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published Jun 30, 2016

Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences Guidebook (Nationwide)

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The definitive guide for the planning, designing, constructing, managing and maintaining Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails


published 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.


published 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.


published 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.


posted Aug 8, 2019

Trail Etiquette When Mud is Present

by Lora Goerlich

Excess rain negatively impacted trail conditions and access to parks across the country. Flooded, muddy, impassable trails lingered for nearly four months, creating an impatient, ridged mindset in our perceived need to get on the trails. MUD… multiple, long stretches of quaggy, slippery mud with or without standing water were present longer than normal. We expect mud in the spring, but not for four months.


published Jan 1, 2001

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).


published May 1, 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.


published Jun 1, 2011

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


published Jul 1, 2005

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.


published Dec 31, 2006

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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Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Olympia, Washington

We provide a wide variety of programs and services to keep people and businesses moving by operating and improving the state transportation systems vital to our taxpayers and communities.


PO Box 47300 | Street Address: 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington 98504-7300
(360) 705-7000 or (360) 705-7438

Active Strategies

Asheville, North Carolina

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

Blue Ridge Services, Inc.

Mariposa, California

At its core, the Blue Ridge Services, Inc. company is about one thing: the practical application of process improvement. Whether its improving a landfill’s airspace consumption, increasing safety at a materials recovery ...


PO Box 2398 | Street Address: 5065 Hwy 140, Suite C, Mariposa, California 95338
(209) 742-2398 • [email protected]

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