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posted Nov 15, 2019

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control
tags: natural surface, design

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.

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control
tags: mud and erosion, trail etiquette

posted Apr 11, 2019

North Country Trail Handbook

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control

posted Jan 10, 2019

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).

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control

posted May 30, 2018

Studies Weigh Mountain-Biking, Hiking Impacts

New research suggests that mountain suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. How bikers ride and where hikers step may make more of a difference.

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control
tags: sustainable trails, counting trail users, trail overcrowding and impact, leave no trace

posted May 30, 2018

Natural Resource Impacts of Mountain Biking

A summary of scientific studies that compare mountain biking to other forms of trail travel.

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control
tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, desert trails

posted May 30, 2018

Trails Assessment and Recommendations for Management

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

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control
tags: maintenance

posted May 23, 2018

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control
tags: maintenance

posted May 16, 2018

Horses in Ecological Reserves

by American Trails Staff

The perception of horse impacts in ecological reserves.

categories: Tread Surface Erosion Control
tags: horses and equestrian trails, preservation, surfaces

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