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published Aug 3, 2003

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.


posted Jul 14, 2020

More Than a Pet Peeve - Dogs Off Leash

by Lora Goerlich

Contributing author and equine trail expert Lora Goerlich shares her thoughts on why leash laws need to be taken seriously.


published Mar 4, 2020

A Motorized Advocate Explores the Common Ground Between All Trail Users

OHV recreation provides vital funding for all trail types through a fuel tax that funds the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), yet too often there are conflicts between motorized trail users and the broader trail community. American Trails talked to Mathew Giltner of the Silver State Off-Road Alliance in Nevada about the importance of OHV trails, and how we can start bridging communication gaps.


posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Should golf carts be allowed on paved trails in a small community?

by American Trails Staff

Ultimately, this can be an accessibility issue if you want to deal with that.


published Jun 1, 1998

How Agencies Manage Multi-use Trails

Multi-Use Trail Management Policy: User-Group Conflict and Resource Impact Issues.


published May 1, 2001

Recreation Code of Ethics urged by Blue Ribbon Coalition

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


posted May 30, 2018

"Share the Trail"

by Arizona State Parks and Trails

Understanding Shared-Use Trail Etiquette can make Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trails More Enjoyable for Everyone


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.


posted May 30, 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, John M. Pflaum, PE with WHPacific, Inc., 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 Oct 1, 1997

When Snowmobilers Meet Others on the Trail

Practical problem solving for shared use winter trails.


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Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV)

Markham, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) is a national, non-profit trade association that represents the manufacturers and distributors of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and recreational o...


3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 201, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 4T9
National Toll Free: (877) 470-2288 or Local: (416) 491-4439