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posted Dec 22, 2020

Planning and Managing Environmentally Friendly Mountain Bike Trails

This guidebook can be used to assist in successfully planning, designing, and constructing mountain bike trail systems, while keeping in mind that user issues must be addressed at every stage of development.


posted Jul 22, 2020

Planning and Zoning Guide for Horse Friendly Communities

Since land is saved locally, it is vital that horsemen understand the basics of planning and zoning and how this impacts horse keeping, breeding, competing and recreating, as well as equine related businesses in their communities, in order to retain access to horses and enjoy their benefits.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Planning Healthier Suburbs, Where Cars Sit Idle and People Get Moving

The goal is to engineer more physical activity into American life to reduce both spreading obesity and the chronic, often lethal health problems linked to sedentary living.


posted Jul 20, 2018

Planning trails for Hidden Valley Park Natural Area

by Jimmi Lossing with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

A planning team comprised of the project partners and local residents was formed to address an unplanned system of trails and off-road vehicle routes in the Kansas City open space park.


posted Sep 8, 2018

Planning Trails With Wildlife In Mind - CASE STUDIES and PROJECTS

by American Trails Staff

See examples of trail design in habitat areas, techniques for managing visitors, trail system planning, habitat restoration, trails as part of habitat conservation, and education on the value of wildlife and habitat.


posted Aug 31, 2018

Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind - Introduction

by American Trails Staff

This handbook will help trail planners and builders balance the benefits of creating trails and being stewards of nature, especially wildlife.


posted Jul 23, 2018

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.


posted Feb 28, 2020

Policy Positions and Guidance

Bringing together the collective force of American Trails members, partners, and allies


posted May 3, 2018

Porous asphalt shows advantages for trail surfacing

by Stuart Macdonald

A Wisconsin community sees benefits in a different mix of asphalt.


posted Jun 7, 2018

Posters promote OHV safety education in Minnesota schools

by David Halsey with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council created an innovative safety education program to post key messages on walls and lockers in K-12 schools.


posted Oct 16, 2018

Power lines along trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Examples of electric transmission lines in shared utility corridors with trails, railtrails, and greenways.


posted Mar 26, 2018

Prairie Creek Greenway, Platte City, Missouri

Prairie Creek Greenway, a 3.8 mile, 10' wide asphalt trail for pedestrians and bicyclists, meanders through Platte County’s 120-acre greenway south of Platte City.