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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.

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails, off-highway vehicles (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.

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails, 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.

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails

posted May 22, 2018

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

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.

categories: sustainable trails
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.

categories: sustainable trails
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.

categories: sustainable trails
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?

categories: sustainable trails
tags: sustainable trails

posted Feb 19, 2020

Maintenance Management Systems for Trails

by Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service

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

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

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 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, trail overcrowding and impact

Results from the Business Directory


Interior Trails

Healy, Alaska

Design, Build, Consult, Teach--Sustainable Trails for Alaska and Beyond.


PO Box 618, Healy, Alaska 99743
(907) 952-3517 • [email protected]

Elevated Trail Design LLC

Weaverville, North Carolina

Elevated Trail Design focuses on safe, sustainable, and unique bike-centric and multi-use trail construction.


911 Jupiter Rd., Weaverville, North Carolina 28787
(919) 614-2391 • [email protected]

Forestoration, Inc.

Whitefish, Montana

Forestoration works with conservation-oriented landowners to provide sustainable land management and forest recreational development.


5605 Hwy 93 South, Whitefish, Montana 59937
(406) 862-4225 • [email protected]

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