Improving the Sustainability of Trails
The Appalachian Trail has been the focus of the largest and most comprehensive recreation ecology trail science study ever conducted.
Presenters: Jeff Marion, U.S. Geological Survey and Virginia Tech University; Jeremy Wimpey, Applied Trails Research; Johanna Arredondo, Virginia Tech; Fletcher Meadema, Virginia Tech
The Appalachian Trail has been the focus of the largest and most comprehensive recreation ecology trail science study ever conducted. “Best Management Practice” implications applicable to all natural-surfaced trails are discussed. What are the key elements of a sustainably designed trail? What’s the most effective method for draining water from trails? How can trail stewards limit campsite expansion and resource impacts?
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Trails work on federal lands is planned through a maintenance management system.
Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.
Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.