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posted Jan 16, 2018

Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Sustainable Trails

by Trails for All Ontarians Collaborative

The Ontario Trails Strategy describes our vision for trails in Ontario and recognizes the many benefits of trails for health and prosperity and highlights the importance of environmental protection.

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posted May 15, 2020

Hawaiian Island Trail Bridge Re-Opens Trail to Remote Community

by Brandon Weyant

The 3-mile long Kalaupapa Trail is the only access point in and out of the remote community of Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. When a land-slide took out an old aluminum bridge, cutting off this access point, park officials looked to an FRP bridge for its light weight, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility.

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posted Mar 18, 2020

What Coronavirus Means for Outdoor Recreation

The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in widespread social distancing measures across the United States, but what does that mean for outdoor recreation? We are bringing you the latest news, updates, and announcements on cancellations, closures, alternative recreation experiences, and more.

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posted Feb 19, 2020

Maintenance Management Systems for Trails

by Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service

Trails work on federal lands is planned through a maintenance management system.

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posted Jan 10, 2019

Horse Keeping

by Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts

This guide provides practical management information to San Francisco Bay Area horse owners on what they can do to help protect the environment. Whether a horse owner has one animal or operates a boarding facility, all equestrians play an important role in assuring that our watersheds are healthy and our creeks clean. Because of increasing pressures from human activity, all potential sources of environmental pollution are under critical scrutiny. Pollution can come from either point sources (e.g., a specific manufacturing plant) or nonpoint sources (e.g., livestock throughout a ranch).

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posted Nov 5, 2018

Best Practices for Trail Management

by Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Maricopa County (AZ) has put together a comprehensive guide to best practices in trail planning, construction, and maintenance. The 99-page guide includes Planning Objectives for a variety of trail types, motorized as well as nonmotorized. Barrier-free trails are also discussed, along with vegetation management, signs and wayfinding, and many more details of trail development and sustainable maintenance.

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posted May 30, 2018

Sustainable Trails: More Than Maintenance

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

So what makes a trail wholly sustainable? According to Tom Crimmins there are four keys aspects: Resource Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Experience Sustainability, and Political Sustainability

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posted Feb 6, 2018

Rail-Trail Maintenance & Operation

by Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Northeast Regional Office)

In about two decades, rail-trails have risen from obscurity to become highly valued amenities for many American communities. Rail-trails preserve natural and cultural resources and provide both residents and tourists with attractive places to recreate and safe routes to their destinations.

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posted Jan 14, 2020

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.

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posted Dec 30, 2019

Visitor and Trail Management Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.

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Trailkeepers of Oregon

Portland, Oregon

In 2007, a group of concerned hikers founded Trailkeepers of Oregon. Our work takes the form of trail maintenance projects and advocacy work to restore proper funding to a resource so beneficial and beloved by Oregonians...


PO Box 14814, Portland, Oregon 97293
(971) 206-4351

Active Strategies

Asheville, North Carolina

With more than 25 years experience in building active lifestyle cultures and organizations, Active Strategies can help make active lifestyle development a catalyst for growth and quality of life improvements in your comm...


Asheville, North Carolina
(317) 313-0214 • [email protected]

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) has been dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing the Lake Simcoe watershed since 1951.


120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 3W3
Toll Free: (800) 465-0437 or Main: (905) 895-1281

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