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published Jan 2010

Data Survey and Sampling Procedures to Quantify Recreation Use of National Forests in Alaska

by USDA Forest Service

Estimating visitor numbers and collecting information on visitor attitudes in Alaska national forests is especially challenging because of the dispersed access to the forests by a relatively small number of visitors.


published May 2007

Capital Crescent Trail-Georgetown Branch Trail Survey Report

This survey was conducted to obtain information on the amount and type of use of this popular trail.


published Sep 2006

Canalway Trail User Count and Methodology

The Trail User Count Survey was conducted to provide information on the number and types of trail users at several different locations along the Canalway Trail within Oneida, Herkimer, and Montgomery counties.


Mar 24, 2022

Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) Mobile Application

The Colorado Mountain Club’s Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile app will allow trail users, volunteers, and staff to gather data on trails, signage, camping, visitor use, and more.


Oct 1, 2020

Managing High-Use Trails

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


Oct 22, 2020

Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data

Learn from industry experts, advocates, and practitioners about how to collect and apply trail count data, and how to leverage that data in order to achieve meaningful, tangible changes in your community.


posted Sep 27, 2022

System Wide Trail Assessment: A Spatial Data Driven Approach

by Michael Meister

In this Trail Talk new methods of mobile electronic data collection help streamline assessments for Tennessee State Parks.


posted Sep 27, 2022

Making it Count: Analyzing Trail Use Data in New York and Connecticut

by Laura Brown with University of Connecticut, Dylan Carey with Parks and Trails New York, Jennifer Ceponis with Capital District Transportation Committee, Emily Dozier with Dutchess County Transportation Council, Kristina Kelly with Connecticut Trail Census, James Stevens with ConsultEcon, Inc.

Presenters outline the techniques used and lessons learned from trail counts in New York and Connecticut.


posted Sep 27, 2022

Old Trails, New Systems: Re-Imagining Existing Trail Networks

by Peter Dolan with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Joshua Osowski with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Are you ready to view old trail networks with fresh eyes?


posted Sep 27, 2022

If You Don't Count...

This session will present a number of different approaches to collecting data to develop estimates of the number of individuals using a trail system and the economic impact


posted Sep 27, 2022

Telling the Tale of Our Ohio Trails

The nation’s longest paved trail network is a 340-mile accomplishment and a point of pride in Ohio.


posted Sep 27, 2022

Metrics, Data, and Counting, Oh My!

Tools for helping to identify opportunity, map a course of action, and quantify the benefits of walking, biking and trail development.