filed under: master plans
This master plan is a result of the entirety of IMBA TS site visits, with greater importance placed on those 2018 and 2019 planning and design site visits. The master plan represents industry best practices, professional expertise and experience, modern trail theory, and insights gained from numerous conversations with GA DNR, CVA-SORBA, and many others.
Through collaborative planning and design with Chattahoochee Valley Area chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicyclists Association and Georgia Department of Natural Resources this master plan was crafted to provide high quality trail experiences to wide variety of visitors. IMBA Trail Solutions visited the site multiple times over various years and seasons to assess, plan, and design the trails within this plan. This master plan defines the opportunities and constraints in developing trails at the GA DNR Standing Boy WMA. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the area and the potential of the trail system, Trail Solutions assesses terrain, slopes, existing infrastructure, and ecology. Every detail is examined, from soil types, which can affect trail tread compaction and erosion potential, to anticipated user numbers and trailhead needs.
Familiar with trail systems within the region and throughout the world, trail specialists gage which established practices they will use and which of the latest innovations they can employ. Trail specialists ride similar trails in the region and understand the area’s outdoor culture. Lastly, interviews with local stakeholders help to IMBA TS learn from their expertise, balancing the interests of community members and land managers in designing the system.
Published June 01, 2019
IMBA Trail Solutions visited the Moose River Plains Wild Forest for one week in October of 2013 to conduct field research, meet with stakeholders, and to begin the process of developing a conceptual design for mountain bike use in the area. All of the designs presented in this report are conceptual in nature and have not been completely field verified. Additional work will need to be done in the field to finalize the designs of reroutes and proposed trails described in this report.
Gwinnett County is currently the second most populous county in Georgia with more than 936,000 residents and also has a minority-majority population. By 2050, estimates project Gwinnett could grow to as many as 1.5 million residents, making it the most populated county in the state.
This Statewide Trails Strategic Plan and the State Trails Program aim to ensure that program direction and efforts are consistent with other cooperators, funders, stakeholders, and ultimately service the expectations and needs of Colorado’s residents and visitors.