published Feb 19, 2020
Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service
Trails work on federal lands is planned through a maintenance management system.
published Jul 1, 2009
Terry Whaley with Ozark Greenways, Inc.
While developing policies and regulations for a trail is not a fun task, it will become a necessity in time with any successful trail project.
published Nov 14, 1990
A comprehensive document to guide use policies and regulations for a large suburban trail system south of the Bay Area.
published Jun 1, 1998
Multi-Use Trail Management Policy: User-Group Conflict and Resource Impact Issues.
published May 30, 2018
Survey of mountain biking users from the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) trail system located in northwestern Wisconsin.
published Oct 1, 2003
A summary of scientific studies that compare mountain biking to other forms of trail travel.
published Jun 1, 2011
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
So what makes a trail wholly sustainable? According to Tom Crimmins there are four keys aspects: Resource Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Experience Sustainability, and Political Sustainability
published May 25, 1999
Approaches to vegetation management and restoration, including native character, views, tree planting, invasive species, soil erosion control, and hazard tree management.
published Sep 1, 2000
This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.
published Feb 5, 2018
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
It's not as glamorous as building the trail. There is no ribbon cutting for a maintenance program and seldom does upkeep win a national award. Yet, operations, maintenance, and stewardship are essential to the safe use, enjoyment, and long-term success of any trail.