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published Jan 1999

Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space

This casebook presents data and examples that can help leaders and concerned citizens make the economic case for parks and open space conservation.


published Jan 1999

Shared-Use Path Design

A shared-use path serves as part of a transportation circulation system and supports multiple recreation opportunities, such as walking, bicycling, and inline skating. A shared-use path typically has a surface that is asphalt, concrete, or firmly packed crushed aggregate.


published Nov 1998

Horses in Ecological Reserves

by American Trails Staff

The perception of horse impacts in ecological reserves.


published Nov 1998

Mohawk-Hudson Trail Analysis of Use, Regional Benefits, and Economic Impact

The primary purpose of this report is to heighten awareness of the regional, recreational, and economic asset and to bolster current efforts to extend and improve the facility.


published Oct 1998

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail and Road Grading Equipment

by USDA Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.


published Sep 1998

Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind - Terminology

by American Trails Staff

A list of key words, concepts, and terms used in the study of wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation.


published Jul 1998

Cattle Guards for Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

by USDA Forest Service

One of the greatest sources of contention between recreationists and livestock permittees as trail use increases is gates.


published Jun 1998

How Agencies Manage Multi-use Trails

Multi-Use Trail Management Policy: User-Group Conflict and Resource Impact Issues.


published Apr 1998

Mountain Bike Accessories for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.


published Jan 1998

Rail-Trails and Safe Communities

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The experience on 372 trails


published Nov 1997

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail & It's Impact on Adjoining Residential Properties

A survey of residents acknowledged that there are disadvantages expressed by some adjacent homeowners, but most reported being satisfied with the trail as a neighbor and experiencing relatively low rates of trail-related problems.


published Oct 1997

When Snowmobilers Meet Others on the Trail

Practical problem solving for shared use winter trails.