Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook 2007 Edition

Since publication of the first edition of the “Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook” in 1996, several excellent books about trail construction and maintenance have been published by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), the Student Conservation Association (SCA), and the Appalachian Mountain Club, among others. At the same time, this notebook has remained popular, especially because of its pocket size and its […] […]

Collaboration and OHV Use

US Forest Service, 2005 Abstract The National OHV Implementation Team set out to document some of the more prominent examples of collaboration in the context of OHV activities, in order to share these cases as a means for highlighting best practices in collaboration, and for sharing the key lessons learned from this experience. The Team was not necessarily […] […]

Vermont Trail and Greenways Manual

Complete Manual Prepared by the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council September, 2005 This manual, a publication of the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council, is intended to help trail groups, town trail or recreation committees, town planners, land trusts, conservation groups, and others interested in preserving, planning, maintaining, or establishing trails in their community. It takes many people […] […]

Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation trail design and maintenence guidelines

VT FP&R AMPs for Log Jobs This booklet describes the AMP’s for maintaining water quality on logging jobs in Vermont. These AMP’s are intended to prevent “discharges”; that is mud, petroleum products and woody debris, from getting into our streams, ponds, lakes and rivers. They are also meant to maintain natural water temperatures by requiring that trees […] […]

User Fees and the Demand for OHV Recreation 2005

Abstract The recent boom in the demand for off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation has created an important policy issue for public land managers who are concerned with the impacts of OHV use on environmental quality. Within the past few years, the U.S. Forest Service has recognized the need for greater authority in managing these recreation areas and […] […]

Handbook for Trail Work USFS 2005

Trail work requires many kinds of handtools like saws, axes, picks, hammers, shovels, and grub hoes. To be safe and productive, trail workers must know how to select the best tools for the job, use them skillfully, and maintain them correctly. However, modern technology has caused a gap in our handtool knowledge. Most trail tools […] […]

Managing Degraded Off-Highway Vehicle Trails in Wet, Unstable, and Sensitive Environments

2002. Environmental impacts associated with the degradation of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails have become a serious concern in many regions. Where OHV trails indiscriminately cross alpine areas, wetlands, steep slopes, and other areas with sensitive soil conditions, trails can become rutted, mucky, and eroded. Such areas are referred to as degraded trail segments. Degraded […] […]

A Guide to Road Closure and Obliteration in the Forest Service 1996

Prior to discussing the road closure and obliteration process, boundaries defining discussion scope must be established. This guide spans the process from field reconnaissance through effectiveness monitoring and is founded on resource specialist input. Roads to be treated by the process have already been placed in an unneeded category, based on transportation system analysis and […] […]

Off Highway Motorcycle & ATV Trail Guidelines for Design, Construction, Maintenence and User Satisfaction

Full Report Joe Wernex, 2nd edition Publishe by the American Motorcyclists Associaton, 1994 After twenty-six years of involvement with trailbike recreation I welcome the opportunity once again to work with the American Motorcyclist Association in the development of this second edition. It has indeed been rewarding to observe the determined effort put forth in many agencies and in many states […] […]

OHV Use on National Forests

Get Document On the Right Trail! A Forest Service Program for OHV Access Summer 2005 More Americans than ever are using off-highway vehicles (OHV) to enjoy the outdoors. Last year, OHV users accounted for between 11 and 12 million visits to national forests and grasslands. This is a good thing. In the right places, and managed […] […]