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published Sep 2005

Home Sales Near Two Massachusetts Rail Trails

by Craig Della Penna

The results show that houses near the trail sell for a higher proportion of the asking price and in about half the time that it took for houses in the general inventory.


published Dec 2004

Sample agreement among land manager, landowner, and trail organization

A typical agreement addressing all issues and responsibilities of the parties to allow for trail use, in this case on the City of Austin's Water Quality Protection Lands (December 2004).


published May 2004

Environmental Aspects of Horses on Trails

by American Trails Staff

Does equestrian use have an impact on stream and lake water quality?


published Jan 2004

11 Key Trail Tools for Grubbing and Raking

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Power Tools

by Jim Schmid

Though the bulk of trail work involves the use of hand tools, there are occasions where power tools are more efficient.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Miscellaneous Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Miscellaneous Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.




published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Digging and Tamping Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Digging and Tamping Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Bark Peeling Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Bark Peeling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.