Sustainability is first and foremost. Sustainability on natural surface trail corridors is defined as “the characteristic of a travel surface to support currently planned and future uses with minimal impact to the natural systems of the area.” Sustainable trails have negligible soil loss or movement while allowing the naturally occurring plant systems to inhabit the area, recognizing required pruning and eventual removal of certain plants over time. Sustainable trails will not adversely affect the naturally occurring fauna. Sustainable trail design will accommodate existing and future uses while only allowing appropriate uses. The sustainable trail will require little rerouting and minimal maintenance over extended periods of time. Proper trail alignment and the design of features will minimize the time water flows on the trail.
Our Team’s number one goal is to keep water off of the trail and people on the trail!