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.
A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Specific skills used in management of natural resources that host trails and greenways: monitoring impacts of visitors and natural processes; acquisition and protection of trail corridors; conservation and restoration of habitat and natural areas.
A study shows that from 2014 to 2018, there was a $6.8 million gap between trail projects proposed to RTP and funding awarded.
The Wildlife and Trail Planning Checklist is a sequence of wildlife-related questions and possible steps to consider in planning a trail.