Trail Advocacy


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The source  Jul 22, 2012, 11:43 AM Ken Carpenter
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This guide will set forth strategies for building on what you already offer to enhance the appeal of your community and your business to bicycle tourists and strengthening the local economy.  Jan 1, 2013, 3:11 PM Ken Carpenter
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The Oregon Recreational Trails How-To Manual  1877k v. 2 Jun 20, 2012, 5:21 PM Ken Carpenter
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Questions periodically arise during park and open space Master Planning processes, trail planning/development, and other public meetings whether horse manure poses significant health risks to humans. The following paper was developed to help provide information for non-scientists about laws and regulations defining toxic and hazardous wastes, the chemical and pathologic contents of horse manure, and some thoughts about the potential risks to humans exposed to horse manure.  Jun 2, 2017, 5:45 PM Ken Carpenter
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T he mechanisms that link state parks and trails to local economic impacts are not well-understood�The applied research reported here addresses several key questions to improve the understanding of how state parks and trails affect local economic conditions within the communities and regions in which these properties are located�  Feb 3, 2014, 1:38 PM Ken Carpenter
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The mechanisms that link state parks and trails to local economic impacts are not well-understood. The applied researchreported here addresses several key questions to improve the understanding of how state parks and trails affect local economic conditions within the communities and regions in which these properties are located. The questions to which we seek answer are multi-faceted.  Feb 3, 2014, 1:39 PM Ken Carpenter
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Harmony Trails Conservation  526k v. 1 Jun 5, 2010, 1:28 PM Ken Carpenter
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America's health and fitness crisis creates an opportunity to promote trails and greenways. By Stuart Macdonald  Jun 5, 2010, 1:42 PM Ken Carpenter
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The Community Forest Program (CFP) protects forests that are important for people and the places they call home. Community forests provide many benefits such as places to recreate and enjoy nature; they protect habitat, water quality and other environmental benefits, and they can provide economic benefits through timber resources. Community Forests have also long been sites for environmental and cultural education.  May 7, 2015, 6:06 PM Ken Carpenter
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In many places trails are a key ingredient in preserving open space and encouraging public interest in habitat and natural landscapes. In southern California, trails are especially important in preserving public access to stream corridors and the coast. We wanted to share a concise and well-written explanation of how trails promote natural resource management strategies that ensure environmental preservation, quality of life, and economic development. Read more on the American Trails Blog...  Aug 5, 2013, 12:13 PM Ken Carpenter
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Influencing Land Use Decisions  27k v. 1 Jun 5, 2010, 1:33 PM Ken Carpenter
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In every region of Kentucky, significant natural resources are intertwined with quaint, picturesque communities rich with opportunity for tourism development. Your town can benefit from these vast resources by providing outdoor adventure seekers connections to land and water trails as well as access to essential services and supplies. In addition to their enjoyment of outdoor adventure, trail users also want to shop, take in theatrical and musical performances, purchase Kentucky crafted souvenirs, stay overnight and visit other attractions. By connecting these resources, your town can become a certified “Trail Town” community.  Aug 2, 2012, 6:09 PM Ken Carpenter
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Some trail plans face opposition from landowners living alongside or near the corridors. Learn how to address people's initial concerns early and openly, and how to help opponents begin to recognize trails as positive community amenities.  Sep 13, 2012, 5:45 PM Ken Carpenter
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The Power of Harmony, by Dr Gene Woods For equestrians, access to trails is a privilege that can easily be taken away. That’s less likely, however, if we practice the lessons of two great horsemen and a legendary conservationist.  30k v. 1 Jun 5, 2010, 1:36 PM Ken Carpenter
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2015 Presentation to Rock County  Sep 1, 2015, 10:17 AM Ken Carpenter
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The adverse impacts of invasive species are real, widely recognized in science...  599k v. 2 May 17, 2012, 3:31 PM Ken Carpenter
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10 Steps to Help Save Our Outdoors  Jun 5, 2010, 1:16 PM Ken Carpenter
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This report draws on such previous work, but focuses on state funding mechanisms that support outdoor recreation. In Chapter 2 we provide a summary of strategies employed across the country and explore best practices for funding outdoor recreation at the state level. Chapter 3 synthesizes the benefits of outdoor recreation for state economies, public health, and quality of life. We then delve into detailed case studies to showcase different mechanisms, strategies, challenges, and lessons  Sep 21, 2017, 6:57 AM Ken Carpenter
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Sustainable Stables is an organization that provides information and consulting on sustainable horsekeeping practices. What are "sustainable horsekeeping practices?" We also call these "best practices." They are actions related to the planning, design and management of farms that support a healthy environment for horses, people and nature. Such actions can range from land conservation to pasture management to renewable energy, and much more. Trail riding offers a wonderful opportunity to get outside and experience nature. As trail stewards, its imperative that we practice responsible trail riding.  Nov 17, 2010, 8:18 AM Ken Carpenter
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Outdoor recreation and its ties to tourism demand are key components of the multifunctional rural landscape found throughout the Lake States. This is particularly true in northern Wisconsin, which is endowed with both abundant natural amenities (forest, water and recreational assets) and receptive community retail and service sectors. Broadly defined, outdoor recreational pursuits span a variety of activities.  Feb 3, 2014, 1:36 PM Ken Carpenter
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A short film illustrating safe ways of passing horse and rider on the trail From Everett Lewis, a Back Country Horseman, in Washington State, comes this wonderful video that is just as applicable to those of us riding the horses as the bikers and hikers that also want to learn how to act around equines  Jan 6, 2012, 4:13 AM Ken Carpenter
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Why Can't we Ride There?  56k v. 1 Jun 5, 2010, 3:30 PM Ken Carpenter
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The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is done every five years is to identify essential and contemporary issues that affect the future of outdoor recreation in Wisconsin.  Nov 8, 2015, 1:00 PM Ken Carpenter
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Dr Wood is a leader in educating trail riders in providing resources for thinking about trail riding recreation and conservation of natural resources that affect and are affected by the trail riding experience  Sep 10, 2015, 7:19 PM Ken Carpenter
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This study was initiated by the Western Governors' Association and done in collaboration with the Outdoor Industry Association and four motorized recreation associations; the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.  Jan 1, 2013, 3:23 PM Ken Carpenter
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Sources that help show the Economic Impact of Trails  32k v. 2 Jan 1, 2013, 3:23 PM Ken Carpenter
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The Florida Office of Greenways and Trails (FOGT) produced a webinar on many aspects of how trails benefit communities, business, and tourism.  Jan 1, 2013, 3:23 PM Ken Carpenter
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Horses, Trails, & The Benefits To All  36k v. 2 Jan 1, 2013, 3:23 PM Ken Carpenter
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The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.  Jan 1, 2013, 3:28 PM Ken Carpenter
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Those of us who use trails regularly are aware of their value. It might mean a shorter commute to work, a convenient way to get exercise, or something less definable, the feeling of renewal you get after a long walk or ride. But these days, when money is tight and investment in trails and other infrastructure is under threat, all too often our elected officials and administrators want to know how to define the value of trails economically. How do miles of bike paths and walkways equal returns that can be measured in dollars and sense? "Give us some hard numbers," they say.  Jan 1, 2013, 3:23 PM Ken Carpenter
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Outdoor recreation is a larger and more critical sector of the American economy than most people realize. As a multi-dimensional sector, the outdoor industry pumps $646 billion in direct spending into the American economy and fuels traditional sectors like manufacturing, finance, retail trade, tourism and travel.  Jan 1, 2013, 3:23 PM Ken Carpenter
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When it comes to outdoor recreation, there are two types of value; one stems from the personal satisfaction we get from being out in the great outdoors and is virtually impossible to attach a monetary figure on that value. The other is the economic value that is generated by the goods and services we acquire as we participate in an outdoor activity.  Jan 1, 2013, 3:23 PM Ken Carpenter
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WI DNR Parks Brochure on Trail Etiquette that we help bring about  2012k v. 3 Jan 1, 2013, 3:28 PM Ken Carpenter
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Trail Riding Etiquette On Shared Trails  217k v. 3 Jan 1, 2013, 3:28 PM Ken Carpenter
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Published in the America's HQrse Daily  Jan 1, 2013, 3:28 PM Ken Carpenter
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Trail Etiquette by Mary Melton  106k v. 3 Jan 1, 2013, 3:28 PM Ken Carpenter
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