Forest Service Trails: Maintenance and Sustainability Issues


Adam D. Fayden (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies, Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: NAT014000

The Forest Service manages more than 158,000 miles of recreational trails offering hikers, horseback riders, cyclists, off-highway-vehicle drivers, and others access to national forests. To remain safe and usable, these trails need regular maintenance, such as removal of downed trees or bridge repairs. This book examines (1) the extent to which the Forest Service is meeting trail maintenance needs, and effects associated with any maintenance not done; (2) resources, including funding and labor, that the agency employs to maintain its trails; (3) factors, if any, complicating agency efforts to maintain its trails; and (4) options, if any, that could improve the agency’s trail maintenance efforts. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Forest Service Trails: Long- and Short-Term Improvements Could Reduce Maintenance Backlog and Enhance System Sustainability

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Forest Service Capital Improvement and Maintenance Projects – Trail Maintenance and Decommissioning
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)


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