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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."


Dec 5, 2019

The Future of Transportation and Recreation Trail Projects

Corps are embedded in their communities and serve as cost-effective, common-sense partners that show up ready to work, manage their own crews, and help increase your staff capacity. Learn how you can engage the next generation of diverse trail, transportation, and recreation professionals!


published Jun 2020

NWTS Best Management Practices

Best Management Practice Goal: The water trail actively engages local communities and trail users, who provide support and advocacy for the maintenance and stewardship of the water trail.


published May 2018

Best Practices for Trail Management

by Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Maricopa County (AZ) has put together a comprehensive guide to best practices in trail planning, construction, and maintenance. The 99-page guide includes Planning Objectives for a variety of trail types, motorized as well as nonmotorized. Barrier-free trails are also discussed, along with vegetation management, signs and wayfinding, and many more details of trail development and sustainable maintenance.


published Jan 2019

Mountain Biker Attitudes and Perceptions of eMTBs (electric‐mountain bikes)

This study found that were many misconceptions about what constitutes an eMTB. These misconceptions seem to foster fears and concerns about trail conflict, access, and the morality of individuals using eMTBs.


Dec 6, 2018

Building Strong Volunteer Partner Organizations: A Success Story

With increased use of our public trails and limitations on agency resources, how can volunteer organizations be more responsive and effective partners? Join us to learn about a successful statewide effort in Colorado—the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) -- that is laying the groundwork for advancing the state’s stewardship movement by building a stronger and more effective infrastructure of volunteer programs across the state.


published Nov 2005

Maintenance Checklist for Greenways and Urban Trails

by Jed Wagner with Denver Parks and Recreation Department

Denver has 130 miles of paved trails, open 24 hours a day and maintained for year-round use. Snow removal begins at 5 a.m. after winter storms.


Feb 25, 2016

Building Capacity with Volunteers

This webinar will benefit both those who already have an existing volunteer program or are looking to get one started.


Aug 31, 2017

Reducing Crime One Trail at a Time

This webinar explored methods for enhancing trail security and safety perceptions through environmental design. This webinar was a concurrent session at the 2017 International Trails Symposium.


Feb 20, 2014

Managing Trail User Conflict

This webinar introduce a variety of innovative approaches to resolving trail user conflicts and to review some of these management techniques. We will also look at the obligations land managers and trail users have to help resolve trail conflicts.


published Jul 2019

DCR Trails Guidelines and Best Practices Manual

by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

The DCR’s Trails Program seeks to provide a safe, quality recreation experience for a diverse range of trail users while practicing sound stewardship of the Commonwealth’s natural and cultural resources. This “Trails Guidelines and Best Practices Manual” meets this responsibility by providing a consistent set of trail management policies, guidelines, procedures, and best practices in sustainable trail development.


published Apr 2002

Roadway and Bikeway Maintenance Practices

Specific issues and goals for maintaining bikeways and the roadway edge where the majority of bicycling takes place.