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|The TRAIL ASSESSMENT
The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) is an objective method of documenting trail conditions. It is a simple, inexpensive system that provides all of the information required for trail access, use, mapping, maintenance, and environmental interpretation and protection. The UTAP:
|Documents actual trail
|Increases access for people of all
|Enhances user enjoyment by enabling users
to select trails that suit their interests and
|Identifies maintenence and construction
|Facilitates trail planning and
|Enables informed choice of trails based
on interests and abilities
|Inventories trails and
|Monitors environmental impact and
|Documents patterns of trail
|The Universal Trail Assessment Process was developed through the support of the US Department of Education Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR #RW97076011 and SBIR #ED-98-CO-046).
To learn more
about the Universal Trail Assessment Process, contact
Beneficial Designs.. For a schedule of workshops to learn the
UTAP measurement procedures, check the American Trails website
calendar of upcoming events.