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Vermont Trail Collaborative Stewardship and Communication Work Group

The Stewardship and Communication Work Group focuses on expanding and prioritizing efforts to:
  • Develop a common set of trail behavior expectations regardless of land ownership,
  • Increase volunteerism and user stewardship across all user groups,
  • Increase the amount and quality of information and education available as tools to address resource and social issues, and
  • Develop common trail construction and maintenance best management practices.
Links to the work that this group has been doing are below.
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  • Stewardship and Communication Notes from October 14, 2009 Meeting (pdf)

  • Request For Proposals for Facilitation of the Stewardship and Communication Committee (pdf)

  • Stewardship and Communication Notes from April 14, 2010 Meeting (pdf)

  • Stewardship and Communication Notes from May 21, 2010 Meeting (pdf)

  • Stewardship and Communication Notes from June 30, 2010 Meeting (pdf)

  • Stewardship and Communication Notes from July 27, 2010 Meeting (pdf)

  • Stewardship and Communication Notes from September 23, 2010 Meeting (pdf)

  • Vermont Trail Ethic Presentation (pdf)

  • Stewardship and Communication Work Group Report to the Vermont Trail Collaborative (pdf)

Trail Summit Results

  • VT Trails and Greenways Council (pdf)

  • VT Horse Council (pdf)

  • Westmore Trails, Barton NEK (pdf)

  • Catamount Trail Association (pdf)

  • Green Mountain Club (pdf)

  • Vermont All-Terrain Vehicle Sportsman's Association (pdf)

    Web Resources


    The following are web-based resources largely related to trail accessibility standards, construction/ maintenance guidance and research.

    U.S. Forest Service

    U.S. Forest Service Accessibility Guidelines


    U.S. Forest Service Quick Ready-Reference Guide for Accessibility

    American Trails

    American Trails is the leading resource agency at the national level.
    American Trails resource page

    United States Access Board

    American Trails 2009 press release about the U.S. Access Board's final draft of accessibility guidelines for all other public trails.(link)


    U.S. Access Board memo releasing the final draft of accessibility guidelines on their web site.(link)


    U.S. Access Boards' Draft Final Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas.(link)

    Coalition for Recreational Trails

    Coalition for Recreation Trails web site has links to FHWA and RTP information.(link)

    Federal Highway Administration

    FHWA's trail-related publication resources where you can find standards for trail construction; maintenance, signage and a whole lot more.(link)

    Research

    Trail research via a program of Indiana University in cooperation with the National Park Service. The purpose of this research project was to compare the effectiveness of surface treatments for creating a trail accessible to people with mobility impairments. Specifically, this study is examining the longitudinal effects of surface treatments on surface firmness and stability, the costs of applying the treatments, and their relative maintenance demands.
    Indiana University Trail Research

    Contact us at:
    Lisa.Chase@uvm.edu
    Phone: 802-257-7967

    Last modified December 14 2010 02:08 PM

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