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posted May 16, 2018

Land Ethics for Equestrian Trail Users

Increasing numbers of equestrians on public lands require more awareness of impacts.


posted Oct 25, 2021

Economic Impact of Parks

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

An Examination of the Economic Impacts of Operations and Capital Spending by Local Park and Recreation Agencies on the U.S. Economy


posted Oct 26, 2023

Bridging the Urban-Rural Economic Divide

It’s time for the narrative to shift from urban vs. rural to a shared economic future. Bridging the economic divide between urban and rural areas will require states, regions and localities to understand and bolster the relationship between urban and rural areas in economically meaningful and strategic ways.


posted Apr 2, 2018

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

by Jim Schmid

In this conversational and personal account, journalist Florence Williams travels widely to track down our deep connection to the natural landscape.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Businesses Along the Longleaf Trace

Visitors and supporters often ask how the Longleaf Trace has affected the economies of the towns along the Trace.


posted Mar 5, 2018

Trails Add Value to New Homes

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

In total, 6.1 million American livelihoods directly depend on outdoor recreation, making it a critical economic sector in the United States.


posted Jul 28, 2020

Urban Nature for Human Health and Well-Being

by USDA Forest Service

This report summarizes some of the most prominent research related to nature and public health to help urban natural resource professionals, urban planners, architects, educators, health professionals, and community groups effectively communicate the health benefits of urban nature to their constituents.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails Lead to a "Fit" Community

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

With the emphasis on health and fitness in today's society, trails are becoming just as important as streets and sidewalks in our communities.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails are Helping Build Healthier Communities

San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.


posted Mar 6, 2019

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 Aug 23, 2021

Hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use in natural areas

by Oregon Metro Regional Government

A recreation ecology literature review


posted Jul 30, 2020

Prescribe-a-Trail Handbook

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

All over America, hospitals and regional healthcare systems are beginning to tap into the enormous potential of trails to address local health problems. Trails are now recognized as being vital pieces of public health infrastructure.