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published Nov 1998

Horses in Ecological Reserves

by American Trails Staff

The perception of horse impacts in ecological reserves.


published Sep 1998

Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind - Terminology

by American Trails Staff

A list of key words, concepts, and terms used in the study of wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation.


published Jul 1998

Cattle Guards for Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

by USDA Forest Service

One of the greatest sources of contention between recreationists and livestock permittees as trail use increases is gates.


published Oct 1997

How Greenways Work: A Handbook on Ecology

This is a handbook for those private citizens and public officials all over America who are working to create outdoor recreation opportunities and protect wildlife and our environment by establishing corridors of open space called greenways.


published May 1995

Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas: 2008 Edition

Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.


published Jan 1993

Beach Access: Assist Devices and Surfaces

A Research Report of the National Center of Accessibility Original Study Conducted at Bradford Woods (1993)


published Sep 1966

Trails for America

by National Park Service

A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System


Jul 29, 2021

Trail Design Details: The Wins and Losses

This presentation will share both the wins and losses from one planner with extensive experience in trail planning and design, including background on the creative process, testing, problem solving, and evidence of success and sometimes failure.


Jun 3, 2021

Using Interactive Maps to Engage Trail Users

Sponsored by Elebase. Learn how digital interactive mapping can help improve engagement with trail users and stakeholders.


May 20, 2021

Using Signage to Turn Your Trail into a Destination

Learn how to leverage a new or existing trail(s) to increase its exposure and increase visitation.


May 27, 2021

Creating a SMART Sustainable Safety Sign Initiative Program

This webinar will discuss a strategic partnership that delivers a full solution of design, operations, installation, technology, and sponsorship sales that generate significant revenue for municipalities while enhancing their trail systems.


Jan 28, 2021

Brownfields to Trails: Steps to Success

This presentation will discuss the major steps and considerations for planners and designers when designing in brownfields.