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posted May 30, 2018

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost

posted Apr 13, 2018

Tools for Trail Work

by Jim Schmid

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.

  tags: tools for trail building, safety

posted Aug 1, 2019

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.

  tags: tools for trail building, safety

posted Feb 20, 2019

Utah Avalanche Center

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The state of Utah has used innovative programming to keep their citizens safe from avalanche dangers. Although they cannot completely prevent avalanches from occurring, they are educating the public through the Utah Avalanche Center about ways to avoid triggering an avalanche, and how to stay safe should one occur.

  tags: avalanche, snow, safety

posted Sep 5, 2018

FAQ: Is there a universal difficulty rating system for OHV trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.

  tags: faq, ohv, safety, signs

posted Jun 9, 2018

Colorado State Parks Motorized Vehicle Trail Use Guidelines

by Colorado State Parks

Safety considerations and trail use guidelines for OHV recreation

  tags: ohv, safety

posted Jun 7, 2018

Posters promote OHV safety education in Minnesota schools

by David Halsey with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council created an innovative safety education program to post key messages on walls and lockers in K-12 schools.

  tags: safety, ohv

posted Jun 7, 2018

Adventure Tourism Park and OHV Trail System Plan

A plan for a series of unique trail systems developed in Knott County, Kentucky. The System includes trails and horseback riding, ATV’s, elk/wildlife viewing, hiking, walking and mountain biking always keeping in mind the three major priorities: safety, protecting the environment, and developing a multiple use trail system in which the trails do not conflict.

  tags: tourism, ohv, safety, environment, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

Burke-Gilman Trail Vegetation Management Guidelines

Approaches to vegetation management and restoration, including native character, views, tree planting, invasive species, soil erosion control, and hazard tree management.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, habitat

posted May 30, 2018

How Agencies Manage Multi-use Trails

Multi-Use Trail Management Policy: User-Group Conflict and Resource Impact Issues.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, conflict, policy

posted May 30, 2018

Maintenance Management Systems for Trails

Trails work on federal lands is planned through a maintenance management system.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost

posted May 30, 2018

Mountain Bicycling in Wisconsin Surveyed and Analyzed

Survey of mountain biking users from the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) trail system located in northwestern Wisconsin.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost

posted May 30, 2018

Natural Resource Impacts of Mountain Biking

A summary of scientific studies that compare mountain biking to other forms of trail travel.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, environment, desert trails

posted May 30, 2018

Solving Policy Issues for Trail Systems

by 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.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, policy

posted May 30, 2018

Sustainable Trails: More Than Maintenance

by Karen Umphress with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

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

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost

posted May 30, 2018

Trail Use Policies

A comprehensive document to guide use policies and regulations for a large suburban trail system south of the Bay Area.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, policy

posted May 30, 2018

"Share the Trail"

Understanding Shared-Use Trail Etiquette can make Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trails More Enjoyable for Everyone

  tags: shared use, safety

posted May 30, 2018

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.

  tags: shared use, safety

posted May 30, 2018

Protection From Liability: Promoting The Use And Development Of Recreational Trails

The Courts and the Legislature have expressed a clear policy to permit the use of available recreational property, both public and private, in its natural condition, without placing the burden and expense of altering the property and defending claims for injuries on the landowner.

  tags: safety

posted May 30, 2018

Recreation Code of Ethics urged by Blue Ribbon Coalition

This etiquette guideline for trail users is from a motorized perspective.

  tags: safety, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

Separate Trails Divide; Shared Trails Build Community

Besides being unnecessary, monitoring and enforcing separate trails is a management nightmare.

  tags: shared use, safety, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

Suggestions on Improving Safety for Horseback Riders and Other Trail Users

Efforts to help different activities on multi-use trails get along better and to improve safety.

  tags: shared use, safety, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

Travel Management Signs for Public Lands in Colorado

Good signs clearly showing which uses are allowed are essential to effective trail management.

  tags: maintenance, safety, signs

posted May 30, 2018

When Snowmobilers Meet Others on the Trail

Practical problem solving for shared use winter trails.

  tags: safety, conflict, snowmobile, shared use

posted May 16, 2018

"Defensive Horse Safety" Training Course

by American Trails Staff

A presentation on remaining safe while performing such tasks as catching, leading, tying, grooming, bridling, and saddling stock.

  tags: safety, horses and equestrian trails


posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Safety Equipment

by Jim Schmid

The following trail work safety tips should be covered with volunteers and crewmembers before the start of any trail work.

  tags: tools for trail building, safety

posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Pounding and Hammering Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Pounding and Hammering Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.

  tags: tools for trail building, safety

posted Apr 3, 2018

Trail Effects on Neighborhoods: Home Value, Safety, Quality of Life

​Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?

  tags: crime, safety, liability, landowner

posted Mar 27, 2018

Pinnell Mountain Trail, Alaska

The trail follows ridges above timber line in the vastness of interior Alaska.

  tags: safety, wilderness, wildlife, backcountry

posted Mar 13, 2018

Rail-Trails and Safe communities

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

A survey of all rail-trail managers in an effort to document the level of crime on trails, and identify the mitigation measures used by trail designers and managers.

  tags: crime, safety

posted Mar 7, 2018

Sharing Our Trails: A Guide to Trail Safety and Enjoyment

National and state trail advocacy organizations representing equestrian, OHV, and bicycle interests collaborated in developing this new guide to trail use and safety.

  tags: shared use, safety

posted Feb 19, 2018

Building a Trail to Volunteer Management

The presentation will focus on the Arizona State Parks OHV Ambassador Program.

  tags: ohv, volunteers, safety

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.

  tags: operation, liability, safety, surfaces, signage, bridges, drainage, trailheads, interpretation

posted Feb 5, 2018

Operations, Maintenance, and Stewardship 101

by 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.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, revenue, marketing


posted Jan 1, 2003

Maintenance Costs for the Schuylkill Trail

The tables show estimates of time needed to maintain the Montgomery County, PA, trail.

  tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, revenue, marketing

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