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posted Apr 20, 2018

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.

  tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry

posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.

  tags: faq, maintenance, bridges, preservation, surfaces

posted May 30, 2018

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.

  tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry, leave no trace, mud and erosion, trail etiquette


posted May 16, 2018

Environmental Aspects of Horses on Trails

by American Trails Staff

Does equestrian use have an impact on stream and lake water quality?

  tags: horses and equestrian trails, preservation

posted May 16, 2018

Horses in Ecological Reserves

by American Trails Staff

The perception of horse impacts in ecological reserves.

  tags: horses and equestrian trails, preservation, environment, surfaces

posted May 16, 2018

Land Ethics for Equestrian Trail Users

Increasing numbers of equestrians on public lands require more awareness of impacts.

  tags: horses and equestrian trails, preservation, environment

posted May 16, 2018

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.

  tags: wilderness, horses and equestrian trails, preservation, book review

posted Mar 27, 2018

Kanatak Trail, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

The Kanatak Trail is a route used for centuries to cross the coastal mountains of the Alaska Peninsula. The Kanatak Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2012.

  tags: habitat, preservation, wildlife, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

Palm Canyon Trail, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

by American Trails Staff

An area of rugged beauty, Palm Canyon may be the only place in Arizona where native palm trees, California Fan Palms, can be found.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

Rich Guadagno Memorial Trail, Oregon

by American Trails Staff

The 1,000th National Recreation Trail dedicated to refuge manager killed on United Flight 93.

  tags: birding, conservation, habitat, memorial, preservation, wildlife, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge Trails, Colorado

by American Trails Staff

Located near downtown Denver, this 1.5-mile trail serves an urban population yet provides visitors an opportunity to observe a variety of wildlife amidst wetlands and prairies.

  tags: habitat, preservation, wildlife, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Centennial Trail, Indian River County, Florida

by American Trails Staff

Located at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, this 0.75-mile accessible trail tells the story of the first national wildlife refuge and celebrates the entire Refuge System, offering visitors the chance to learn about each national wildlife refuge in the country while enjoying scenic overlooks and abundant wildlife.

  tags: birding, habitat, interpretation, preservation, wildlife, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Froland National Recreation Trail, Froland Waterfowl Production Area, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

Froland Waterfowl Production Area Interpretive Trail winds around several wetlands through scenic restored prairie and oak savanna in west-central Minnesota. An accessible trail leads to an observation platform overlooking a large wetland.

  tags: birding, conservation, habitat, interpretation, preservation, snow, wildlife, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Halfmoon Lake Canoe Trail, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

Paddle your way through the mature floodplain forest and rich backwaters of the Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Viewing Trail, Stevensville, Montana

by American Trails Staff

150,000 visitors per year use the Wildlilfe Viewing Trail and the adjacent Auto Tour Route on the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Lower Cache River Trail, Cache River State Natural Area, Illinois

by American Trails Staff

This three-mile paddling and hiking trail is the result of a partnership between Illinois DNR, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Nature Conservancy to preserve, restore, and manage a 60,000-acre complex of wetlands.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, restoration, wildlife, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Mud Pond Trail, Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire

by American Trails Staff

The trail is located on the Pondicherry Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge and is universally accessible. It includes a 900 foot long raised boardwalk with rest stops that offer extraordinary views of a boreal forest and wetland communities.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Nelson-Trevino Canoe Trail - Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Wisconsin

by American Trails Staff

The 4.8 mile Nelson-Trevino Canoe Trail located between Nelson, WI and Wabasha, MN is a treasure of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Niobrara Scenic River, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

by American Trails Staff

This 5.6 mile section of the Niobrara River offers visitors a unique scenic recreational floating experience. The river cuts a deep canyon in the limestone rocks that underlie Nebraska’s famed Sand Hills.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Timber Point Trail, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine

by American Trails Staff

The trail is located on the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and is a scenic 1.4 mile loop located in Biddeford Pool that takes visitors through forests and meadows to the Atlantic Ocean.

  tags: birding, nature trail, preservation, wildlife

posted Mar 26, 2018

Verchota Canoe Trail, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

This 11-mile marked paddling trail near Winona, MN, traverses broad pools, islands, braided channels, and extensive bottomland forest.

  tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, water trails

posted Jan 24, 2018

Wetland Trail Design and Construction

by Federal Highway Administration

This manual describes the common techniques for building a wetland trail.

  tags: preservation, drainage

posted Jan 24, 2018

Conservation Ethics Guiding The Goethe Trail

by Helen Koehler

The Goethe Trail is part of Florida's Greenways and Trails System which is a combination of Federal, state, local and privately owned lands. While each parcel is unique, they collectively help to preserve and protect Florida's natural, cultural and historic resources.

  tags: preservation

posted Jan 19, 2018

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.

  tags: sustainable trails, wilderness, preservation, backcountry

posted Jul 21, 2013

How Trails Benefit the Environment

by American Trails Staff

Trails promote natural resource management strategies that ensure environmental preservation, quality of life, and economic development.

  tags: environment, habitat, preservation

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