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posted Apr 21, 2018

21 Partnership Success Factors for Parks and Trails

by Brian O'Neill with National Park Service

As the Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks, Brian O’Neill and his staff earned a reputation as a model partnership park where partnerships are a way of thinking about how best to accomplish the park's mission and build a community of stewardship.


posted Apr 20, 2018

Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land

A study by the American Horse Council (2009) to gather information about trail closures or attempted trail closures on federal public lands.


posted Apr 3, 2018

Six Myths of Community Trails: The Case of Bonneville Shoreline Trail

by Carl Knoch with Rails to Trails Conservancy

The goal of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is to link communities along the ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline terrace of Utah's Wasatch Front.


posted Apr 3, 2018

Views on Nordic Ski Trail Easements and Property Values

The Crested Butte Nordic Council is developing a system of skiing trails in cooperation with private landowners that will connect towns and developments throughout the upper valley.


posted Apr 3, 2018

Perceptions of How the Presence of Greenway Trails Affects the Value of Proximate Properties

This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.


posted Apr 3, 2018

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

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


posted Apr 2, 2018

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

by Jim Schmid

In this conversational and personal account, journalist Florence Williams travels widely to track down our deep connection to the natural landscape.


posted Mar 16, 2018

Trail Towns: Creating Memorable Destinations for Trail Users

Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.


posted Mar 16, 2018

Trail Towns on Great Allegheny Passage Benefit from Visitor Spending

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward, Marlee Gallagher with The Trail Town Program

Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.


posted Mar 14, 2018

Tourism Benefits Encourage Closing Trail Links in Florida

by Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance

East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.


posted Mar 14, 2018

The Business of Trails: A Compilation of Economic Benefits

by Terry Eastin

An analysis of studies and research on the economic benefits of trails: tourism, events, healthcare savings, and community development.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Bicyclists Bring Business

by Parks and Trails New York

A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities