Transforming Existing Routes into Manageable, Enjoyable Trails for the Off- Highway Vehicle Community

Basic principles of sustainable trail design and construction.

by Margie Tatro, Chief Enthusiast, Reineke Construction

Many land managers are looking for creative ways to transform or retrofit existing OHV routes and trails into more sustainable, more manageable, and more enjoyable experiences for motorized recreation. This session will cover the basic principles of sustainable trail design and construction as well as methods, technique strategies, and resources for the restoration, modification, and transformation of OHV routes to make them more manageable while also creating an improved ride.

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About the Author

Ms. Tatro combines executive leadership and management, communications expertise, and engineering skills along with a passion for trails and the outdoors. She has 17 years of experience in designing and building trails and other outdoor recreation related facilities, 27 years of energy research and development leadership credentials, an advanced engineering degree, and national speaking expertise. She has served on the board of directors of the Professional Trail Builders Association and has developed and delivered trail-related training programs for volunteers, clients, land managers, and trail colleagues. Margie is a native New Mexican. View more of Margie’s resume here which includes additional experience, professional activities, professional awards and service, and education.

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