Acronyms

This list of acronyms can assist trail managers and advocates decipher the “alphabet soup” of trail development.

 

 

4WD

Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle

 

AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

 

ACA

Adventure Cycling Association

 

ACE

United States Army Corp of Engineers

 

ACEC

Area of Critical Environmental Concern

 

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

ADAAG

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines

 

AERC

American Endurance Ride Conference

 

AHS

American Hiking Society

 

ALDHA

Appalachian Long Distance Hiking Association

 

AMA

American Motorcyclist Association

 

AMC

Appalachian Mountain Club

 

ANST

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

 

AQHA

American Quarter Horse Association

 

ARC

Appalachian Regional Commission

 

ARRA

Americans for Responsible Recreation Access

 

AT

Appalachian Trail

 

ATAC

Alternate Transportation Advocacy Committee

 

ATC

Appalachian Trail Conference

 

ATV

All-terrain vehicle

 

AVA

American Volkssport Association

 

AVA of WV

American Volkssport Association of West Virginia

 

CCC

Civilian Conservation Club

 

CE

Categorical Exclusion (NEPA process)

 

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

 

CITU

Certificate of Interim Trail Use

 

CMP

Coordinated Management Plan (BLM)

 

CVB

Convention and Visitors Bureaus

 

CY

Cubic Yards

 

DOI

Department of Interior

 

EA

Environmental Assessment

 

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

 

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration (USDOT)

 

FONSI

Finding of No Significant Impact

 

FY

Fiscal Year (Federal FY is from Oct 1 to Sept 30; West Virginia’s FY is July 1 to June 30.)

 

GAO

General Accounting Office (United States)

 

GIS

Geographical Information System

 

GPS

Global Positioning System

 

GRTA

Greenbrier River Trail Association

 

HMRA

Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area

 

ICC

Interstate Commerce Commission (replaced by the STB)

 

ICOs

Issues, Concerns, and Opportunities

 

IGA

Intergovernmental Agreement

 

IMBA

International Mountain Bicycling Association

 

ISTEA

Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991

 

KTC

Kanawha Trail Club

 

LAB

League of American Bicyclists

 

LAC

Limits of Acceptable Change

 

LNT

Leave No Trace

 

LWCF

Land and Water Conservation Fund

 

MITB

Mary Ingles Trail Blazers

 

MM

Meaningful Measures (Forest Service)

 

MNF

Monongahela National Forest

 

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

 

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

 

MPO

Metropolitan Planning Organization

 

MRTC

Monongahela River Trails Conservancy

 

MSWBC

Mountain State Wheelers Bicycle Club

 

MUTCD

Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

 

NARRP

National Association of Recreation Resource Planners

 

NASTA

National Association of State Trail Administrators

 

NCBW

National Center for Bicycling and Walking

 

NCCC

National Civilian Conservation Corps

 

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

 

NFS

National Forest System

 

NHPA

National Historic Preservation Act

 

NHT

National Historic Trail

 

NITU

Notice of Interim Trail Use

 

NOHVCC

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

 

NORBA

National Off Road Bicycling Association

 

NRA

National Recreation Area

 

NRCS

Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

NRT

National Recreation Trail

 

NTD

National Trails Day

 

NTSA

National Trails System Act (16 USD 1241 et seq.)

 

NTTA

National Trails Training Partnership

 

NWR

National Wildlife Refuge

 

O&M

Operating and Maintenance Costs

 

OHM

Off-Highway Motorcycle

 

OHV

Off-Highway Vehicle

 

OLR

Optimum Location Review

 

ORV

Off-Road Vehicle

 

PAOT

Persons at One Time (Forest Service)

 

PATC

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

 

PLH

Public Lands Highways

 

PPE

Personal Protection Equipment

 

PSF

Pounds Per Square Foot

 

PSI

Pounds Per Square Inch

 

PUC

Public Use Condition

 

RC&D

Resource Conservation and Development Councils

 

RD

Ranger District (Forest Service)

 

RFP

Request for Proposals

 

RFQ

Request for Qualifications

 

RIS

Recreation Information Management (Forest Service)

 

RMA

Resource Management Area

 

RO

Regional Office (Forest Service)

 

ROD

Record of Decision (NEPA process)

 

ROS

Recreation Opportunity Spectrum

 

ROW

Right-of-Way

 

RPM

Revolutions Per Minute

 

RRIS

Recreation Resource Information System (Forest Service)

 

RT

Rail-Trail

 

RTC

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

 

RTCA

Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service

 

RTP

Recreational Trails Program (Federal grant program)

 

RVD

Recreation Visitor Day (Forest Service)

 

SC

Sierra Club

 

SCA

Student Conservation Association

 

SCORP

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

 

SDM

System Diagram Map

 

SHPO

State Historic Preservation Office

 

SIP

State Interim Plan

 

SLUP

Special Land Use Permit

 

SO

Supervisors Office (Forest Service)

 

STB

Surface Transportation Board (replaced the ICC)

 

STC

State Trail Coordinator

 

STIP

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

 

SVIA

Specialty Vehicle Institute of America

 

TEA-21

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

 

TEAs

Transportation Enhancement Activities

 

TEs

Transportation Enhancements

 

TIP

Transportation Improvement Program

 

TL!

Tread Lightly!

 

TMO

Trail Management Objective (Forest Service)

 

TSHC

Tri-State Hiking Club

 

USC

United States Code (Federal statute)

 

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

 

USDI

United States Department of the Interior

 

USDOT

United States Department of Transportation

 

USFS

United State Forest Service

 

USFWS

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

 

USGS

United States Geological Survey

 

UTAP

Universal Trail Assessment Process

 

WHTP

Wheeling Heritage Trails Partners

 

WO

Washington Office (Forest Service)

 

WTA

Warrior Trail Association

 

WVCCC

West Virginia Civilian Conservation Corps

 

WVDO

West Virginia Development Office

 

WVDOT

West Virginia Department of Transportation

 

WVEC

West Virginia Environmental Council

 

WVHA

West Virginia Horseman’s Association

 

WVHC

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

 

WVHC

West Virginia Horse Council

 

WVLT

West Virginia Land Trust

 

WVMBA

West Virginia Mountain Bike Association

 

WVOTM

West Virginia On the Move

 

WVRC

West Virginia Rivers Coalition

 

WVRTTC

West Virginia Rails to Trails Council

 

WVSC

West Virginia Sierra Club

 

WVSTA

West Virginia Scenic Trails Association

 

WVTO

West Virginia Tourism Office

  

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