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published Jun 2017

Economic Impact and Importance of Snowmobiling in Idaho

by Department of Economics, Boise State University

Snowmobiling provides a major recreational opportunity in Idaho given the State’s climatic conditions and mountainous terrain. In addition to the enjoyment provided by snowmobiling, it generates significant impacts in terms of employment and economic activity in many counties and for the State as a whole. In order to estimate the economic importance of snowmobiling in Idaho, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) contracted with the Department of Economics at Boise State University (BSU) to perform this study of snowmobiling on a county by- county basis and statewide.


published Sep 2015

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Interpretive Plan

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) Interpretive Plan guides the development and implementation of information, orientation and interpretation for the CDNST. Specifically, this plan includes interpretive goals, objectives, themes, exhibit recommendations, and design guidelines for interpretive efforts associated with the trail.


published Mar 2016

2016 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.


published Jan 2018

MO-MOTO OHV Incorporated – OHV Tourism Economic Impact Overview

OHV recreation is a proven financial stimulus to the tourism market with the average rider spending a minimum of $100 on a single day trip. We should encourage struggling areas to embrace OHV tourism as we have the opportunity to directly impact and benefit financial success of local businesses. We can connect rural Missouri to OHV trails, which would provide new employment and income while bringing new money to these distressed regions. OHV tourism can diversify the economy of South East Missouri and create a culture of entrepreneurship based around trail oriented business (outfitters, rentals, guides, cabins, hotels, restaurants, etc) the same way the state park industry has to several Missouri communities.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Connecting Communities: Transportation and Recreation Networks

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration

This presentation will provide a broad overview of Federal Highway Administration goals, programs, resources, and funding.


published Jun 2001

Pennsylvania Greenways - An Action Plan for Creating Connections

This plan is designed to provide a coordinated and strategic approach to creating connections through the establishment of greenways.


published Apr 2003

How Cities Use Parks for Community Revitalization

Parks serve many different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. Parks define the shape and feel of a city and its neighborhoods.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Destination Trails

This session will explore the multitude of ways to connect people to trails and places with bikeways.


posted Jul 6, 2022

An Empire State of Trails: Creating New Trails and Connecting Existing Networks

by Karl Beard with National Park Service, Andy Beers with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Beth Campochiaro with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Mona Caron with Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Robin Dropkin with Parks and Trails New York, Sasha Eisenstein with New York State Canal Corporation, Scott Keller with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Tom Sexton with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The session describes New York’s emergence as a trail state, highlights advocacy and planning that paved the way, and offers takeaways for trail systems elsewhere.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Roads to Trails

Learn the step-by-step process for a full mechanical road-to-trail conversion from planning and outreach to design, construction, and working with volunteers.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Dogs Gone Wild

Dogs, trails & open space are the topic of discussion.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Planning and Designing Cross Country Skiing and Winter Trails in an Era of Climate Change

This presentation will review fundamental trail design considerations for skiing and winter trails.