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posted May 23, 2018

Criteria for Trail Placement, Control Points, and Layout

The following criteria are used in order to determine suitable locations for new trails and trail reroutes within the Kremmling Field Office, Colorado

categories: management and operation
tags: management and operation, restoration, maintenance

posted Jul 25, 2018

FAQ: Inquiry on hiking trails - what it takes to create a trail and everything else about a trail!

by American Trails Staff

Q&A on hiking trail building, design and maintenance.

categories: management and operation
tags: faq, funding, maintenance, management and operation, hiking

posted Apr 23, 2018

Triad Partnership protects and manages the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin

by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Ice Age Trail Triad shows that the federal government, a state agency, and a nonprofit can all work together to accomplish a lot more than they could if they worked on their own.

categories: management and operation
tags: partnerships, volunteers, conservation and environment, management and operation, youth corps, hiking

posted Mar 5, 2018

Trail Operation and Maintenance Requirements

The County of Cumberland, NJ studied a series of railroad corridors for possible trail use including maintenance responsibilities. The Feasibility Study was written by Campbell Thomas & Co. of Philadelphia, PA.

categories: management and operation
tags: maintenance, management and operation, rails-to-trails

posted Feb 6, 2018

Rail-Trail Maintenance & Operation

by Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Northeast Regional Office

In about two decades, rail-trails have risen from obscurity to become highly valued amenities for many American communities. Rail-trails preserve natural and cultural resources and provide both residents and tourists with attractive places to recreate and safe routes to their destinations.

categories: management and operation
tags: management and operation, safety, surfaces, signs, bridges, drainage, trailheads, interpretation

posted Dec 10, 2019

Trail Warriors

by Lora Goerlich

American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich celebrates Trail Warriors-- park rangers, naturalists, maintenance workers, and staff-- who understand and care about real and sustainable trail access.

categories: management and operation
tags: editorial, management and operation

posted Dec 5, 2019

Organizational Development Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in development of organizations for trails and greenways work: creating and building a nonprofit organization; managing boards and staff; recruiting, training, and rewarding volunteers; managing finances and legal issues.

categories: management and operation
tags: training, skills, management and operation

Results from the Business Directory

UP! Outside

UP! Outside and our network of partners can perform many functions for you including: Project management, Grant writing and reporting, Event management, Guidebook creation management, Natural surface trail design, Cartog...


ACO is committed to designing and producing the best solutions to water management. We understand the importance of better utilizing one of our planet's vital resource, water, and are working tirelessly to improve its ut...

825 West Beechcraft St., Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-9988 • [email protected]

RecConnect LLC

Specializing in off-highway vehicle trails and management, RecConnect provides professional consulting.

Bend, Oregon
541-382-8319 • [email protected]