published Jun 1999
This fact sheet provides researched facts about trail development in Canada including trail use, the money spent by trail users, statistics on job creation related to trail development, adjacent land values and the economic impact of new money to a community when trails are developed.
published Jan 1999
This casebook presents data and examples that can help leaders and concerned citizens make the economic case for parks and open space conservation.
published Nov 1998
The primary purpose of this report is to heighten awareness of the regional, recreational, and economic asset and to bolster current efforts to extend and improve the facility.
published Nov 1997
A survey of residents acknowledged that there are disadvantages expressed by some adjacent homeowners, but most reported being satisfied with the trail as a neighbor and experiencing relatively low rates of trail-related problems.
published Jun 1997
This 1997 paper estimates the value of a relatively new form of recreation: mountain biking. Its popularity has resulted in many documented conflicts, and its value must be estimated so an informed decision regarding trail allocation can be made. A travel cost model (TCM) is used to estimate the economic benefits, measured by consumer surplus, to the users of mountain bike trails near Moab, Utah.
published May 1987
This study looks at property values and crime rates adjacent to the rail-trail.
May 25, 2023
This webinar will explain the important role that a pack goat can play in your next trail adventure, including how to train and properly saddle and load a goat.
Jan 26, 2023
Learn how to best leverage your limited time to focus on promotional tactics that help you reach your goals.
Dec 15, 2022
At nearly 19,000 miles and growing, learn about what the USBRS is and how you can be part of its growth.
Jul 21, 2022
Learn how trails benefit local communities and how you can make the case for yours.
Jan 19, 2023
This webinar will discuss successful tactics and strategies to engage lawmakers in securing public funding and innovative policy initiatives that support the development of trail networks in leading communities.
Apr 14, 2022
This webinar will discuss the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program. You'll also hear from one of ten community partners who received RERC assistance in its pilot round in 2021.