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published Sep 1993

Recreational Mountain Biking: A Management Perspective

This study offers direction for future studies on mountain bike riding, including: characteristics of mountain bike riders and their use patterns, identification of resource degradation problems, identification and resolution of conflict issues, wilderness trespass issues, partnership issues, communication issues, and testing of management strategies related to mountain bike use.


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 May 1987

Evaluation of the Burke-Gilman Trail's Effect on Property Values and Crime

This study looks at property values and crime rates adjacent to the rail-trail.


published Jan 1986

Anatomy of Backcountry Management Costs

by USDA Forest Service

A 1986 study from the USFS on backcountry management costs.


published Jul 1977

El Camino Real National Scenic Trail Study

by U.S. Department of the Interior

This study has been prepared and trail recommendations made to meet the requirements of Public Law 90-543. The 1969 El Camino Real Feasibility Study concluded that sufficient documentation of historic, scenic, natural, and cultural significance did exist to warrant further study. This study will present recommendations based on an evaluation of the field study findings.


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