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published Jun 1, 2000

Missouri Equestrian Survey: Understanding Horse Riders' Trail Use

Survey of trail riders


published Sep 20, 2006

Canalway Trail User Count and Methodology

The Trail User Count Survey was conducted to provide information on the number and types of trail users at several different locations along the Canalway Trail within Oneida, Herkimer, and Montgomery counties.


published Jul 1, 2006

Six Myths of Community Trails: The Case of Bonneville Shoreline Trail

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The goal of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is to link communities along the ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline terrace of Utah's Wasatch Front.


published Jul 1, 2005

Trails and Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management

by Alta Planning + Design

Golf courses, with their large expanses of undeveloped land, can appear to be a tempting place to locate a trail or bikeway in a community seeking to overcome gaps in their trail system.


published Jan 1, 2000

Study of Two Successful Canadian Rural Trails

A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).


published Sep 1, 2000

A Primer on Trail-Related Liability Issues & Risk Management Techniques

This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.


published Apr 1, 2006

Crime, Property Values, Trail Opposition & Liability Issues

Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.


published Oct 29, 2005

Trail Maintenance 101

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

An overview trail maintenance used by the New York/NewJersey Trail Conference.


published Nov 1, 2003

Caring for Cairns at Acadia National Park

by National Park Service

Cairns need care. For the trail user, the message is clear: "Preserve the mountain landscape. Please do not add to or build cairns or other rock objects. Leave the mountain and the rocks as you find them."


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.


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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 Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville is a city in northwest Arkansas. Near the University of Arkansas campus, the Clinton House Museum was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Vintage and modern airplanes are on display in a hangar at th...

American Trails Member


113 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Woodpecker Microsystems

Houston, Texas

​Woodpecker Microsystems is a ​wireless IoT system integrator providing end-to-end solutions that automate data collection and analysis for Agricultural, Environmental, Government, and Industrial clients.


1300 Bay Area Blvd B275-3, Houston, Texas 77058
832-234-8558 • [email protected]

Troy Snowmobile Club, Inc.

Troy, Montana

The Troy Snowmobile Club Inc.(TSC) is a Montana non-profit, volunteer and membership organization committed to the advancement of recreational snowmobiling activities. Including trail grooming, preservation of forest acc...


PO Box 1002, Troy, Montana 59935

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