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19th National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 15-18, 2008

Thanks to our generous Symposium Sponsors!

We would like to thank the generous sponsors who made the 19th National Trails Symposium possible. Conference attendees are listed alphabetically by last name. Other information provided follows the legend below.

American Discovery Trail Society
Susan Henley, Executive Director
2713 Youngs Dr.
Haymarket, VA 20169
(703) 753-0149 – Fax (703) 754-9008 –
The American Discovery Trail (ADT) is a new breed of national trail – part city, part small town, part forest, part mountains, part desert – all in one trail. It’s 6,800 miles of continuous, multi-use trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to Point Reyes National Seashore, California. It reaches across America, linking community to community in the first coast-to-coast, nonmotorized trail. The ADT provides trail users the opportunity to journey into the heart of all that is uniquely American – its culture, heritage, landscape, and spirit.

American Hiking Society
Seth Levy, Southeast Trail Programs Director
175 Hamm Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 266-2507 x4 – Fax (423) 266-2558 –
American Hiking Society is the only national organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, the natural areas that surround them, and the hiking experience itself. Please stop by our booth or visit our website to learn about our programs or to join us.

American Quarter Horse Association
Stephanie McCommon, Manager of Membership Services
PO Box 200
Amarillo, TX 79168
(806) 378-4633 – Fax (806) 349-6409

American Society of Landscape Architects
Nancy Somerville, Executive Vice President/CEO
636 Eye St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 898-2444 –

American Trails
Pam Gluck, Executive Director
P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 547-2060 – Fax (530) 547-2035 –
American Trails is one of the most extensive resources in the world for trails. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Redding, California, American Trails is pursuing a national infrastructure of trails and greenways within 15 minutes of every American home or workplace. Through education, partnerships, and timely information resources, American Trails promotes the creation, conservation, and broad enjoyment of quality trails and greenways that serves a full range of activities. American Trails manages the National Trails Training Partnership. Through the National Trails Symposium, as well as the American Trails website, trail managers and advocates look to American Trails for technical resources on trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation, funding, safety, accessibility, advocacy, and more. So, whether you are interested in hiking, road biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, flatwater paddling, whitewater paddling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATV riding, snowmobiling, or four-wheeling ...American Trails is working for you.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
c/o Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Jody Carton
PO Box 312
Lyme, NH 03768
(603) 795-4935 – Fax (603) 795-4936 –
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, founded in 1925, is a volunteer-based, private nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and management—for recreation and education—of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the trail. Working with a network of 30 affiliated clubs and multiple federal and state agencies, the ATC is responsible for the care of more than 250,000 acres of public land that provide a narrow buffer for the legendary footpath, which Congress adopted into the national park system in 1968 while providing for this private-sector stewardship. Further information, including ways to volunteer, can be found at or by calling (304) 535-6331.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Linda Kyzer, Internal Consultant
PO Box 2181
Little Rock, AR 72120
(501) 378-2970 – Fax (501) 378-2914
The Blue and You Fitness Challenge is a physical activity contest during which employees or members of organizations participate in eligible exercises (cardiovascular focused) for a three-month period (March 1 – May 31). Participants exercise along a virtual United States route, advancing by satisfying one 30-minute exercise requirement per day. Established contest measurements with assigned point values are communicated at the beginning of the contest, and then recorded throughout the competition. Participating organizations are grouped by size and compete for a winner in each category. At the end of the contest, winning teams are named, based on accumulated points.

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Neil Curry, Facility Manager Central Arkansas Nature Center
500 Clinton Ave., Suite 216
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 907-0636 – Fax (501) 907-0638 –

Arkansas Master Naturalists
Anne Goodman Massey, President
4610 Crestwood Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 666-1411 –
Arkansas Master Naturalists (AMN) is a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to serve their local communities through educational activities and projects that lead to ecosystem and habitat enhancement. AMN volunteers receive more than 40 hours of training in wildlife and resource management by experts. They also receive an additional 8 hours of advanced training each year. AMN is currently working with the Cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas on trail construction and maintenance. Volunteers are also constructing and reconditioning trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Volunteers also help with educational programs at local venues.

Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department
Bill Bastress, Transportation Planner
PO Box 2261
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 569-2100 – Fax (501) 569-2597 –
The AHTD administers federal highway funds that are allocated to the Arkansas Recreation Trails Program. Since the inception of the program, AHTD has administered approximately 400 trail projects for approximately $8 million. The AHTD is also responsible for administering Arkansas’ state highway system, which includes 16,440 miles of roadway and 7,130 bridges. The mission statement of the agency is to provide a safe, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound intermodal transportation system for the user.

Arkansas State Parks
Joe Jacobs, Marketing & Revenue Manager
1 Capitol Mall
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-6923 – Fax (501) 682-1364 –
Celebrating 75 years of making memories, Arkansas State Parks has been at the forefront of trail design, building, and maintenance in The Natural State. From the first trails built by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Petit Jean State Park in 1933, to the three suspension bridges constructed at Cane Creek State Park last year, the park system’s legacy of trail excellence endures. Choose from natural, recreational, historical, and archeological trails. Over 300 miles of trails include hiking, equestrian, mountain biking, kayaking, backpacking, and barrier-free choices for visitors. Visit our booth to learn more about the State Parks of Arkansas.

Arkansas Tourism Development Foundation
303 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Arrowhead Trails, Inc.
Tony Boone
11121 County Road 240
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-2817 – Fax (303) 258-7425 –

Asphalt Systems, Inc.
Mike Freisthler, President
2323 Campbell Road
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 726-0831 – Fax (937) 492-8009 –
Bio-based – asphalt pavement treatment rejuvenator and sealer.
Bio-based – waterless hand cleaner.
Bio-based – graffiti remover.
Approximately 20 bio-based (green) products.

Back Country Horsemen of America
Peg Greiwe, Executive Secretary
PO Box 1367
Graham, WA 98338-1367
(360) 832-2451 – Fax (360) 832-2471 –
Back Country Horsemen of America is a service organization working in the back country and educating the users of the back country. Our purposes are:
• To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness areas.
• To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
• To assist the various government, state, and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
• To educate, encourage, and solicit active participation in the use of the back country resource by stock users and the general public commensurate with our heritage.

Roger Bell
505 W. Cypress
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 953-2553 – Fax (909) 793-6921

Beneficial Designs, Inc.
Jeremy Vlcan, Trails Project Assistant
2240 Meridian Blvd, Ste. C
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 783-8822 x111 – Fax (775) 783-8823 -
Review the latest tools available for quickly and accurately making trail assessments using the High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process (HETAP) with auto report generation of trail lengths, grades, cross slopes, obstructions, and firmness and stability. The latest technology available for trail gate barriers will also be on display including exhaust heat detection devices.

John Beneke
Arkansas State Parks
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 682-1227 – Fax (501) 682-0081 –

Black Rhino Recycling, Inc.
Keith Brody, Vice President
4503 Lebanon Church Rd.
West Mifflin, PA 15122
(800) 974-4669 – Fax (866) 311-5377 –
Black Rhino Recycling, Inc. is a national supplier of green building materials specializing in non-wood dimensional recycled plastic lumber, timbers, planking, and decking. Our primary customers are the U.S. Department of Defense, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. We supply plastic lumber and innovative products such as recycled plastic wheel chocks, parking curbs, dunnage, and outdoor furniture. We also provide materials recommendations for exterior construction projects such as docks, platforms, and pedestrian bridges and walkways. Building green has both short-term and long-term benefits. These products require minimal maintenance and reconstruction by future project owners.

Blue Ribbon Coalition
Greg Mumm, Executive Director
4555 Burley Dr., Suite A
Pocatello, ID 83202
(208) 237-1008 x106 – Fax (208) 258-3742 –
The Blue Ribbon Coalitio n is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide.

Bobcat Company
Mike Melroe, Gov. Sales Manager
250 E. Beaton Dr.
W. Fargo, ND 58087
(701) 241-8778 – Fax (772) 325-2644 –
Bobcat Company, world leader in compact equipment.

Bridge Builders USA, Inc.
Greg Solomon, Trade Show Manager
310 Terrell Road
Franklin, NC 28734
(800) 874-9403 – Fax (828) 524-5441 –
In business more than 28 years, Bridge Builders USA, Inc. has completed over 1,000 custom timber installations on trails, parks, golf courses, public access boardwalk complexes, light duty bridges, and commercial and residential bridges for developments. We have worked for diverse clientele who endorse and recommend our bridge contracting company for outstanding performance and excellent quality. Bridge Builders stands behind its promise of environmental stewardship, integrity, and superior performance. Visit us today at

CEI Engineering Associates, Inc.
Dwight Heasley, Registered Landscape Architect
3317 SW “I” St.
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-9472 – Fax (479) 273-0844 –
CEI is a consolidated land development consulting firm. We focus our design process on the importance of using the elements of the site as the foundation for establishing solutions that are functional and cost effective. We provide a full range of services, masterplan, environmental analysis and studies, surveying, wetland boundaries, wetland mitigation, CLOMR and LOMR, grant application, construction documents, construction staking, construction observation, as well as landscape architecture an engineering for all projects.

California National Historic Trail
c/o Oregon-California Trail Association
Travis Boley, Association Manager
524 S. Osage St.
Independence, MO 64056
(816) 252-2276 – Fax (816) 836-0989 –
The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) is the pre-eminent guardian and promoter of the inspirational story of the 19th century westward American migration, which is unique in world history. Our mission is to protect the Historic Emigrant Trails legacy by promoting research, education, preservation activities and public awareness of the trails, and to work with others to promote these causes. Our primary (though certainly not exclusive) partner in protecting and promoting the Oregon and California National Historic Trails from Missouri to the Pacific Coast is the National Park Service Long-Distance Trails Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
c/o National Park Service
Suzanne Copping, National Historic Areas Coordinator
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 295-3149 – Fax (410) 267-5777
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, designated in 2006, consists of a series of water routes, extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, that traces the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. The trail will also recognize the American Indian towns and culture of the seventeenth century, interpret the historic and contemporary natural history of the Bay, and provide new opportunities for education, recreation, and heritage tourism in the Chesapeake Bay region. Visitors can experience the trail and learn its stories by land and water at designated sites along the voyage routes.

Carsonite Composites LLC
Theresa Houghton, Customer Service Manager
605 Bob Gifford Boulevard
Early Branch, SC 29916
(800) 648-7916 – Fax (803) 943-3375 –
Visibility is our specialty! Carsonite helps you build safety in with our street signs, boundary markers, traffic control markers, surface mounted delineators, campsite markers and sign support paths. Carsonite also carries a full line of stock and custom recreational signage to fill all of your marking needs. We also have a full line of safety fencing for recreation and work zones. Our greenline markers and parking blocks are made from recycled materials in the Go Green era! Come see why Carsonite set the standard and we still do the best!

Central Arkansas Cycling Community
James Britt
14015 Windsor Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 907-2435 – Fax (501) 907-2410 –
Central Arkansas Cycling Community consists of the Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA) and the Arkansas Bicycle Club (ABC). BACA promotes bicycling safety and utilization of local roads, trails, and facilities for bicycle commuting and recreation and related advocacy issues. ABC maintains a monthly ride schedule with about 5 rides per week and sponsors the Arky 100 ride in October each year. BACA has bicycling instruction classes and sponsors a monthly Bike to Work Day as well as the annual Bike to Work Day on 2 routes in May. Visit us at and

Central Arkansas Dreamscapes
Nick Barsotti, Owner
7509 Cantrell Rd.
Little Rock, AR 722074
(501) 663-9302 – Fax (501) 663-9302
Central Arkansas Dreamscapes, in cooperation with Little Rock Parks & Recreation, created the exquisite landscaping and waterfall feature in the exhibit hall for the 2008 National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
Adrienne Moore Terry, Director of Convention Services
2 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 424-4424 – Fax (423) 265-1630 –
Chattanooga is nestled along the banks of the Tennessee River and surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty. We’re a safe, walkable, and affordable city. To make it easier to get around downtown, there is a free electric shuttle connecting the convention center, hotels, attractions, restaurants and more. Our newly revitalized riverfront is scattered with attractions, a 12-mile paved Riverwalk, parks, and green spaces. Mountains, lakes, and rivers are available for your enjoyment offering numerous trails for walking, biking, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. Call us anytime at (800) 322-2244.

Chattanooga looks forward to hosting the 20th National Trails Symposium in 2010!

City of North Little Rock
Bob Rhoads, Parks & Recreation Director
Shannon Harris, Advertising & Promotion
2700 Willow
North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 791-8538 – Fax (501) 791-8528 –
“Looking North is Looking Good” – The City of North Little Rock is excited to have the National Trails Symposium in Central Arkansas. You are encouraged to use one of our many trails located along the Arkansas River, or in our 2,000 acres of park land. We have just what one needs to walk, run, or ride on paved or off road trails.

City Parks Conservancy
Kellie Wilhite, Executive Director
PO Box 7329
Little Rock, AR 72217
(501) 603-9900 – Fax (501) 603-9900 –
Mission: The City Parks Conservancy is a private, independent, nonprofit organization committed to providing resources and supporting partnerships that augment efforts to sustain a healthy, beautiful, and usable parks system for the citizens of Little Rock. Goals: To seek and accept appropriate gifts which further the mission of the City Parks Conservancy; to raise awareness of the individual, community, economic, and environmental benefits of parks and recreation; and to acquire land to protect for use by future generations.

John Collins
Associate Professor
University of North Texas
PO Box 310769
Denton, TX 76203
(940) 565-3422 – Fax (940) 565-4904

Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods
David Martin, CEO
303 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 975-6251 – Fax (501) 975-4241 –
In 1961, Wayne Cranford and Jim Johnson started an agency whose mission was to bring the most innovative and effective advertising to its region. Forty-seven years later, CJRW ranks in the top 3% of agencies nationally and the eighth largest independently owned agency in the Southwest. Long recognized as a national leader in travel and tourism marketing, the firm specializes in creating powerful communications built on insight and strategic execution. CJRW offers a fully integrated palette of marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, media planning and placement, video production, publications, public policy, and interactive services. Many of its clients have been business partners for decades. Loyalty like that can only be earned through consistent quality performance that produces excellent results.

DHM Design
Karen Current, Marketing Director
1390 Lawrence Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 892-5566 – Fax (303) 892-4984 –
DHM Design has been designing and preserving beautiful landscapes, pioneering sustainable design, and crafting successful communities since 1975. With a focus on realizing our client’s vision through a sustainable design ethic, we are a story of continuous innovation and growth. We pride ourselves on an award-winning reputation as greenway and trails specialists, from concept through construction. For more information, please visit

Daktronics, Inc.
Valorie Stoll, Office Coordinator
7123 I-30, Suite 30
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 565-4500 – Fax (501) 565-4505 –
Daktronics is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of scoreboards, electronic message displays, large-screen video displays and sound systems for all sports and all levels of competition.
Daktronics systems are designed to work together to provide truly integrated solutions for nearly any sport, from aquatics to wrestling, for venues of all sizes, from Little League baseball fields to NFL stadiums. The company backs those systems with local sales and service representatives in offices around the country and around the world. Daktronics employees are committed to serving area schools with local service, helping their customers create lasting solutions.

E.T. Techtonics, Inc.
G. Eric Johansen, President
213 Monroe St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-7620 – Fax (215) 592-7620 –
E.T. Techtonics, Inc. specializes in the design of lightweight maintenance-free fiberglass trail bridges for pedestrian, equestrian, and light vehicle use. The bridge system is the lightest structural system currently available on the market. It is shipped unassembled in component parts (heaviest piece approximately 90 lbs.), and is bolted together on-site using standard hand tools. This allows easy bridge installation in remote and ecologically sensitive areas. It is an excellent system for use in wetland and marine-type environments, as fiberglass components do not rot or corrode, and require no maintenance. Additional information can be found on our website.

East Coast Greenway Alliance
Karen Votava, Executive Director
27 North Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 789-1706 – Fax (401) 789-4625 –
The East Coast Greenway is a 2,950-mile urban spine trail that will provide muscle-powered users of all abilities with a safe off-road pathway, linking cities and towns along the eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida.

Terry & Ken Eastin
858 N. Jackson Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 571-2665 or

Eastin Outdoors Inc.
Ken & Terry Eastin, Co-Owners
858 N. Jackson
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 236-0938 – Fax (479) 571-2665
Eastin Outdoors is a landscape architecture planning, design, and trail construction firm specializing in trails advocacy, funding, promotion, low impact trail development, site interpretation, and master planning. For more information, contact Ken Eastin at (479) 236-0939 or

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
Deb Balliet, CEO
4037 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 455-8383 – Fax (859) 455-8381 –
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) helps conserve land for horses and horse-related activity through awareness-building and education. No land = no horses. Loss of land – at a rate of 250 acres per hour – is a huge threat to the equestrian lifestyle and industry. ELCR educates horsemen and women about environmentally sound land stewardship, and the conservation of land for the riding, breeding, training, competing, and keeping of horses. We are also interested in maintaining and increasing access to trails, on both public and private lands, for equestrians. We provide our awareness building and educational services to individuals, equine groups, and conservation groups nationwide. For more information, visit

Mylon Filkins
6701 Desmond Court
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 832-1150 – Fax (661) 832-9653

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Greenways and Trails
Jim Wood, Assistant Director
3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
(850) 245-2052 – Fax (850) 245-2053 –
Establishing a statewide system of greenways and trails in Florida for conservation, recreation, and alternative transportation purposes.

Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation, Inc.
Helen Koehler, President
1950 SE 111th Court
Morriston, FL 32668
(352) 486-7040 –
The Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation, Inc. exists to find funding to support the mission and goals of the Office of Greenways and Trails, through the generous support of members and donors who share our concern for the future of Florida’s wild, natural, and scenic outdoor recreational areas, and who consider them assets of great worth, our State’s natural heritage, to be protected and passed on to future generations.

Florida National Scenic Trail
c/o Florida Trail Association
Kent Wimmer, Florida National Scenic Trail Liaison
325 John Knox Rd., F-100
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4160
(850) 523-8576 – Fax (850) 523-8578 –
Incorporated in 1964, the Florida Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that builds, maintains, protects, and promotes the 1,400 mile Florida Trail in partnership with the USDA Forest Service. The Florida Trail is one of only eight National Scenic Trails in the United States, and is the only National Scenic Trail where hikers can enjoy both subtropical and temperate ecosystems year round. With 18 local chapters, FTA provides educational opportunities for people to learn to appreciate and conserve the natural beauty of Florida, as well as recreational opportunities for hiking and camping.

Friends of the Ouachita Trail
Jim Gifford, President
35 Toledo Dr.
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
(501) 922-1680 –
Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT) is a nonprofit corporation organized exclusively to provide assistance for the maintenance, enhancement, and use of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

Pam and Jeff Gluck
21750 Rolling Hills Dr.
Palo Cedro, CA 96073
(530) 547-3093 – Fax (530) 547-2035

Ken Gould
11140 Rivercrest Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 324-9952

Great Rivers Greenway District
Glenna Brown, Administrative Assistant
1000 S. Louis Union Station, Suite 102
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 436-7009 – Fax (314) 438-8004 –
The Great Rivers Greenway District was established in 2000 by voter approval in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri. The District was created to develop the River Ring, a regional, interconnected system of greenways, parks, and trails. The Great Rivers Greenway District is the largest quality-of-life initiative passed in the Midwest and the 1/10 of one cent sales tax generates over $11 million annually. Funds are used for planning, design, and construction of the River Ring and the District leverages funds with municipal, county, state, and Federal resources whenever possible.

Hanna Oil & Gas Company
Bill Hanna, President
PO Box 1356
Fort Smith, AR 72902-1356
(479) 782-8808 – Fax (479) 782-1343
An independent oil and gas company providing jobs and supplying North America with its energy needs.

Heart Clinic Arkansas
Marcia Atkinson, CEO
10100 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 255-6000 – Fax (501) 255-6400 –
Heart Clinic Arkansas (HCA), a physician-owned cardiology clinic and the founding sponsors of the Medical Mile, raised $2.1 million from hospitals, insurance providers, health coalitions, medical associations, individual physicians, and businesses in support of the project. The purpose of the Medical Mile is to highlight the connection between healthy lifestyle choices and prevention of disease. By providing health education and encouraging exercise, the Medical Mile aims to decrease heart disease by reducing obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. HCA’s 30 cardiologists serve the state of Arkansas with five offices and eighteen satellite locations offering compassionate, comprehensive, and cost effective cardiac services including general diagnostic, interventional and peripheral cardiology, electrophysiology, pediatric and congenital, heart transplantation, congestive heart failure, nuclear, coronary, and peripheral CTA, cardiac magnetic resonance, cardiovascular research, device management, EECP, and wellness services.

Hulet Hornbeck
4807 John Muir Rd.
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 228-2350

IPM Docks & Boardwalks
Brian Morton, Sales Manager
51787 M-40 North, PO Box 278
Marcellus, MI 49067
(866) 646-3038 – Fax (269) 646-2224 –
Fab Masters Co. has provided premier machining service for the aluminum extrusion industry since 1984. The 108,000 square foot facility employees 150, is ISO 9001/2000 Certified, Government registered (Cage Code 3M4W4), supplies services from raw extrusion procurement to completed parts; and manufactured IPM brand custom docks and boardwalks since 2001. IPM custom docks & boardwalk systems are smartly designed to coexist well with nature and protect the environment. Constructed with maintenance free premium materials, IPM systems easily adapt to floating or stationary use or a combination of both. Here is a safe long-term solution to accessing lakefront and wetlands areas. Mfg. by Fab Masters Co. Inc.

Iditarod National Historic Trail
c/o Bureau of Land Management
Kevin Keeler, Federal Administrator
4700 BLM Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 267-1207 – Fax (907) 267-1267 –
100 Years of America's Last Great Gold Rush Trail. One hundred years ago, America's last great gold rush led to the opening of a 1,000 mile winter trail that relied on the bond between man and his “best friend”— the sled dog. Today the historic route is home to several famous long-distance winter races and used annually by thousands for recreation, hunting, and inter-village travel. Learn about the work of an alliance from Seward and Nome to protect the legacy of the years past, and improve access to the Trail and all its legends for the next century.

Illinois Trail Riders
Denise Maxwell, President
4873 Indian Hills Dr.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-2591 –
Illinois Trail Riders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping equestrian trails open while encouraging the development of new trails, improved horse trailer parking, and camping facilities, and promoting multi-use trails, greenways, and open space which include horse activities. The importance of equestrian trail development at a time when open space and farmland is disappearing cannot be overemphasized. Pressure from those who wish to curtail horse use on trails must be countered while multi-use concepts are encouraged. The politicians, planners, trail managers, and public must be educated as to our concerns and needs as equestrians.

International Mountain Bicycling Association
Scott Linnenburger, Director of Field Programs
PO Box 7578
Boulder, CO 80306
(303) 545-9011 – Fax (303) 545-9026 –
The International Mountain Bicycling Association and its 650 affiliated grassroots mountain bike clubs create, enhance, and preserve great riding opportunities around the world. The IMBA network provides more than one million hours of volunteer trail stewardship annually and takes responsibility for the creation and upkeep of thousands of miles of shared-use, natural surface trails across the United States. Through flagship programs such as the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, IMBA Trail Solutions, and the National Mountain Bike Patrol and best-selling trail design, construction, and management books, IMBA is constantly innovating, educating, and setting the standard for great trail experiences.

Interpretive Graphics
Jim Peters, President
3590 Summerhill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 942-5812 – Fax (801) 943-6008 –
Specializing in the development of exterior interpretive, historical, and commemorative signage, Interpretive Graphics offers services ranging from initial planning and design through graphics production, fabrication, and installation.

JACOBS Consultancy
Sally Horsey, Landscape Architect
10816 Executive Center Dr., Suite 300
Little Rock, AR 72211-4383
(501) 223-0515 – Fax (501) 223-2470 –
JACOBS’ Urban Design & Planning group is passionate about creating quality trails and greenways. Our team designs projects that go beyond functional needs to enhance the quality of people’s lives. JACOBS’ design process focuses on client goals and priorities, while striking a balance between design aesthetics, functionality, and challenges of existing terrain/sites. We strive to provide high quality services that exceed the expectations of our clients, the end users and the communities that enjoy the outcomes. With our diverse “One Source, One Firm” multidisciplinary capabilities, we can take your project from “Vision to Reality.”

John Deere
Cheryl Salley, Manager, Sponsored Programs
One John Deere Place
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 748-7961 – Fax (309) 748-7953 –
John Deere (Deere & Company – NYSE: DE) is the world’s leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation around the globe.

Bryan Kellar
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-1301 – Fax (501) 682-0081

Rob Lambert
447 Chimney Rock Drive
Sherwood, AR 72120
(501) 835-5045

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
c/o National Park Service
Carol McBryant, Chief of Interpretation
601 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 661-1818 – Fax (402) 661-1819 –

Lewis & Clark Outfitters
Ty Horton
207 N. University
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 537-1401 store – (479) 263-0115 cell –

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gretchen Hall, CMP, Director of Merchandising & Communications
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 3232
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 370-3243 – Fax (501) 370-3230 –

Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Truman Tolefree, Director
500 W Markham St., #108
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4770 –

Loris and Associates, Inc.
Bj DeLancey, Marketing Coordinator
2585 Trailridge Drive East
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 444-2073 – Fax (303) 444-0611 –
Loris and Associates, Inc. is committed to making small contributions – one trail at a time – to the establishment and expansion of our country’s diverse network of trails. We specialize in the design and engineering of urban corridors and shared-use paths, as well as mountain trails in challenging terrain. Our design experience also includes pedestrian bridges, retaining walls, underpasses, structures, streetscapes, and traffic calming features. Our low-impact, environmentally sensitive designs focus on delivering exceptional user experience while also meeting federal, AASHTO, ADA, and/or DOT requirements. Loris has worked on many projects funded through the FHWA Transportation Enhancement Program.

Lose & Associates, Inc.
Chris Camp, President
1314 5th Ave. N, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 242-0040 – Fax (615) 242-1405 –
Greenways and trails are a specialty at Lose & Associates. With over 60 miles of built trails and over 1,000 miles of planned trails, we are adept at meeting unique site challenges and getting the built product on the ground. Working in communities of varying sizes, locations and budgetary constraints, we have become familiar with a wide range of design approaches and construction techniques, and we have developed our own Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) specific to greenways. Using environmentally sensitive planning, minimizing maintenance, facilitating regulatory approvals, and maximizing connectivity are key guideposts of our greenways.

Loretta Melancon
Friends of the Ouachita Trail
20 Caribe Place
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
(501) 915-8033 –

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Peter Hark, Operations Manager
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 259-5618 – Fax (651) 297-5475 –
Minnesota’s state system of recreational trails and public water access facilities provides a welcome break from workday routines. The system includes over 1,560 public water access sites, 250 fishing piers, and numerous shore accesses, waysides, and campsites along Minnesota’s 3,400 miles of designated river trails. Minnesota’s 26 state trails offer over 1,300 miles of hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding opportunities through diverse natural landscapes. Off-highway vehicles explore hundreds of miles of designated trails. Minnesota provides motorized and nonmotorized trail grants to clubs and local governments, supporting a nearly 20,000-mile grant-in-aid snowmobile trail system and many other trail facilities.

Mississippi River Trail, Inc.
Terry Eastin, President
858 N. Jackson
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 236-0938 – Fax (479) 571-2665 -

Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks
Bob Walker, Special Projects Coordinator
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
(406) 444-3755
People have been walking, riding, and canoeing along Montana trails for centuries. Many existing trails follow these ancient routes, including the Nez Perce, Continental Divide and Lewis and Clark National Scenic and Historic Trails and the Old North Trail along the Rocky Mountain Front, an important travel and trade corridor for at least 3,000 years. Over the years, trail use technology has expanded to include skis, bicycles, in-line skates, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and other ways of getting from one place to another. Montana is best known for its web of backcountry hiking and equestrian trails, traversing vast, spectacular landscapes. Most of the backcountry system has been in place for decades, so agencies now focus primarily on maintenance, enforcement, improving access, protecting natural resources, and connecting the ever-growing urban trail systems together and to the backcountry.

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
Ann Vance, Operations Manager
427 Central Ave West
Great Falls, MT 59404
(208) 458-0131 – Fax (208) 458-0136 –
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to develop and provide a wide spectrum of programs, materials, and information or “tools” to individuals, clubs, associations and agencies. The NOHVCC booth provides examples of national OHV educational materials and programs used to promote responsible OHV recreation and effective management. Program material includes “Park Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicles,” “On the Right Trail,” “The Adventure Trail,” American Safety Institute “ATV Rider Course,” Motorcycle Safety Foundation “Dirt Bike School,” and Motorcycle Industry Council “Right Rider.”

National Park Service – RTCA
Charlie Stockman
Program Manager, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance
1201 Eye Street NW
Washington DC 20005
(202) 354-6907 –
The National Park Service cares for nearly 400 natural, cultural, and recreational properties nationwide. These places preserve the rich legacy of our Nation. People from all countries visit national park areas to experience America's story. The American system of national parks was the
world’s first. Within park areas, NPS maintains 18,500 miles of trails. NPS administers or co-administers 21 components of the 60,000-mile National Trails System. NPS also helps communities preserve local heritage and recreational opportunities through programs such as Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance. Grants and technical assistance help save historic places, create local parks and recreational facilities, conserve rivers and streams, and develop trails.

National Scenic Byways Program
Mark Conley, Federal Lands Scenic Byways Coordinator
394 Lake Avenue South, Suite 600
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 625-3302 – Fax (218) 625-3333 & –
The National Scenic Byways (NSB) Program was established under the intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, and reauthorized in 1998 under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Under the program, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. There are 125 such designated Byways in 44 states. The Federal Highway Administration promotes the collection as the America’s Byways®.

Nez Perce National Historic Trail
c/o U.S.D.A. Forest Service
Sandi McFarland
12730 Hwy. 12
Orofino, ID 83544
(208) 476-8334 – Fax (208) 476-8329 –
The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail traverses a landscape of history and carries understanding to those who travel it. For thousands of years the Nez Perce, who call themselves Nimiípuu (The People), followed this trail across the mountains to visit friends and relatives on the plains, to trade and to hunt buffalo. Then, in 1877, it became a trail of sadness. More than 750 Nez Perce, mostly women, children and elderly, made a heroic yet futile flight seeking freedom and peace far from their homeland. They found only bloodshed and suffering as U.S. soldiers relentlessly pursued them. Congress established the 1,170-mile Nez Perce route as a National Historic Trail in 1986 to ensure significant sites will be preserved for future generations. As you stand in the exact places the combatants stood, you will realize what happened in 1877— when a group of people fought for and lost their homeland—could be a story from today’s headlines. But you may also feel hope in knowing the descendants of those who once met in battle now walk the trail together.

North American Trail Ride Conference
Doreen Portner, Chair of Trail Committee for NATRC
PO Box 1057
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-6980 –
The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) is the oldest and largest competitive trail ride organization in the United States. A competitive trail ride is not a race, but competitors cover a marked course in a given period of time. The horse is judged on condition, soundness and trail ability on natural trail obstacles. The rider is judged on trail equitation, trail safety/courtesy, stabling, etc. The emphasis is on safety and how the rider helps his equine partner in traveling the course. The pace is about 3.5 – 6 mph, on 30 – 60 miles over a two-day ride, depending on the division.

NorthShore Business Park
Gene Pfeifer / Donna Rochell, Administrative Assistant
Eugene M. Pfeifer, III, Investments
Highway 10 Executive Suites, Suite 2A
16623 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 367-0007 – Fax (501) 367-0009
All attending the 2008 Symposium should visit NorthShore Business Park to see a perfect example of how ADJACENCY TO TRAILS STIMULATES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. The park is immediately north of the Big Dam Bridge and has frontage on a mile of the Arkansas River Trail, donated by the park’s developer who has a profound belief in the positive impact of trails on development. The park has several businesses that located there primarily to provide Bike-To-Work opportunities for employees, as well as noontime and after hours recreation opportunities.

Ohio Valley Equestrian Trails Symposium
Candace Bourne, President, Trails for the Future, Inc.
PO Box 595
Vienna, IL 62995
(618) 833-3436
OVETS (Ohio Valley Equestrian Trails Symposium) began in 1999 as an educational forum for equestrian trail users inspired by the highly successful National Symposium on Horse Trails in Forest Ecosystems held in Clemson, SC in 1998. OVETS today annually offers a learning environment in a relaxed setting, featuring riding time with your horses and presentations to educate and networking to build relationships, further enhancing efforts promoting equestrian access to trails on public lands and elsewhere.

Oregon National Historic Trail
c/o Oregon-California Trail Association
Travis Boley, Association Manager
524 S. Osage St.
Independence, MO 64056
(816) 252-2276 – Fax (816) 836-0989 –
The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) is the pre-eminent guardian and promoter of the inspirational story of the 19th century westward American migration, which is unique in world history. Our mission is to protect the Historic Emigrant Trails legacy by promoting research, education, preservation activities and public awareness of the trails, and to work with others to promote these causes. Our primary (though certainly not exclusive) partner in protecting and promoting the Oregon and California National Historic Trails from Missouri to the Pacific Coast is the National Park Service Long-Distance Trails Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Ozark Society
Alice Andrews, President
63 Robinwood Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72227
(501) 219-4295 – Fax (501) 219-4297 –
Ozark Society mission: conservation, education, recreation. Our focus: protecting streams, forests, wilderness. Founded in 1962 for purpose of saving the Buffalo River from 2 dams. This spectacularly beautiful river is now a national river. We publish a number of books, guides, and maps that will be available at our booth.

Ozark Society Foundation
Dana Steward, Chairman
810 Koehler Ave.
Sherwood, AR 72120
(501) 835-3390
Ozark Society Foundation was established by The Ozark Society as a nonprofit charitable organization for the purpose of publishing high quality conservation and environmental books and soliciting, holding and granting funds for projects promoting conservation in the Ozarks region. Best selling books include Wildflowers of Arkansas, the Buffalo River Handbook, and Arkansas Butterflies and Moths. Reach us on the Ozark Society website,, or through our distributor, the University of Arkansas Press at

Partnership for the National Trails System
40th Anniversary Committee
Jere Krakow, Chair
9411 Lona Lane NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 828-0309

Gil Penalosa
2328 Woodfield Rd.
Oakville, Ontario L6H 6Y6 CANADA
(905) 399-1314

Gene & Linda Pfeifer
16300 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 868-5222 – Fax (501) 868-5252

Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc.
Susan Waters, VP Sales & Marketing
10252 Hwy. 65
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(641) 648-5073 – Fax (641) 648-5074 –
Manufacturer of 100% recycled plastic site furnishings, park benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, car stops, bollards, speed bumps, landscape timbers, and plastic lumber.

Pony Express National Historic Trail
c/o National Pony Express Association
Jere Krakow, Nevada Division
9411 Lona Lane NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 828-0309
As the key trail association advocating for and commemorating the Pony Express, the National Pony Express Association (NPEA) is made up of seven state divisions. The nearly 2,000-mile National Historic Trail extends from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento and San Francisco, California. Each year the NPEA conducts a reride carrying a mochilla of letters across the entire route in ten days. The NPEA works closely with private citizens, communities, school districts, and federal agencies in educational outreach to convey the story of the Pony Express. It also seeks to preserve and protect resources along the entire trail so that future generations may experience the actual setting of historic site and landscape.

Professional Trailbuilders Association
Don Hays, Treasurer
PO Box 7672
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-9128 – Fax (530) 583-1372 –
A nonprofit association of trail consultants, designers,and builders.

Progressive Trail Design, LLC
Nathan Woodruff & Don West, Co-Owners
3665 Haymaker Place
Fayetteville, AR 72704
(479) 966-0286 – Fax (479) 442-8050 –
Progressive Trail Design, LLC is a progressive trail building company dedicated to providing people with an unparalleled experience that meets the ever-growing desire for outdoor exploration. We offer our client’s specialized skills in quality machine or hand-built trails. Whether it is hiking, biking or motorized trail use, our goal is to link users to their natural environment. Our design team offers over 30 years of experience constructing miles of trails for a diverse clientele: municipalities, state parks, and private landowners. We specialize in providing cutting-edge recreation opportunities: BMX tracks, freeride/dirt jumps bike parks, ATV/Motocross trails, and downhill MTB courses.

Pulaski County / Big Dam Bridge Foundation
Judge F.G. “Buddy” Villines, County Judge
201 S. Broadway, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 340-8305 – Fax (501) 340-8282
Our booth will have information about the Big Dam Bridge Foundation, Big Dam Bridge t-shirts for sale, and it will also include information about Pulaski County Trails System and plans for additional trails.

Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau / Great River Trail
Joe Taylor, President/CEO
2021 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
(563) 322-3911 x116 – Fax (309) 764-9443 –
The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) is the official tourism destination marketing and management organization for the Quad Cities, which hosted the National Trails Symposium in 2006. The QCCVB serves the cities of Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa along with various outlying communities. The Great River Trail connects Rock Island, Illinois to Savanna, Illinois, stretching more than 60 miles along the shores of the Mississippi River. It is part of the Grand Illinois Trail.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Kelly Pack, Manager of Trail Development
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 331-9696 – Fax (202) 223-9257 –
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is working with communities to preserve and transform unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America’s environment, economy, neighborhoods, and people. RTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with more than 100,000 members and supporters. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is located in Washington, DC and has regional offices based in California, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Rhino Marking & Protection Systems
John Hohol, National Market Manager – Recreation
1204 W. 96th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
(800) 522-4343 – Fax (888) 522-4343 –

Bob & Christy Rhoads
7824 N. Hills Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 834-2781

St. Vincent Health System
Jonathan P. Timmis, VP & Chief Strategy Officer
2 St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 552-3928

Sequoyah Research Center
Dan Littlefield, Director
2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-8336 – Fax (501) 371-7585 –
The Sequoyah Research Center is the administrative unit for the American Native Press Archives and the Dr. J.W. Wiggins Collection of Native American Art. The Center conducts and sponsors extensive research on various topics, including the Trail of Tears, working closely with the Arkansas Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association.

Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference
Helen Koehler, Chair
1950 SE 111th Court
Morriston, FL 32668
(352) 317-0273 –
WHAT: Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference (SETC) – From its humble beginnings several years ago, this annual gathering of trail advocates, trail volunteers, trail managers, public agency officials, and trail planners and policymakers has grown to include hundreds of participants. Every year, the SETC increases its influence in bringing the horse trail world together to help understand, shape, and solidify trail policies and agency-user cooperation.
WHEN: July 9-12, 2009 WHERE: The Paramount Plaza Hotel, Gainesville, FL

Stabilizer Solutions, Inc.
Tina Leyva, Show Coordinator
33 South 28th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 225-5900 – Fax (602) 225-5902 –
Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. specializes in natural and fiber reinforced sport, recreational, and landscape surfaces world-wide. Stabilizer is nature’s most unique soil amendment that enhances the equilibrium of the soil and crushed stone surfaces in all climatic conditions. Our patented process naturally binds crushed stone trails, driveways, and parking areas.

Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
c/o National Park Service
Suzanne Copping, National Historic Areas Coordinator
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 295-3149 – Fax (410) 267-5777
The Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, designated in 2008, consists of water and overland routes totaling approximately 290 miles through Virginia, southern Maryland, Baltimore, and the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Patuxent, Potomac, and Patapsco Rivers, commemorating the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812. The trail will provide and enhance visitor and resident access to and interpretation of trail sites and segments and provide a richer context for National Park Service sites and designations that interpret the War of 1812, including Fort McHenry National Memorial, the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, and the Chesapeake National Water Trail.

Surface America, Inc.
Jill Hagen, Sales & Marketing
PO Box 157
Cheektowaga, NY 14231 –
Surface America, Inc. had been installing premium recreational and athletic surfaces nationwide since 1993. Trails…our poured on-site rubber surfacing provides ideal comfort along with environmentally friendliness (high recycled content). Playgrounds…IPEMA Certified poured-in-place & molded tiles, and synthetic grass with infill. Gymnasiums…resilient and durable…poured urethane over a shock absorbent rubber pad, full pour urethane, and snap-in-place tiles. Fitness…featuring the word renown Regupol speckled roll goods & puzzle tiles. Athletic Fields…infilled synthetic grass systems for athletic fields…sister company A-Turf, Inc…

Joe & Kathy Taylor
606 – 11th Ave.
Hampton, IL 61256
(309) 496-2039

TrafficGuard Direct, Inc.
Jon Schram
PO Box 201
Geneva, IL 60134
(877) 727-7347 – Fax (800) 814-7194 –
TrafficGuard® Direct specializes in manufacturing the very best manually operated removable and collapsible bollards to secure restricted access areas. TrafficGuard bollards can be used to limit vehicle access in a wide variety of applications; from simple “keep out” zones in parks and on bike trails to help protect the safety of the public or high security applications such as blocking off vehicle access to high-security military bases. For more information about the TrafficGuard product line, please visit or contact us at 877-727-7347.

Trail Hankie, Inc.
Dewayne Hall, Owner
1122 W. Birmingham Pl.
Broken Arrow, OK 74011
(918) 392-9955 – Fax (918) 459-8779 –
Trail Hankie, Inc. is the home of the Multi-Purpose Bandana. Born of necessity for an all-purpose, all-weather trail map, the multi-functional bandana offers all the uses of a bandana along with trail maps, safety instructions, and outdoor education. It is a washcloth, towel, potholder, bandage, signaling device, safety device, headwear, neckwear, personal hygiene—its uses are only limited to your imagination. Trail Hankie, Inc. also features outdoor apparel such as shirts and caps in traditional cotton and new moisture management fabrics. Apparel can be customized using our selection of outdoor themes or one of your own.

Trails Unlimited
Cam Lockwood, Unit Leader
105A Grand Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 233-4309 – Fax (626) 359-3388 –

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Little Rock District
Roger Howell
324 W. 7th St.
Mountain Home, AR 72651
(870) 425-2700 x122 – Fax (870) 425-3795 –
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resource projects provide over 4,200 miles of trails that offer a variety of outdoor recreation experiences, including hiking and backpacking, mountain and road biking, off-highway vehicle driving, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and boating/paddling. The Corps is the steward of natural resources at 419 waterways and its mission is to manage and conserve those resources, consistent with ecosystem management principles, while providing quality public recreation opportunities. Their role in managing natural and recreational resources provides far-reaching social, economic, and environmental benefits for all Americans.

U.S. D.O.I. Bureau of Land Management
Deb Salt, National Trails Program Leader
1295 Hwy. 93 N.
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-2630
BLM provides an amazing spectrum of recreation opportunities – everything from human-powered activities such as hiking, biking, and canoeing to motor-driven sports such as ATVs, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles to high-risk, high-adventure activities such as climbing, hang-gliding, BASE jumping, rock crawling, geocaching, and in-line mountain skating. Technological advances are bringing about new forms of recreation and changing how, when, and in what season the public engages in outdoor recreation. Increased access to outdoor recreation assets is of ever increasing interest. The BLM manages 476 miles along 33 National Recreation Trails and 18,929 miles of multiple-use trails.

U.S. D.O.T. Federal Highway Administration
Christopher Douwes, Trails and Enhancements Program Manager
HEPN-50, Room E74-474
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20590
(202) 366-5013 – Fax (202) 366-3409 – and
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) works in partnership with the States and Federal agencies to develop a transportation system to move people and goods in a safe, accountable, flexible, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner. FHWA’s trail-related programs help communities increase transportation choices and access for pedestrians and bicyclists; enhance the built and natural environment through scenic and historic highway programs, landscaping, historic preservation, and environmental mitigation; and to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for all kinds of recreational trail enthusiasts.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Nathan Caldwell, Trails Coordinator
4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Rm. 634
Arlington, VA 22203
(705) 358-2205 – Fax (703) 358-2517/2248 –
Information on the Trails and Transportation Programs of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and how it can assist with funding, planning, and training for trails.

U.S.D.A. Forest Service
Jonathan Stephens, Program Manager
Trails & Congressionally Designated Areas
201 14th Street SW, Mailstop 1125
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 205-1701 – Fax (202) 205-1145 –
The U.S. Forest Service is responsible for managing over 192 million acres, including 132,000 miles of National Forest System trails. These trails include nationally and internationally recognized trails such as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, and the Florida National Scenic Trail. Our network of trails provides thousands of visitors with an opportunity for a premiere recreational experience. The Forest Service is committed to providing nonmotorized and motorized recreational participants an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s National Forests.

Voss Signs LLC
Mary Walser, Sales Manager
PO Box 553
Manlius, NY 13104
(800) 473-0698 – Fax (315) 682-7335 –
Since 1965, Voss Signs has provided a full line of stock signs, specializing in custom signs for various organizations, governmental agencies, and other natural resource professionals. Signs are screen printed on aluminum or plastic with durable fade resistant links providing long term outdoor use. Custom signs can be made for many applications such as trail identification, posted signs, boundary markers and warning signs, to name a few. We now offer digital printing for banners, trail maps, sidewalk event signs, and other full color, large format printing.

WHPacific, Inc.
John Pflaum, Sr. Project Manager
12596 W. Bayaud Ave., Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80228
(303) 458-5550 – Fax (303) 480-9766 –
WHPacific is a full-service, 100% Native American owned architectural and engineering firm. We have 18 offices nationwide and are structured around six business lines: Architecture, Building Engineering, Land Development, Surveying, Transportation, and Water Resources. Our Water Resources Division includes our trails and recreation group who specialize in designing cost-effective, multi-use park, trail, and greenway projects. Our expertise includes river restoration and multi-use waterfront projects that combine parks, trails, and recreational boating.

Terry Whaley
PO Box 50733
Springfield, MO 65805
(417) 864-2014

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