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posted Aug 12, 2019

Launching Florida’s Trail Town Program

by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

A Trail Town is a vibrant destination where people come together.


posted Feb 19, 2018

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 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.


published Jun 2014

Economics of Idaho Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

Off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation in Idaho is big business. Idaho OHV enthusiasts took close to 1 million recreation trips in Idaho during 2012 and spent about $434 million – $186 million on OHV recreation trips and $248 million on OHV capital expenditures such as the vehicles themselves.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Re-Connecting Communities Through Trails

The Story of “The Pearl” of Puerto Rico


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Business of Trails (Canada)

This session will provide case studies of five Canadian trails from across the country.


published Dec 2003

Public Choices and Property Values: Evidence from Greenways in Indianapolis

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


published Nov 1998

Mohawk-Hudson Trail Analysis of Use, Regional Benefits, and Economic Impact

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.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Meeting at the Refuge

Refuges close to highly-populated areas provide the greatest opportunity to engage new and diverse audiences.


published Feb 2019

Iowa Off-Highway Vehicle Operations, Operators, Expenditures And Economic Impacts

Iowa off-highway vehicle owners spent approximately $72.4 million in 2018 on in-state operating expenses and related personal expenses. Total Iowa asset purchase and operating/personal expenditures generated approximately 1,018 jobs in the Iowa economy paying an average of $42,850 annually. Off-highway vehicle owners spent about $28.9 million outside the state of Iowa in 2018. If that had been spent in-state, it would have generated $34.9 million in Iowa industrial output and 374 jobs paying annual incomes of $31,180 per job.


published Jun 2022

Assessing the Condition and Sustainability of the Trail System at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

by U.S. Geological Survey

This research assessed the condition and sustainability of the trail system at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, a National Park Service unit that partners with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the management of this unit.


published Sep 2015

Bicyclists Bring Business Workshop Report

by Parks and Trails New York

A summary of the study from a 2015 workshop.