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Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind
The checklist focuses specifically on wildlife issues of trail planning and is designed to mirror comprehensive planning processes.
The checklist focuses specifically on wildlife issues of trail planning and is designed to mirror comprehensive planning processes. This should make it easier to integrate the information into the ways trails are already being planned. If you are beginning to plan a trail and want to find appropriate ways of including wildlife issues, the checklist will raise important questions through each step of the planning process.
Create distinctive alternative plans.
Consider alternatives for trailheads and other support facilities.
Evaluate the alternatives.
Ask others to help evaluate the alternatives.
Select a preferred plan.
Refine the selected plan.
Develop management strategies.
Develop an environmental education/ interpretation plan.
Develop a volunteer plan.
Conduct a final review of the plan and its components.
Published September 08, 2018
A Synthesis of Research Findings, Management Practices, and Research Needs
Horses have been suggested to be an important source for the introduction of non-native plant species along trails, but the conclusions were based on anecdotal evidence.
Providing safe passage for urban wildlife
Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.