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posted Feb 19, 2018

Enhancing Trail Accessibility, Connectivity, and Outdoor Developed Areas with Modern Technologies

by Peter Axelson with Beneficial Designs, Inc., Brandon Ross with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, Nathan Tolbert with Beneficial Designs, Inc.

This program will provide an overview of the needs and processes surrounding assessments of trails and outdoor constructed features.


posted May 16, 2018

Environmental Aspects of Horses on Trails

by American Trails Staff

Does equestrian use have an impact on stream and lake water quality?


posted Aug 7, 2020

Environmental Impacts from Mtn Bicycles, Electric Mtn Bicycles, & Motorcycles

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

In the fall of 2015, under contract with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), with counsel from a field of recreation management experts, and through a review of existing studies of erosional impacts from trail users, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) conducted a scientifically controlled field study.


posted Nov 25, 2023

Environmental Impacts of Winter Recreation

by Winter Wildlands Alliance

Regardless of our intentions, many species perceive humans as a threat and respond accordingly. In general, animals respond to threats by first increasing vigilance (time spent looking around versus foraging), and running away if the threat is perceived to be imminent.


posted Jul 15, 2022

Environmentally Sustainable Trail Management

This guide considers the environmental impacts of particular activities, viz., hiking and camping, off road vehicles and recreational boats, as well as impacts specific to certain ecosystems.


posted Jun 14, 2023

Envisioning a Statewide Connection Mass Central Rail Trail Benefits Study

Study shows completion of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail System would bring significant health and economic benefits to the commonwealth.


posted May 30, 2018

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.


posted Jan 24, 2018

Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds

by Jan Hancock with Hancock Resources LLC, Federal Highway Administration, USDA Forest Service

This guidebook provides practical guidelines for developing recreation environments that are sensitive to the needs of riders and their stock.


posted Sep 13, 2020

Equestrian Etiquette - Protecting Trees and Park Structures

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Equestrian Trails

by Jan Hancock with Hancock Resources LLC, Michele (Kebea) Adams, Clay Nelson with Sustainable Stables

Sustainable, environmentally sensitive equestrian trailhead and trail design.


posted Apr 6, 2023

Equitable Access to Trails Discussed at 2023 International Trails Summit

by American Trails Staff

If you will be joining us at the ITS in Reno NV April 17-20, 2023, don't miss these speakers and their sessions featuring topics related to equitable trails access.


posted Jul 29, 2020

Establishment Proposal, Environmental Assessment, Conceptual Management Plan, & Land Protection Plan

by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

This plan establishes the purpose and need for action to develop the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge opened on April 13, 2019.