Resources for building trails and greenways: design guidelines, construction techniques, materials, trail paving and surfacing, and trailhead signs and facilities.


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posted May 16, 2018

"Defensive Horse Safety" Training Course

by American Trails Staff

A presentation on remaining safe while performing such tasks as catching, leading, tying, grooming, bridling, and saddling stock.

  • tags: safety, equestrian
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

"Share the Trail"

Understanding Shared-Use Trail Etiquette can make Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trails More Enjoyable for Everyone

  • tags: multi-use, safety
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 2, 2018

A Guide to Transportation Funding Programs for Service and Conservation Corps

by Stuart Macdonald

Conservation Corps and Transportation: Making the Connection is a funding guide and case study publication sponsored by The Corps Network and the Federal Highway Administration.

  • tags: accessibilty, youth, rtp, conservation corps, funding
categories: Building and Maintenance, Youth Corps

posted Jul 20, 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 Apr 5, 2018

Accessibility: Outdoor Developed Areas Final Rule

This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements for outdoor developed areas on federal lands and highlight the best practices for facilities covered by the ADA.

  • tags: accessibilty
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance

posted Jun 26, 2014

Applying Foundations of Mountain Trail Sustainability to a Trail Network - Part 1 of 3

It is the first of a series of three on Sustainable Mountain Trails. Each webinar in this series is independent of each other and can be attended individually. Parts 2 and 3 will teach you to apply these principles to a trail network "One Trail at a Time, One Mile at a Time." The course includes Tools and Techniques, Examples, and Case Studies of mountain trail sustainability.

categories: Building and Maintenance, Advocacy and Promotion

posted Mar 1, 2018

Armand Bayou Hiking Trail Restoration Project, Texas

Funded by a Recreational Trails Program grant from Texas' state trails program, this trail rehabilitation project at a nonprofit nature center used a wide variety of funding and volunteer assistance.

  • tags: nature trail, restoration, rtp, conservation corps
categories: Funding, Planning and Management, Building and Maintenance

posted Jul 20, 2018

Art of Sustainable Trail Management

by Tony Boone

The basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems.

  • tags: urban, transportation, sustainability
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 16, 2018

Backcountry Horsemen "Leave No Trace" Trainer Programs

by American Trails Staff

BCHA teaches Leave No Trace principles to stock users.

  • tags: wilderness, safety, preservation, equestrian
categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers

posted May 23, 2018

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.

  • tags: maintenance
categories: Building and Maintenance