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published Jan 2009

21 Partnership Success Factors for Parks and Trails

by Brian O'Neill with National Park Service

As the Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks, Brian O’Neill and his staff earned a reputation as a model partnership park where partnerships are a way of thinking about how best to accomplish the park's mission and build a community of stewardship.


published Jan 2009

Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land

A study by the American Horse Council (2009) to gather information about trail closures or attempted trail closures on federal public lands.


published Jan 2009

Sand Creek Greenway: Trail User Survey Report

A survey on the urban trail through Denver, Commerce City, and Aurora, Colorado, indicated a lot of satisfaction among greenway users as well as suggestions for improvement.


published Jan 2009

California State Parks Accessibility Guidelines

by California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division

The guidelines are, in essence, a summary of the Federal and State accessibility regulations set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Title 24 building codes.


published Dec 2008

The Business of Trails: A Compilation of Economic Benefits

by Terry Eastin

An analysis of studies and research on the economic benefits of trails: tourism, events, healthcare savings, and community development.


published Oct 2008

Impact of the Little Miami Scenic Trail on Single Family Residential Property Values

The study found that the Little Miami Scenic Trail positively impacts single-family residential property values, with sale prices increasing by $7.05 for every foot closer a property is located to the trail.


published Aug 2008

Economic Benefits of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

An interview with Bill Reed, Marketing Specialist for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.


published Aug 2008

Rio Grande Trail Corridor Study: Trail Surfacing Report

This report sorts through the various choices for the most "economical and sustainable" types of trail surfacing options along the proposed Rio Grande Trail corridor from Belen to Sunland Park, New Mexico.


published Jul 2008

The Forest Service and Horses: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

by American Trails Staff

A historical presentation by the USFS at the Southeast Equestrian Trail Conference in 2008.


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.


published Jun 2008

Are horses responsible for introducing non-native plants along forest trails in the eastern United States?

Horses have been suggested to be an important source for the introduction of non-native plant species along trails, but the conclusions were based on anecdotal evidence.


published Jun 2008

Comparing Relative Impacts of Various Trail User Groups

by Woody Keen with Trail Wisdom LLC

A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.