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.