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posted Oct 19, 2017

Trail Users Count!

This webinar explores how data, metrics, and advanced tools are being used to further the development of trail networks, and showcase how it especially helped with an extensive trail system in greater Philadelphia.

  • tags: philadelphia
categories: Funding, Planning and Management, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Sustainable Trails

by Trails for All Ontarians Collaborative

The Ontario Trails Strategy describes our vision for trails in Ontario and recognizes the many benefits of trails for health and prosperity and highlights the importance of environmental protection.

  • tags: sustainability, maintenance
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

Sustainability of Backcountry Trails

by National Park Service

A document providing the basis for the most sustainable backcountry trail for all trail types with the least impact to natural, historic, cultural and aesthetic resources.

  • tags: sustainability, wilderness, preservation
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails

by National Park Service

This Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails: Assessment, Planning & Design Sketchbook, 2007 Edition, has its roots in the foundational policies and ethics of federal conservation and preservation land management agencies such as the United States Forest Service and the National Park Service, and in the spirit of nonprofit agency partnership support for land management agency stewardship initiatives.

  • tags: sustainability
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

Emerging Trends in Pocket Bike Parks

by B4 Consulting and Construction

A presentation exploring bike parks with pump-tracks, skills areas, dirt jumps and freeride areas.

  • tags: mountain biking, parks
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

A Handbook for Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance

by North Country National Scenic Trail

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.

  • tags: maintenance
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

Rail-Trail Maintenance & Operation

by Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Northeast Regional Office

In about two decades, rail-trails have risen from obscurity to become highly valued amenities for many American communities. Rail-trails preserve natural and cultural resources and provide both residents and tourists with attractive places to recreate and safe routes to their destinations.

  • tags: operation, liability, safety, surfaces, signage, bridges, drainage, trailheads, interpretation
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance, Advocacy and Promotion

posted Jul 23, 2018

Trail Maintenance 101

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

An overview trail maintenance used by the New York/NewJersey Trail Conference.

  • tags: maintenance
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

Capital Crescent Trail-Georgetown Branch Trail Survey Report

This survey was conducted to obtain information on the amount and type of use of this popular trail.

  • tags: tourism
categories: Funding, Planning and Management, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 23, 2018

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas

The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.

  • tags: nature trail, sustainable
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance