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posted Jun 7, 2018

Management Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

A resource guide to assist in the planning, development, operation, and maintenance of environmentally sustainable and quality OHV trails, trail systems, and areas.

  tags: sustainable trails, ohv

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 May 23, 2018

Four Simple Tasks to Do Prior to Trail Design

Asking the right questions is a vital first step in effective planning of a trail project.

  tags: sustainable trails

posted May 22, 2018

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas

The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.

  tags: nature trail, sustainable trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

Developing Sustainable Mountain Trail Corridors

by Hugh Duffy with National Park Service

This article introduces the criteria of maximum profile grade relative to the existing cross slope (fall line) as key to the development of natural surface trail projects that are sustainable. Key trail design concepts excerpted from trail documents are presented in this article.

  tags: sustainable trails

posted Jan 16, 2018

Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Sustainable Trails

by Trails for All Ontarians Collaborative

The Ontario Trails Strategy describes our vision for trails in Ontario and recognizes the many benefits of trails for health and prosperity and highlights the importance of environmental protection.

  tags: sustainable trails, maintenance

posted Jan 3, 2018

Sustainable Trails: Doing it Right the First Time

by John Favro with TrailsGuy, LLC Trails Consulting

When you construct or reroute a trail, you are putting a structure on the landscape that will be there, in good or bad condition, for 100 years or more in most places. So why not do it right?

  tags: sustainable trails

posted Jun 11, 2019

Getting Real with Preservative-Treated Wood for Trail Structures

by Butch Bernhardt with Western Wood Preservers Institute

Wood is sustainable and renewable. We can extend the life of wood far beyond the time it takes to grow a new tree.

  tags: sustainable trails, wood, trailsnext videos

posted Jun 11, 2019

Managing High-Use Trails: Why Trail Stewards are a Necessity in Creating Safe, Sustainable Trails

by Hank Osborn with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Learn how trail steward and trail-building programs have worked to make the public better informed and more responsible trail users while protecting the resource.

  tags: sustainable trails, trailsnext videos

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

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, 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

Studies Weigh Mountain-Biking, Hiking Impacts

New research suggests that mountain suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. How bikers ride and where hikers step may make more of a difference.

  tags: sustainable trails, counting trail users, trail overcrowding and impact, leave no trace

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

We Built It and They Came

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, John M. Pflaum, PE with WHPacific, Inc., Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.

  tags: sustainable trails

posted Mar 6, 2018

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS from webinar on Mountain Trail Sustainability

by Hugh Duffy with National Park Service

Webinar Follow up Questions & Answers, by Hugh Duffy, National Park Service

  tags: sustainable trails

posted Mar 1, 2018

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative’s Sustainable Trails Program

by Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

Colorado’s iconic “Fourteeners,” the 54 peaks exceeding 14,000 feet in elevation, draw an estimated 500,000 hiker use days annually from state residents and out-of-state tourists.

  tags: sustainable trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Art of Sustainable Trail Management

by Tony Boone

The basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, sustainable trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

The Business of Trails (Australia)

The Western Australian Munda Biddi Trail

  tags: bicycle, international trails, sustainable trails

posted Feb 14, 2018

The Art of Sustainable Trail Management

Learn the basics of developing and managing natural surface, share-used trail systems.The webinar is geared primarily towards beginning and intermediate level trailbuilders: including volunteers, agency staff, and professional trail crews.

  tags: trailheads, sustainable trails, mud and erosion, advancing trails webinar series

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 19, 2018

Building Sustainable Trails: Key Design Elements

by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Designing sustainable contour trails that reduce maintenance needs while providing a good experience for visitors.

  tags: sustainable trails


posted Jan 19, 2018

Presentation on Minnesota DNR’s Trail Manual

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Provides a snapshot of new MN DNR’s Trail Manual - Importance of quality - Importance of sustainability

  tags: sustainable trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails

by National Park Service

This Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails: Assessment, Planning & Design Sketchbook, 2007 Edition, has its roots in the foundational policies and ethics of federal conservation and preservation land management agencies such as the United States Forest Service and the National Park Service, and in the spirit of nonprofit agency partnership support for land management agency stewardship initiatives.

  tags: sustainable trails

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 Jan 3, 2018

Basic Elements of Trail Design and Trail Layout

by American Trails Staff

The goal of trail building is to create a long-term relationship between humans and nature.

  tags: sustainable trails

posted Dec 29, 2017

Sustainable Trails for All

This webinar will provide an overview of pedestrian sustainable trails for all for federal, state, and local agency and organization trail managers, planners and designers who are responsible for policy, budget, and trail construction oversight.

  tags: pedestrian, sustainable trails, advancing trails webinar series

posted Nov 16, 2017

Build a Sustainable Trail that Lasts 100 Years

This webinar explores the critical components and processes necessary for truly sustainable trail design and construction.

  tags: sustainable trails, advancing trails webinar series

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