Bridging Productive and Recreational Landscape
Learn strategies to build support for trails in agricultural settings, and design techniques to mitigate potential conflict between adjacent land uses.
Presenters: Berry Bergman, Manager of Trail Development – Western Region, Rails-to- Trails Conservancy; James Powell, Senior Designer, Alta Planning + Design
Trails built through areas of active crop production pose a specific series of anticipated and actual challenges, which when addressed with tested management and design strategies, can lead to a popular and well-used trail system. A national survey of built trails in agricultural settings highlights methods used to encourage harmony between trail users, trail managers, and adjacent farmers.
A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Specific skills used in management of natural resources that host trails and greenways: monitoring impacts of visitors and natural processes; acquisition and protection of trail corridors; conservation and restoration of habitat and natural areas.
A study shows that from 2014 to 2018, there was a $6.8 million gap between trail projects proposed to RTP and funding awarded.
The Wildlife and Trail Planning Checklist is a sequence of wildlife-related questions and possible steps to consider in planning a trail.