How They Work and Why They Are an Important Part of the Trails Community
Successful water trails are the product of partnerships among a wide variety of public and private constituents.
Speakers: Jeff Duncan, Outdoor Recreation Planning, National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance; Mary Crockett, Program Coordinator & River Manager for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Successful water trails are the product of partnerships among a wide variety of public and private constituents. This session explores several ways in which water trails are uniquely positioned to: build community support that generates valuable outcomes for the trail and community; tap into partnerships that provide practical solutions to water trail design, access, camping, and restrooms; and choose a name that serves not only to describe the trail but also to engage the public.
The newly designated Trinity River Paddling Trail is the first National Water Trail in Texas!
Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
This 1997 paper estimates the value of a relatively new form of recreation: mountain biking. Its popularity has resulted in many documented conflicts, and its value must be estimated so an informed decision regarding trail allocation can be made. A travel cost model (TCM) is used to estimate the economic benefits, measured by consumer surplus, to the users of mountain bike trails near Moab, Utah.