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posted Jul 22, 2020

Planning and Zoning Guide for Horse Friendly Communities

Since land is saved locally, it is vital that horsemen understand the basics of planning and zoning and how this impacts horse keeping, breeding, competing and recreating, as well as equine related businesses in their communities, in order to retain access to horses and enjoy their benefits.


posted Jul 22, 2020

USFS Standard Trail Plans and Specifications

by USDA Forest Service

The Standard Trail Plans and Specifications reflect current Forest Service trail management efforts and the agency’s Trails Data Dictionary for constructed features and tasks.


posted Jul 22, 2020

Evaluation of Safety, Design, and Operation of Shared-Use Paths (Final Report)

by Federal Highway Administration

Shared paths are paved, off-road facilities designed for travel by a variety of nonmotorized users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, skaters, joggers, and others. Shared-path planners and designers face a serious challenge in determining how wide paths should be and whether the various modes of travel should be separated from each other.


posted Jul 22, 2020

2009 Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land

by American Horse Council

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


posted Jul 22, 2020

Conservation Corps Project Analysis, Fall 2012

by National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) Park Facility Maintenance Division (PFMD) conducted a project analysis to determine how the costs of engaging a conservation corps to accomplish cyclic maintenance activities at national parks compared with the costs of using contractor or NPS crews.


posted Jul 22, 2020

National Evaluation of Youth Corps: Findings at Follow-up

by Abt Associates, Inc.

This study of youth corps used an experimental design in order to compare the experiences of youth corps members with those of similar individuals who applied to the program over the same time period (June 2006 through July 2007) but who were randomly assigned to a control group. The study team used a two stage process to create a sample for the study.


posted Jul 21, 2020

Public Lands Service Corps (PLSC) Evaluation – 2013

The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the impact of the Corps experience on participants in terms of targeted outcomes (e.g., civic engagement, leadership, etc.), their intentions to pursue additional education, and their confidence to obtain employment. Statistically significant increases were observed across all outcome measures in contrast to the general population comparison group.


posted Jul 21, 2020

Corps to Careers: How Service and Conservation Corps Help Build Tomorrow’s Workforce

by The Corps Network

When young people enroll in a Corps, they usually become a member of a crew. Each crew, consisting of about eight to twelve Corpsmembers, is led by a trained Crew Leader who acts as a mentor and teacher. At many Corps, enrollees are also paired with a counselor who helps them plan personal, career and academic goals.


posted Jul 21, 2020

Service & Conservation Corps Green Infrastructure Background

by The Corps Network

Corps have long been engaged in conservation and ecosystem management and restoration projects in urban communities and on public lands.


posted Jul 21, 2020

Veterans Service & Conservation Corps

by The Corps Network

AmeriCorps investments in Veterans Corps, and veterans national service opportunities generate positive returns for our communities, our veterans, and our nation as a whole. By supporting in-demand skills development and the completion of priority projects, AmeriCorps is critical to Veterans Corps.


posted Jul 21, 2020

Building the Future

by The Corps Network

The purpose of this guide is to acquaint state administrators and transportation agencies with the benefits of employing Corpsmembers on transportation projects, and to encourage the use of Service and Conservation Corps in state-funded trail programs.


posted Jul 21, 2020

Conservation Corps & The Great Outdoors: Enhancing America’s Recreation Experience

by The Corps Network

The Corps Network advances programs that transform young people’s lives and communities through career development, conservation, and civic engagement.