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published May 21, 2012

Rocky Mountain Pack String Promotes Stock Packing Skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.


published Aug 3, 2003

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.


published Jul 1, 2009

Minimizing Llama Impact in the Backcountry

In most cases, the same rules set forth for pack stock use on public lands apply to llamas. Llamas have been found to have a similar impact on trails as hikers.


published Apr 1, 2006

Backcountry Horsemen "Leave No Trace" Trainer Programs

by American Trails Staff

BCHA teaches Leave No Trace principles to stock users.


published May 1, 2012

Sustainability of Backcountry Trails

by National Park Service

A document providing the basis for the most sustainable backcountry trail for all trail types with the least impact to natural, historic, cultural and aesthetic resources.


posted Sep 25, 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.


Results from the Business Directory


Michael D Shields Consulting

Palmer, Alaska

Technical consulting and training in trail design, layout, construction, maintenance, and the related fields of terrain dynamics, rock and soil mechanics, bridge design, backcountry rigging, trail contracting, controlled...


PO Box 4787, Palmer, Alaska 99645
(907) 746-2515 • [email protected]

YRU Construction

Midvale, Idaho

All types of backcountry trails and bridges.


2900 Farm to Market Road, Midvale, Idaho 83645
(208) 550-2454 • [email protected]


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