Speeding Up the Process
Standard Trail Plans and Specifications.
Presenter: James “Scott” Groenier, Project Leader – National Technology and Development Program, USDA Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service, in cooperation with FHWA Recreational Trails Program, has updated and expanded their Standard Trail Plans and Specifications to assist with the design and assembly of trail construction plan packages. They include standard plans for trails and trail bridges, standard specifications for construction of trails and trail bridges on Forest Service projects, and standard pay items.
Strategies for captivating your trail audience.
Non-traditional hybrid contracting concepts bring equipment and volunteers together.
Trails promote natural resource management strategies that ensure environmental preservation, quality of life, and economic development.
Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.
The Sustainable Trail Guidelines were developed with two primary objectives: to evaluate and prioritize strategies that will improve the existing trail system, and to introduce new trails that can be managed with minimal resources.
Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.