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published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Digging and Tamping Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Digging and Tamping Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Bark Peeling Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Bark Peeling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.



published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Brushing Tools

by Jim Schmid


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Safety Equipment

by Jim Schmid

The following trail work safety tips should be covered with volunteers and crewmembers before the start of any trail work.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Pounding and Hammering Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used pounding and hammering Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Dec 2003

What’s Under Foot? Multi-use Trail Surfacing Options

Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.


published Dec 2003

Public Choices and Property Values: Evidence from Greenways in Indianapolis

What determines the price of real estate? Location. Location. Location.


published Nov 2003

Travel Management Signs for Public Lands in Colorado

Good signs clearly showing which uses are allowed are essential to effective trail management.


published Nov 2003

Caring for Cairns at Acadia National Park

by National Park Service

Cairns need care. For the trail user, the message is clear: "Preserve the mountain landscape. Please do not add to or build cairns or other rock objects. Leave the mountain and the rocks as you find them."