Trails and Agriculture

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.

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