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posted May 21, 2022

Blue Trails

This presentation will teach water trail developers how to improve recreation and increase access by integrating conservation and restoration goals into their water trails plans.


published Nov 1997

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail & It's Impact on Adjoining Residential Properties

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 Aug 2012

A Snapshot of the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation spending in Western states equaled $255.6 billion – nearly 40% of the national total. This includes purchases of outdoor gear and vehicles as well as travel expenditures when enjoying the great Western outdoors.


posted May 21, 2022

Can I Sell You a Trail?

by Gregory Kern with Michael Baker International

Develop tools and techniques for truly hearing and properly responding to opposition when developing a trail.


published Dec 2003

Public Choices and Property Values: Evidence from Greenways in Indianapolis

What determines the price of real estate? Location. Location. Location.


published Oct 2004

Economic Value of Walkability

This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).


posted May 21, 2022

A Tale of Two Cities: The System of Trails in Fayetteville and North Little Rock, Arkansas

This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.


published Apr 2014

Use and Nonuse of a Rail Trail Conversion for Physical Activity: Implications for Promoting Trail Use

The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.


published Jan 2000

Study of Two Successful Canadian Rural Trails

A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).


posted May 21, 2022

Managing High-Use Trails: Why Trail Stewards are a Necessity in Creating Safe, Sustainable Trails

by Hank Osborn with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Learn how trail steward and trail-building programs have worked to make the public better informed and more responsible trail users while protecting the resource.


published Sep 2017

Recreation Ecology Literature Review

by Metro Regional Government

Recreation ecology is the scientific study of environmental impacts resulting from recreational activity in protected natural areas. The nature of a literature review is to summarize what has been studied, what has been learned, and what the experts have concluded.


published Jan 2009

Economic Impacts and Motivations of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreationists

This Florida case study surveys the economic impacts, motivations, and travel and equipment expenditures of OHV recreationists.