made from synthetic polymers) used with soil or rock in many types of construction. Their use has grown significantly in road construction for the past 40 years, and in trail construction for the past 15 years.
Published May 1995
Proper management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails is one of the most important tasks for trail managers today.
A recreation ecology literature review
A Synthesis of Research Findings, Management Practices, and Research Needs
Horses have been suggested to be an important source for the introduction of non-native plant species along trails, but the conclusions were based on anecdotal evidence.