The Long Trails Project

This Long Trails Project has been conceived in partnership with the Oregon Parks Department to provide both a context and a definition for the Salmonberry Trail as part of a larger long trails network.

by Portland State University, Oregon State Parks


Long Trails Project Final


This Long Trails Project has been conceived in partnership with the Oregon Parks Department to provide both a context and a definition for the Salmonberry Trail as part of a larger long trails network. Our goal has been to help better understand and illustrate the value and limitations of trails development for both state and regional branding, and regional and community economic development. The Long Trails Project was conceived of as part of USP 549:Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management, a course offered to graduate planning students in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University

Published January 2013

About the Authors


Portland State University is more than Portland’s public research university. It’s a place to test ideas and projects that show the world how different is done. Our innovative approach combines education with creative problem-solving and collaboration across campus for maximum impact. With more than 200 degree programs to choose from, PSU is Oregon’s most diverse, innovative and affordable research university.


The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.

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