New River Gorge Trail Planning
With a mission to maintain existing lands for the enjoyment and satisfaction of future generations, the National Park Service is developing ways for patrons to explore their public lands while still preserving critical habitats.
There’s no better way to discover interesting landscapes than to get out on a trail. As the leaders in sustainable trail design, IMBA worked closely with NPS staff at New River Gorge to preserve critical habitats and design trails with minimal impact.
Together, their collective vision is certain to result in a unique and diverse mountain bike trail system.
Prior to laying out trails, IMBA worked closely with NPS to identify globally rare plant communities, preferred wood rat habitat, and desirable tree species for bats. The outcome of this careful planning will be trails that can provide healthy outdoor experiences for future generations while still protecting valuable natural resources.
Together, IMBA and the National Park Service hope to reach out to anyone and everyone who wants to explore their National Parks on two wheels.