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 2019
posted Aug 16, 2023
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.
posted Apr 2, 2023
Tony Boone and Jon Altschuld are both Board Members of the Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA), and both will be presenting at the 2023 American Trails/PTBA International Trails Summit. Their companies, Tony Boone Trails, and Chinook Landscape Architecture are Sierra-level sponsors for the conference.
posted Sep 29, 2021
The SCTA Action Plan serves as a checklist of guiding tasks for the new organization as it continues to move the Sun Corridor Trail forward.
posted Jul 26, 2021
While the Trail Program has identified and documented 133 miles of potential trails, the Strategic Plan is focused on delivery of the immediate 100-mile goal in the most cost effective and efficient manner.