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published Dec 2017

Interpretive Plan for the Huron River National Water Trail

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

The purpose of this plan is to help communities and stakeholders incorporate heritage on the lower reach of the nationally designated Huron River Water Trail (HRWT), from Flat Rock to Lake Erie, which will create a more meaningful trail experience and a greater sense of place.


published Jul 2010

Interpretive Planning Tools for Historic Areas, Historic Trails and Gateways

by National Park Service

This toolkit was designed to assist managers in developing and implementing regional or site-specific interpretive plans. It describes each step in the process from the early planning stages through implementation to evaluation.


published Sep 2019

Interpretive Signs and Displays Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community


Apr 2, 2020

Introduction to Great Trails Workshops: What Makes a Great Trail Great?

This webinar will provide information on what makes a great trail great and will serve as an introduction to NOHVCC's Great Trails Workshops.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Investing in Our Future - Quantifying the Impact of Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed

by Niles Barnes with East Coast Greenway Alliance

This report looks at the impact of the East Coast Greenway within the Delaware River Watershed.


published Sep 2020

Jeffco Trails Plan

The Jeffco Trails Plan explores the path ahead for the future of all trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.


published May 2018

Land Ethics for Equestrian Trail Users

Increasing numbers of equestrians on public lands require more awareness of impacts.


posted Jun 11, 2019

LandLine: A 1,400 Mile Trail and Greenway Plan for Metro Boston

by David Loutzenheiser with Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Learn about how to evaluate an existing trail network to identify projects and opportunities to create a connected trail and greenway network in an urban area. 


published Feb 2019

Landowner Outreach and Trail Planning

by Mendocino Land Trust

The most important part of the planning process is building relationships with the people affected by the proposed trail and its potential users.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Lessons Learned from Creative Problem-Solving

by Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

In this presentation find out what worked and what didn't with San Jose, California's urban trail network.


published Sep 2012

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Foundation Document

by National Park Service

Every unit of the national park system is required to have a formal statement of its core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions—a foundation for planning and management. The development of a foundation document for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is necessary to effectively manage the park over the long term and protect park resources and values that are integral to the purpose and identity of the park unit.


Jan 21, 2021

Making Meaningful Spaces: A Brief Survey of Integrative Active Transportation

Learn about best practices in active transportation placemaking projects and programs.