posted Aug 14, 2018
The one-mile trail provides a chance to enjoy the natural world at Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
posted May 9, 2022
Everything you need to know about trail counters, trail user surveys, and other information to better understand and engage your trail users.*
posted Apr 11, 2022
Everything you need to know about the positive impact of trails on health, environment, economics, and more.
posted Aug 5, 2019
The Primer provides discussion of broad wildlife topics, plus key concepts and rules of thumb to help with trail planning and management.
posted Aug 14, 2018
This designated National Recreation Trail runs 4.18 miles through northern Delaware and includes Recreational Trails Program funding.
posted Jan 18, 2022
Everything you need to know about planning, building, and managing shared-use trails.
posted Nov 9, 2021
Everything you need to know about planning, building, and maintaining accessible trails.
posted Jul 24, 2023
A group of nationwide trail professionals representing federal agencies, trail nonprofits, and the private sector initiated this project to develop a common trail competency framework, focusing on enhancing professionalism as well as a higher level of skill.
posted Feb 14, 2022
Everything you need to know about trail planning and design for long lasting trails.
posted May 2, 2018
Conservation Corps and Transportation: Making the Connection is a funding guide and case study publication sponsored by The Corps Network and the Federal Highway Administration.
posted Jan 19, 2018
The purpose of this handbook is to lay the foundation upon which the North Country NST will achieve a degree of consistency from one segment to another.
posted Nov 4, 2020
Natural resource professionals have some of the most challenging and important jobs of any profession. The resources we have on this Earth sustain everything else and must be managed for multiple uses and multiple interests.
posted Jul 28, 2020
Team (PIT) was chartered to address this recommendation from Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 21st century strategic vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Our charge was to investigate how Refuge System planning will address large-scale conservation challenges such as climate change, while maintaining the integrity of management and conservation delivery within our boundaries.
posted Apr 3, 2018
by Peter Jensen with Peter S. Jensen & Associates
A sustainable trails that complies with the trail accessibility guidelines without changing the setting or outdoor experience.
posted Mar 3, 2020
OHV recreation provides vital funding for all trail types through a fuel tax that funds the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), yet too often there are conflicts between motorized trail users and the broader trail community. American Trails talked to Mathew Giltner of the Silver State Off-Road Alliance in Nevada about the importance of OHV trails, and how we can start bridging communication gaps.
posted Feb 19, 2018
This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.
posted Mar 13, 2018
This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.
posted Aug 21, 2018
This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety.
posted Jul 15, 2022
This article examines the recreation ecology literature most relevant to wilderness and backcountry, with a focus on visitor impacts to vegetation, soil, wildlife, and water resources.
posted Jul 15, 2022
This article reviews the most recent and relevant recreation ecology studies that have been applied in wildland settings to avoid or minimize resource impacts.
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