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published Jun 1, 2003

Safe Management of Power Line Trails

by Gary Holisko

Trails are often built in utility corridors of all kinds, from underground pipelines to electric power lines overhead. Over the years some articles have raised concerns, apparently unfounded, about electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from power lines. But other factors are more important when managing utility line trails.


published Aug 1, 2004

Conflicts On Multiple-Use Trails

by Roger Moore with North Carolina State University

This synthesis is intended to establish a baseline of the current state of knowledge and practice and to serve as a guide for trail managers and researchers.


published Jun 2, 2008

Comparing Relative Impacts of Various Trail User Groups

by Woody Keen with Trail Dynamics LLC

A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.


published Jun 29, 2010

Trail Operation and Maintenance Requirements

The County of Cumberland, NJ studied a series of railroad corridors for possible trail use including maintenance responsibilities. The Feasibility Study was written by Campbell Thomas & Co. of Philadelphia, PA.


published Nov 1, 2005

Maintenance Checklist for Greenways and Urban Trails

by Jed Wagner with Denver Parks and Recreation Department

Denver has 130 miles of paved trails, open 24 hours a day and maintained for year-round use. Snow removal begins at 5 a.m. after winter storms.


published Jun 1, 2014

Trail Conditions Inventory and Assessment in Northwest New Jersey

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

This project identifies trail maintenance needs to be addressed by NY-NJ Trail Conference volunteer trail crews.


posted Mar 3, 2018

Pioneer-Cabin, High Ridge, and Federal Gulch Trails Reconstruction

by USDA Forest Service

Funded by a Recreational Trails Program grant from Idaho's state trails program, this trail rehabilitation project was completed by the Northwest Youth Corp and a volunteer day organized with the Boy Scouts of America.


published Jan 1, 2007

Improving the California Coastal Trail at Lands End

by Kate Bickert with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Community partnerships enabled improvements to the Coastal Trail at Lands End for safe and accessible recreation that also protects native landscape, plants, and wildlife.


posted Mar 1, 2018

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative’s Sustainable Trails Program

by Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

Colorado’s iconic “Fourteeners,” the 54 peaks exceeding 14,000 feet in elevation, draw an estimated 500,000 hiker use days annually from state residents and out-of-state tourists.


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.


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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 Piqua

Piqua, Ohio

Piqua is a city in Miami County, southwest Ohio, 27 miles north of Dayton.


201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356
City Manager: (937) 778-2051

Disciples of Dirt Mountain Bike Club

Eugene, Oregon

The Disciples of Dirt Mountain Bike Club (DOD) boasts members from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond, but we focus our efforts within Oregon’s Southern Willamette Valley, where the club was founded and the majori...


PO Box 50213, Eugene, Oregon 97405
[email protected]

Bay Area Barns and Trails

Mill Valley, California

Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) assists landowners and land managers with preservation and maintenance of publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, and trails throughout Alameda, Contra C...


PO Box 2435, Mill Valley, California 94942
[email protected]

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