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published Sep 2010

Q&A on Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices Ruling

by Stuart Macdonald

Questions and Answers to help trail managers respond to recent Department of Justice rule on Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (updated February 19, 2011)


published Jul 2014

FAQ: Is There a Universal Difficulty Rating System for OHV Trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.


published Oct 2020

Solutions to Homelessness on Trails

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

In August of 2020 American Trails held a webinar called "Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy." This webinar discussed how the city of Modesto, California dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails. These are some key takeaways from the webinar.


Oct 1, 2020

Managing High-Use Trails

Learn how trail steward and trailbuilding programs have worked to make the public better informed, more responsible trails users while protecting the resource.


published Sep 2000

Trail Effects on Neighborhoods: Home Value, Safety, Quality of Life

​Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?


Oct 22, 2020

Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data

Learn from industry experts, advocates, and practitioners about how to collect and apply trail count data, and how to leverage that data in order to achieve meaningful, tangible changes in your community.


published Jul 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.


Oct 15, 2020

Using Volunteers to Maintain Trails in Parks

Learn the ins and out of developing a program by establishing trust and delegating to a volunteer leader so an employee can manage the project.


Aug 27, 2020

Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy

This webinar will share how the City of Modesto, CA, dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails.


published Aug 2019

6 Solutions for Managing Multi-Use Trails and Conflict

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?


published Oct 2003

Natural Resource Impacts of Mountain Biking

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


published Feb 2011

FAQ: Trash on trails

by American Trails Staff

Solutions to trash on trails