Designing a system of trails in the Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve

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dc.contributor.advisor Gregg, Amy L. Hapner, Joshua R. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-09T15:34:24Z 2011-06-09T15:34:24Z 2010 en_US 2010
dc.description.abstract The Red-tail Conservancy is a non-profit land trust which acquires properties through donations and grants and then works to protect them from development and disturbance. The Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve is just such a property which the Red-tail Conservancy purchased in the summer of 2009. Their goal for this property is to turn it into a useable nature preserve with trails, signs, benches, a parking lot, etc. It is the goal of this project to supply the Red-tail Conservancy with all the information they need to make an informed decision as to what sort of infrastructure to install at the property. Specifically, I cover in this report types of trail surfaces, types of trail markers, and types of benches. I also discuss some more general concepts, such as where trails should be built, what the main problems trail builders (and maintainers) face are, and the role of trails in a park/preserve. Hopefully through the information in this report, the Red-tail Conservancy will be able to craft the Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve into a real top-notch environmental education facility.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.description.tableofcontents The need for trails -- A slippery slope -- A trail to somewhere -- Sign, sign, everywhere a sign -- Types of trail surfaces -- Trails, trails everywhere, but not a spot to sit -- Budget -- Goals and outcomes of the project -- Current status of the Nature Preserve.
dc.format.extent vi, 35 p. : digital, PDF file, ill. (some col.), col. map. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nature trails -- Indiana -- Henry County -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.subject.other Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve (Ind.) en_US
dc.title Designing a system of trails in the Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Designing a system of trails in Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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