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Trails Planning Group

A group to discuss comprehensive trails planning within the Framework of Sustainable Recreation.  Discussions will focus on both the network of non-motorized and motorized trails.

Members: 113
Latest Activity: Apr 4

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Access Fund Climbing Stewardship Training 2015

Started by Ty Tyler Feb 23, 2015. 0 Replies

The Access Fund, the national advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserved is hosting 3 Climbing Stewardship Trainings in 2015.As the sport of climbing…Continue

Examples of mountain bike trail signs

Started by Jana Johnson Jan 12, 2015. 0 Replies

I'm trying to find an effective and inexpensive means of signing mountain bike trails that will incorporate both trail name, directional info, and difficulty rating. Anyone have any examples and/or…Continue

Non-Motorized 4 Wheel Bike on Trails

Started by Kerry Todd Wood. Last reply by Julie Rowe Jan 3, 2014. 5 Replies

I had an inquiry from an individual about where they could ride one of these http://www.lightfootcycles.com/archive/products/atc My…Continue

Protection and Restoration Strategy for TMR Implementation

Started by Patti Johnston Jan 2, 2014. 0 Replies

I am leading the effort to complete a TMR Implementation Plan for the Tonto NF.  I am looking for examples of Protection and Restoration Strategies that Forests have completed. I am also interested…Continue

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Comment by Ronald Schubert on March 23, 2013 at 10:55am

Basic Data Field Name should have some additions and seperations.  There should be a minmum and maximum sustainable recreation-Then wiith in that should be what is currently maintained by outside groups/volunteers, items that require little or no maintenenace,  high maintenance areas, and  adding Side by Side/UTVs do to its growth.  The looking at minimization of work where expansion could be done through partnerships and allocation of resources in a more stragetic and tactical effort. 

 

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on March 15, 2013 at 1:26pm

Here is our first draft of the sustainable trails transportation analysis process letter to the field. Do you have any comments of ideas of how to improve this?

2300/2350/7700
Trails Travel Analysis Process
The Travel Analysis Process helps to fulfill two major goals:
1. To identify the minimum sustainable trail system.
2. To identify and subsequently designate a system of motorized and non-motorized trails and areas for use.
Trails TAP will follow the same six step process outlined in the roads analysis process as modified for motorized and non-motorized trails.
Step 1: Compile Existing Travel Management Direction
Step 2: Assemble Resource and Social Data
Step 3: Use Travel Analysis to Identify Proposals for Change
Step 4: Conduct Necessary Environmental Analysis and Decision Making
Step 5: Identify Designated Routes and Areas on Route Transportation Atlas & MVUM
Step 6: Implement, Monitor, and Revise

Our first objectives will be three fold, please refer to the attached table for details.
1. To complete the data cleaning and linking of the trails route systems. This includes the completing the required linear events in Infra trails module. The GIS system must have all system routes linked to the Infra database and all errors corrected. A draft working map and gis must be generated from the step for the next steps.
2. Scenarios for completing gross estimates of costs to operate, maintain and improve trails will be completed. Forests must complete the trail management objectives for each trail. Formal documentation of these decisions must be made and entered into the Infra Access and Travel Management module. This should be a basis for completing your scenarios. The Regional Office and some enterprise team resources are available to guide this step.
3. Finally documents, maps, and a plan for involvement of the public.

Basic Data Field Name
FOREST ORG
MNG ORG
TRAIL CN
TRAIL #
TRAIL NAME
TRAIL TYPE
BMP
EMP
SEGMENT MILES
WILD MILES
TRAIL CLASS
TRAIL STATUS
TRAIL SYSTEM
JURISDICTION
ATM HIKER/PEDESTRIAN
PACK & SADDLE
BICYCLE
4-WD
ATV
MOTOR CYCLE
SNOW MOBILE
X-C SKI
SNOW SHOE
MTR WATER
NON-MTR WATER
Costing for Scenarios LOGGING OUT
BRUSHING
DRAINAGE CLEAN-OUT
TREAD REPAIR
NON-MECH WORK
TYPICAL SIDESLOPE
TYPICAL SOIL TYPE
TYPICAL TRAIL GRADE
TYPICAL VEG BRUSH
TYPICAL VEG TIMBER
STATE
COUNTY
CONG DISTRICT
MEETS STD

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on January 10, 2013 at 12:07pm

Here are the source numbers behind R3's national historical and visits.

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on January 10, 2013 at 12:03pm

Here is R3's analysis of the historical allocations to the forests nationally. It is a histogram of the count of forests vs the allocation/visit.

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on January 10, 2013 at 11:25am

 

This is the way R3 estimated the trail use.  It is based on the non-ski visits x % people in trail activities x average visitation for the rounds sampled.

Below is the estimate from the participations estimates and visitation numbers.

 

This will be important to understand some of the images I will post later on CMTL allocations and visitation to our trails.

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on January 10, 2013 at 10:46am

Where is the Core Team on the Trails Planning as part of the Framework for Recreation Strategy?  Who is on the team, do they have some outline of the potential products?  What trial forests were selected?

 

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on January 10, 2013 at 10:36am

Where are the lessons learn brief that is referred to below? 

Comment by Timory Kelly Peel on December 10, 2012 at 1:04pm

Hi all! I'm looking for a JHA related to using a micro-blaster during trail construction/reconstruction. (Micro-blaster info here). Anyone have one handy?

Thanks!

Comment by Dennis G Garcia on December 4, 2012 at 6:43pm

Can we use the content management system to offer our trails information?  I haven't seen any activity or discussion from the trails board or community to see what's being offer on the WWW.

WWW%20Trails%20Information%20Proposal%20for%20Content%20Management%...

Comment by Francisco Valenzuela on March 14, 2012 at 2:03pm

Please take a few moments to view Laurents trail work pictures showcasing outstanding recent work at V-V and on our trails.

Work has been done by FOF crews, CREC and Justin and Laurent among others. Key points: we are working towards multi use sustainable trails; this often takes the form of rock armoring and requires skill, time and money. (Ignore the horses in the pines, pics not taken here!)

Subject: Trail Pictures

Here’s the link to my trail pictures

http://www.flickr.com/photos/trailwork/showLaurent

B. Deviche
Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails)
Coconino National Forest - Red Rock Ranger District
USDA Forest Service
8375 State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86351
(480) 720-7367
lbdeviche@fs.fed.us

 

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