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Focus Term: Ecology and Environment

Developing Trail in Lincoln Celebrates Nebraska’s Tallgrass Prairie Legacy
February 13, 2019
Welcome to Nebraska’s tallgrass prairie, a rapidly disappearing ecosystem that Nebraskans are racing to preserve—and they hope to do just that with a new corridor and trail: the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch.
Photo courtesy Prairie Corridor Foundation
Bright Horizons: Florida’s Miami LOOP
January 12, 2018
Approximately 54 percent complete to date, the Miami LOOP is a 225-mile trail vision to expand transportation options, make biking and walking safer and more equitable.
The Atlantic Greenway in South Beach is part of Florida’s 225-mile developing Miami LOOP. | Photo by Lee Smith
A View From … The National Trails System
January 03, 2018
In 2018, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, which provided an incredible legacy for all Americans. Five of these iconic American experiences are listed below along with rail-trails that weave in and around them.
Great Shasta Rail Trail | Photo by Christina Schmidlin with Hellikon, courtesy Great Shasta Rail Trail Association
Landmark and Legacy: Nebraska’s Chief Standing Bear Trail
November 01, 2017
The 22.9-mile Chief Standing Bear Trail helps memorialize the 1877 walk of the Ponca Tribe back to their homeland, led by Chief Standing Bear and known as the Ponca Trail of Tears.
Blue Springs trailhead, Chief Standing Bear Trail, Nebraska | Photo by Don Rice
Green Infrastructure Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement
June 01, 2017
This Green Infrastructure Guide encourages partnerships between park and stormwater agencies to promote green infrastructure on park lands.
Five Rail-Trails in America’s National Parks
August 11, 2016
With more than 400 in the National Park System, we wanted to share this great list of five rail-trails in America’s National Parks.
Grand Teton Multi-use Pathway:Greater Yellowstone Trail, Wyoming | Photo by Camrin Dengel
Destination: Washington—Following the Foothills Trail
May 01, 2016
There’s a spot on the Foothills Trail in western Washington where I always slow down. It’s not a sudden steep climb or dicey patch of gravel that causes me to feather my bike brakes on the outskirts of Orting.
Carbon River trestle along the Foothills Trail in western Washington | Photo by Gene Bisbee
Development of Trails along Waterways, Canals, and Flood Channels
July 01, 2011
This report discusses preliminary considerations and strategies for developing a trail along waterways, canals and flood channels.
Constructing Wetland Boardwalks and Trails
June 26, 2006
This Wetland Boardwalks and Trails guide is also based upon three ecotourism workshops conducted by the ASWM.
Considering Contamination in a Rail-Trail Conversion
December 09, 2004
This report discusses how construction of a trail on an abandoned rail corridor involves cleanup of toxic metals, chemicals and contaminants.