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published Sep 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - B. Avoiding large natural areas

by American Trails Staff

Protecting large, undisturbed areas of wildlife habitat should be a priority. Deciding whether or not to build a trail that may contribute to fragmentation is a tradeoff that the local community or land manager will have to make.


published Nov 2001

Indiana Trails Study: A Study of Trails in Six Indiana Cities

The six study trail sites were selected to reflect differing community populations, geographic locations, trail development-funding methods, trail types and community types. The common parameter for trail selection was that the trail had to be operating for longer than two years.


published Jul 2014

Montana Recreational Snowmobiles

by Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research’s most recent surveys suggest that about 8 percent of the state's households include snowmobile recreationists. Nearly always, the whole family participates. With an average household size of about 2.5, perhaps as many as 100,000 Montanans participate in the sport each winter.


posted Jul 6, 2022

The Business of Trails (Australia)

The Western Australian Munda Biddi Trail


posted Jul 6, 2022

Stewarding and Training Volunteer Stewardship Groups

Learn to successfully develop a stewardship group.


published Dec 2017

Interpretive Plan for the Huron River National Water Trail

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

The purpose of this plan is to help communities and stakeholders incorporate heritage on the lower reach of the nationally designated Huron River Water Trail (HRWT), from Flat Rock to Lake Erie, which will create a more meaningful trail experience and a greater sense of place.


published Aug 1996

Stock-Drawn Equipment for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

Locating replacement parts for the stock-drawn hillside plows of yesteryear.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Getting State Legislators Excited About Trails: Caucuses and "Active" Advocacy

by Andrew Dupuy with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Brian K. Housh with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Several states, including Ohio, Michigan, and Massachusetts have established legislative trails caucuses in the past year, facilitating active engagement among state legislators and trail constituents.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

The history of the Columbia River Highway is a tale of visionaries, civic leaders, skilled engineers, and talented artisans.


published May 1995

Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas: 2008 Edition

Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Data Leads to Everyone

This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications.


published Jun 2002

Benefits of Greenways: A Pennsylvania Study

The Benefits of Pennsylvania Greenways Report will be used as a foundation for future communication and outreach efforts focusing on educating the general public regarding the benefits that are, and will continue to be provided by Pennsylvania greenways.