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Sep 18, 2014

Horses and Trails

This webinar is about equestrians and the elements of success in planning, designing, and building trails and related recreational facilities that function successfully for horseback riders and their animals.


published Nov 1998

Horses in Ecological Reserves

by American Trails Staff

The perception of horse impacts in ecological reserves.


published Jan 2018

How Accessible Recreation Facilities Benefit Everyone

by R. Brian Kermeen with USDA Forest Service

Like most areas managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the central Sierra Nevada has steep and mountainous terrain. Most of our facilities evolved over time or were designed 30 years ago with no consideration for the needs of persons with disabilities.


published Oct 1997

How Greenways Work: A Handbook on Ecology

This is a handbook for those private citizens and public officials all over America who are working to create outdoor recreation opportunities and protect wildlife and our environment by establishing corridors of open space called greenways.


Jul 9, 2020

How to Create an Instant Urban Trail

Hear the story of how a trail was created by a small group in a year-and-a-half for $600 and learn the trail components incorporated to make the trail so popular.


posted Feb 19, 2018

How to Use the Forest Service Standard Trail Plans and Specifications

Standard Trail Plans and Specifications.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Implementing Your Trail Vision

This presentation will provide participants with a framework that integrates effective strategies for consensus building, planning, and design.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Improving the Built Environment

This session will focus on the big and innovative thinking necessary to retrofit an urban environment for a multi-use trail system.


published Mar 2016

Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects

by Federal Highway Administration

Installing bicycle facilities during roadway resurfacing projects is an efficient and cost-effective way for communities to create connected networks of bicycle facilities. This workbook provides recommendations for how roadway agencies can integrate bicycle facilities into their resurfacing program. The workbook also provides methods for fitting bicycle facilities onto existing roadways, cost considerations, and case studies.


published Mar 2017

Incorporating Qualitative Data in the Planning Process

by Federal Highway Administration

This report highlights emerging tools, techniques, and resources for gathering qualitative public and stakeholder input to inform the planning process, improve project outcomes, and contribute to streamlining project delivery.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Indy’s New Full Circle Master Plan

The Indy Greenways Full Circle Plan is a bold new vision for trails.


May 15, 2014

Integrating Habitat and Trails

This webinar examines strategies to include wildlife habitat throughout the trail planning process.