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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.


published Jun 2003

Safe Management of Power Line Trails

by Gary Holisko

Trails are often built in utility corridors of all kinds, from underground pipelines to electric power lines overhead. Over the years some articles have raised concerns, apparently unfounded, about electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from power lines. But other factors are more important when managing utility line trails.


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.


Sep 24, 2020

Trail Marking Standards Across Varying Landscapes

Join trail designers and builders who work in vastly different landscapes as they discuss the unique marking challenges that their landscapes present.


published Nov 2019

Trails Crossing on Active Railroad Lines

by Stuart Macdonald

One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.


published Jun 2014

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS from webinar on Mountain Trail Sustainability

by Hugh Duffy with National Park Service

Webinar Follow up Questions & Answers, by Hugh Duffy, National Park Service


Jul 21, 2020

Advancing Trails Through Maps, Apps, and Analysis Tools

This webinar will introduce participants to new tools and technologies being used to advance trail projects around the country.


published Jun 2008

Greenway Planning, Criteria, and Strategies for Implementation

Greenways provide numerous and diverse benefits to local municipalities and their residents. This plan focuses on the economic, ecological, recreational, social, and transportation benefits of greenways.


Feb 21, 2018

Trail Construction Cost Realities

This webinar will deliver a simple, cost estimating tool and provide a list of the key factors associated with trail construction costs. The methodology presented in the webinar applies to ALL trail construction projects, though the examples shown are all non-paved trails.


published Sep 2001

Wetland Trail Design and Construction

by Federal Highway Administration

This manual describes the common techniques for building a wetland trail.


published Sep 2013

Access Board issues ABA Final Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, including accessible trails, on federal lands

by American Trails Staff

On September 26, 2013 the U.S. Access Board issued new accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas on federal lands. The guidelines provide detailed specifications for accessible trails, picnic, and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and other components of outdoor developed areas when newly built or altered.


published Aug 2018

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.