Trails and Parks Master Plan for The Mat-Su Area 2013
The Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation worked for over a year on the development of a trails and parks master plan for the Mat-Su. This report is the result of many one-on-one meetings, as well as nine community meetings. The plan was released in July 2013, and we have begun implementing the plan with the trails community and our partners the Mat-Su Health Foundation and Mat-Su Borough. Join us is completing this vision for our communities! Download the document here and contact us on how we can work together for the future of our trails and parks.
Our work is guided by the 2013 Trails and Parks Master Plan.
Whether you are just starting to work on a new trail project within your community or seeking information on the trails throughout the borough, the following pages provides ample data for your use. Don’t see something you need? Please contact us at 907-746-8757, and we will do our best to locate that information for you. If you have resources you would like to suggest we add to these pages, please reach out and let us know.
- US Forest Service Trail Fundamentals – Lots of guidelines and definitions
- US Federal Highway Administration – Includes information for most types of terrestrial trails
- IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) – Free online list of resources
- NOHVCC (National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council) – Many resources for all trails, including off-highway vehicles
- Alaska Trails – Statewide nonprofit with a wealth of trails information on their website. They also provide many services, including instruction in trail building.
- Alaska State Parks Trail Plans
- Alaska State Parks Trail Management Handbook (2015)
- U.S. Forest Service – Designing Sustainable Off-Highway Vehicle Trails
- U.S. Forest Service – Managing Degraded Off-Highway Vehicle Trails
- USDA – A Comprehensive Framework for OHV Trail Mgmt
- Mat-Su Borough Trails Plan – This plan was adopted by the Mat-Su Borough in 2000 and has been updated most recently in 2008. This – and other local trails plans – provided some background for the trails plan being developed by the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation (this website) in collaboration with the Mat-Su Health Foundation and Mat-Su Borough.