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Sustainable Trails


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posted Apr 10, 2019

Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Sustainable Trail Guidelines

by National Park Service

The Sustainable Trail Guidelines were developed with two primary objectives: to evaluate and prioritize strategies that will improve the existing trail system, and to introduce new trails that can be managed with minimal resources.

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails

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.

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails, off-highway vehicles (ohv)

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.

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

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.

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

posted May 30, 2018

How Agencies Manage Multi-use Trails

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

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

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.

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, user surveys

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.

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

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.

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

posted May 30, 2018

Maintenance Management Systems for Trails

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

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

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.

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails, safety, cost

Industry Connections for sustainable trails