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posted Feb 5, 2018

Operations, Maintenance, and Stewardship 101

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

It's not as glamorous as building the trail. There is no ribbon cutting for a maintenance program and seldom does upkeep win a national award. Yet, operations, maintenance, and stewardship are essential to the safe use, enjoyment, and long-term success of any trail.


published Aug 1, 1996

Stock-Drawn Equipment for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

Locating replacement parts for the stock-drawn hillside plows of yesteryear.


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.


published Jan 1, 2003

Maintenance Costs for the Schuylkill Trail

The tables show estimates of time needed to maintain the Montgomery County, PA, trail.


published Sep 1, 2014

Ashuwilticook Rail Trail Abutter Survey

This survey will not only aid Trail managers and local officials in managing the existing trail and its users, but aid future planners in locating and designing trails that maximize benefits while reducing impacts.


published Apr 15, 2005

Greenways and Crime on Nearby Properties

This study investigates the question of whether the presence of a greenway increases the risk of crime occurring on the properties adjacent to the greenway.


published Feb 10, 2017

Examining the Impacts of an Urban Greenway on Crime in Chicago

Using multiple analytical approaches, our study showed that creation of Chicago’s 606 was associated with decreases in violent, property, and disorderly crimes between 2011 and 2015


published Jul 20, 2015

E-bikes in the Mainstream

Several themes emerged from this review of the e-bike literature. E-bike use has grown dramatically over the past decade and there is little evidence to suggest this growth will slow in the coming decade.


published Jan 24, 2019

Mountain Biker Attitudes and Perceptions of eMTBs (electric‐mountain bikes)

This study found that were many misconceptions about what constitutes an eMTB. These misconceptions seem to foster fears and concerns about trail conflict, access, and the morality of individuals using eMTBs.


published Jan 1, 1998

Rail-Trails and Safe Communities

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The experience on 372 trails


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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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White Mountain Trail Collective

Ashland, New Hampshire

To preserve the legacy of trail stewardship in the White Mountains Region by supporting and enhancing sustainable care of our trails.


PO Box 26, Ashland, New Hampshire 03217
[email protected]

Pinal County

Florence, Arizona

Pinal County Government protects and enhances its citizens’ quality of life by providing public services in an ethical, efficient, and responsible manner delivered by a motivated, skilled, and courteous workforce.

American Trails Member


31 N. Pinal Street, Florence, Arizona 85132
(520) 509-3555

Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Waterford Twp, Michigan

From camping, golf, nature education, and outdoor adventures to special programs for scouts and individuals with disabilities, the Oakland County Parks are your places to recreate year-round. We can even get you from the...


2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, Michigan 48328
Toll Free: (888) 627-2757 or Main: (248) 858-0906 • [email protected]

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