Trail Construction and Maintenance Publications

(note: some items listed may no longer be in print. Check with your local library to locate an available copy.)

Abandoned Rail Corridor Assessment For the State of West Virginia
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. 1994.

Birkby, Robert C. Lightly on the Land: The SCA Trail-Building and Maintenance Manual
Mountaineers Books. ISBN: 0898864917

Birchard, William Jr. and Robert Proudman. Appalachian Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance
Appalachian Trail Conference, 2000

Converting Rails to Trails: A Citizen’s Manual for Transforming Abandoned Rail Corridors Into Multipurpose Public Paths
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. 1990.

Copps, David. Views from the Road: A Community Guide for Assessing Rural Historic Landscapes
Island Press, 1995. ISBN: 155963412X

Crompton, John L. The Impact of Parks and Open Space on Property Values and the Property Tax Base
National Recreation and Park Association. ISBN: 0929581555

Demrow, Carl and Salisbury, David. The Complete Guide to Trail Building and Maintenance
Appalachian Mountain Club. ISBN: 1878239546

Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails and Greenways
National Park Service, 1990.

The Economic Impacts and Uses of Long-Distance Trails
National Park Service, 1998.

Flink, Charles A. Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design, and Development
Island Press. ISBN: 1559631368

Fogg, George E., Park Guidelines for Off Highway Vehicles: A Resource Guide to Assist in the Planning, Development, Enhancement, and Operation of OHV Recreation Facilities. National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council.  2002.

Green, L. and Kreuter, M. Health Promotion Planning: An Educational and Environmental Approach
Mayfield Publishing Company, 1991.

Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 1999.

Hellmund, Paul C. and Smith, Daniel (Eds.). Ecology of Greenways: Design and Function of Linear Conservation Areas
University of Minnesota Press, 1993. ASIN: 0816621578

Keller, Kit. Mountain Bikes on Public Lands: A Manager’s Guide to the State of Practice
Bicycle Foundation of America, 1990.

Little, Charles E. Greenways for America: Creating the North American Landscape
Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN: 0801851408

McMillen, Barbara, Program Manager. Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access: Part 1: Review of Existing Guidelines and Practices
US Department of Transportation. 1999.

McMillen, Barbara, Program Manager. Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access: Part 2: Best Practices Design Guide
US Department of Transportation. 2001.

Moore, Roger L. Conflicts on Multiple-Use Trails
United States Department of Transportation, 1994.

Moore, Roger L., et al. The Impacts of Rail Trails: A Study of Users and Nearby Property Owners from Three Trails
National Park Service. 1992.

National Bicycling and Walking Study: Transportation Choices for a Changing America
US Department of Transportation.

Ryan, Karen-Lee and Julie A Winterich, Ed.. Secrets of Successful Rail Trails
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Cooperation with the National Park Service.

Ryan, Karen-Lee. Trails for the Twenty-First Century
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Island Press, 1993.

Searns, Robert M., Olka, Kristine and Flink, Charles A. Trails for the Twenty-First Century: Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails, 2nd edition.
Island Press. ISBN: 1559638192

Smeltzer, Jan and McKenzie, James F. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer, 3rd Edition.
Allyn & Bacon, 2000. ISBN: 0205319157

Trails, Bridges Boardwalks: Building Forest Recreation Opportunities
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance: A Bibliography 1984—Present 
University of Minnesota Forestry Library.

Trail Shorts: A Cursory Look at Trail Maintenance 
California State Parks and Recreation.

Trails South: A Guide Dealing with Forest Trails in the Southern Region
United States Department of Agriculture, Southern Forest Region.

Vachowski, Brian. Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1996.

Walk Tall: A Citizen’s Guide to Walkable Communities
Pedestrian Federation of America. Rodale Press, 1995.

Warren, Roxanne. The Urban Oasis: Guideways and Greenways in the Human Environment
McGraw Hill Text, 1997. ISBN: 007068331X

Webber, Peter. Trail Solutions: IMBA’s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack
International Mountain Biking Association. 2004.

  

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