NCA Seeks Land Managers with Trails to Participate in National Study

In a collaborative effort between the U.S. Access Board, the National Center on Accessibility (NCA), and Oklahoma State University, NCA is seeking to provide qualified professionals, resource specialists and operations staff of parks in the United States with descriptive and or/comparative information about the status of construction practices of pedestrian/hiker, natural surface trails in the United States. This study will provide better insight into the products used on trail surfaces, the firmness and stability of those surfaces, and the frequency of maintenance/repair activities performed.

Participation in this phase of the study requires completing an administered online survey that will take about ten (10) minutes to complete. The survey provides the means of gathering the information from professionals affiliated with trails’ management. Upon confirming your interest in participating in the study, you will be forwarded a link to the survey. The larger the participation rate, the larger the database of knowledge - so your involvement is greatly appreciated, and your time is greatly valued!

Those interested in participating in the study or who would like additional information, please submit the following information: your name, contact phone number, email, and the organization your trail is located within, to the Trail Study Coordinator:

Nikki M. Montembeault
Accessibility Specialist
National Center on Accessibility
(812) 856-3680 voice
(812) 856-4421 tty
nmontemb@indiana.edu