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published Feb 24, 2011

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.


published May 30, 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, John M. Pflaum, PE with NV5, Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.


published May 30, 2018

Why Do People Leave the Trail?

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

Stay on the Trail!


published Dec 1, 2000

Trails Assessment and Recommendations for Management

An Assessment of Trails, Watercourses, Soils, and Redwood Forest Health in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, California.


published Oct 1, 1997

When Snowmobilers Meet Others on the Trail

Practical problem solving for shared use winter trails.


published Apr 4, 2002

Roadway and Bikeway Maintenance Practices

Specific issues and goals for maintaining bikeways and the roadway edge where the majority of bicycling takes place.


published May 1, 2001

Recreation Code of Ethics urged by Blue Ribbon Coalition

This etiquette guideline for trail users is from a motorized perspective.


published May 30, 2018

Forest Trails in Ohio Recover from Winter Floods

The closing of these trails and subsequent impacts to the local economy was a revelation to many in the community and the Forest Service.


published May 26, 2018

The Equestrian and Other Trail Users: the Issues

by Pam Gluck with American Trails

From Horse Trails Symposium, Clemson University, 1998.


published Aug 8, 2003

Used Steel Well Casings Make Better Culverts

The next time you need some culverts on your trail try used steel casings. You'll like them!


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posted Feb 26, 2020

NRT Ambassador Program

American Trails is seeking motivated volunteer Trail Ambassadors that are willing to visit as many of the National Recreation Trails in their region as possible to gather data and identify issues on these great trails.


posted Feb 24, 2020

Emerging Trail Leaders

The Emerging Trail Leaders Program immerses young leaders in learning best practices and trends in the trails profession to help pave the path to careers in natural resource management.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Threats to Trails


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City of Superior

Superior, Wisconsin

Superior City government exists to provide its citizens with quality services responsive to the needs of the community at an affordable tax level.


1316 N. 14th Street, Superior, Wisconsin 54880
(715) 395-7200

Goodson & Associates, Inc

Lenexa, Kansas

TRAILMASTER ® is the world leader in infrared trail monitoring. We manufacture the ultimate line of infrared trail monitoring equipment. With a reputation for quality, reliability and accuracy, TrailMaster is the choice...


10614 Widmer, Lenexa, Kansas 66215
Toll Free US and Canada: (800) 544- 5415 • [email protected]

TEENS, Inc.

Nederland, Colorado

TEENS, Inc. supports, educates and empowers youth & their families to make healthy choices and thrive.


PO Box 1070 | 151 East Street, Nederland, Colorado 80466
(303) 258-3821 • [email protected]

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