The Forest Supervisor for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest explains the process of Access Travel Management planning and public comments in this short introduction. He also discusses the alternatives and some benefits and trade-offs of each.
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Video featuring accessibility for persons of disabilities at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
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http://SupportRuralAmerica.com - What actually was said Wednesday night by Terry Rapoza at the Travel Mangement Plan meeting. Please help save Liberty by forwarding this video.
Views: 115 Robert Exter
Accessible Adventures Video Series Promotional Video. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 6386 Forest Service
We motivate, visualize and demonstrate recent work for minimizing the total execution time of a coordinated, parallel motion plan for a swarm of N robots in the absence of obstacles. Under relatively mild assumptions on the separability of robots, the algorithm achieves constant stretch: If all robots want to move at most d units from their respective starting positions, then the total duration of the overall schedule (and hence the distance traveled by each robot) is O(d) steps; this implies constant-factor approximation for the optimization problem. Also mentioned is an NP-hardness result for finding an optimal schedule, even in the case in which robot positions are restricted to a regular grid. On the other hand, we show that for densely packed disks that cannot be well separated, a stretch factor Ω(N1/4) is required in the worst case; we establish an achievable stretch factor of O(N1/2) even in this case. We also sketch geometric difficulties of computing optimal trajectories, even for just two unit disks. Aaron T. Becker Sándor P. Fekete Phillip Keldenich Matthias Konitzny Lillian Lin Christian Scheffer Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Houston USA Department of Computer Science TU Braunschweig Germany Partially supported by German Research Foundation Grant No. FE 407/17-2, National Science Foundation IIS-1553063 and IIS-1619278 Table of Contents and video credits: 00:05 - Intro Animation Intro Music: “The Trouble With Time” by Karpov Not Kasparov, is licensed under CC BY 3.0 http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Karpov_Not_Kasparov/Soundtrack_For_A_Game_Of_Chess/03_karpov_not_kasparov_-_the_trouble_with_time https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ 00:25 - Introduction Video credits: 1. "Army Ants Rampage Through The Forest | The Hunt | BBC Earth" https://youtu.be/JsfiUR0ZzLw 2. "Bumper-to-Bumper Indian Traffic" https://youtu.be/iEIk3RpV6RA 3. "Amazon Warehouse Robots - Mind Blowing Video" https://youtu.be/cLVCGEmkJs0 4. "Fightin' Texas Aggie Band - 4-Way Cross for Western Carolina Game at Kyle Field on November 14, 2015" https://youtu.be/OSgTX1Uz1Tk 5. "Tales from the air traffic control tower" https://youtu.be/95G5UqxxikU 6.Inside a Google data center" https://youtu.be/XZmGGAbHqa0 00:56 - Title Slide 01:03 - Preliminaries 01:19 - Related Work 7. "Programmable self-assembly in a thousand-robot swarm" Harvard Self-Organizing Systems Lab Michael Rubenstein, Alejandro Cornejo, Radhika Nagpal Science/AAS 2014 https://youtu.be/xK54Bu9HFRw?t=1m12s 02:03 - Stretch and Results Own research using Robotarium robots: D. Pickem et al., "The Robotarium: A remotely accessible swarm robotics research testbed," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, 2017, pp. 1699-1706. doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2017.7989200 02:03 - Stretch and Results 02:32 - Complexity 02:49 - Moves 03:36 - Sorting 04:13 - Algorithm Overview 04:39 - Phase I Overview 05:19 - Flow Compuatation 05:30 - Preprocessing 06:01 - Flow Decomposition 06:53 - Realizing Flows 07:20 - Phase II: Rotate Sort 07:33 - Intro Continuous 07:46 - Upper Bound for Separable 08:06 - Worst-case Lower Bound 08:26 - Worst case upper bound 08:35 - Two Disks 08:51 - Applications 09:00 - Large Instance & Credits Exit Music: “Case Closed” by Krowne, is licensed under CC BY 3.0 freemusicarchive.org http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Krowne/Uncle_Frederick_Soundtrack/10_Case_Closed https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ Voice by Availle: http://availleaudio.com
Views: 139 Aaron Becker
Accessible Adventures: Water Falls Along the Historic Columbia River Highway. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 19006 Forest Service
Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson introduces you to travel in London by public transport, including how to plan journeys, what types of tickets are available and what information about accessible transport is available. Watch the other films to find out about accessible travel in London using buses, Tube, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway, Taxi and Private Hire and River services. Turn on closed captions in the Youtube player if you would like to read what Tanni says. There are also audio described and British Sign Language versions of all the films. Original version (with closed captions): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtnlusA0ZogiVwd5nTMofyct4xYbSZWH0 Audio description: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtnlusA0ZogjwgbPeqQPLPvFCl1zAugFq British Sign Language: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtnlusA0ZoghqKE5HEMC6m4KLnGjkJkks
Views: 5176 Transport for London
This webinar is a great way for program and records management staff to learn how to properly manage paper and electronic records using a file plan without ever leaving the office! This seminar provides a practical guide on how to create file plans. A file plan specifies how records are organized once they have been created or received, provides a finding and action guide to the records, and documents the procedures for destruction or transfer of the records. This course covers the basics of how to create a file plan and answers questions such as: • What is a file plan? • What records do I need in my file plan? • How do I conduct a records inventory? • How do I determine how long to keep records? • How do I implement a file plan? Accessibility: This video is fully captioned for audio accessibility. For visual accessibility, a detailed text description of the video's visual presentation suitable for screen readers is available here: www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/transcripts/creating-and-using-file-plans.pdf
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See full version http://youtu.be/fa085IG6PhI The Ute Mountain Lookout was the first and is the last standing fire tower with living quarters above ground in Utah. The tower offers a panoramic view of the Ashley National Forest and surrounding area. From it, an observer can see a 360 degree view of miles of virtually uninhabited northeastern slope of the Uinta Mountain Range. Between 1935-1937, the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the tower. The tower served as the fire lookout's living quarters, thirty feet above the ground in a fourteen by fourteen foot space. The Tower was used as a fire lookout tower from 1937 to 1968, closed from 1969 to 1986, rededicated August 21, 1987 and used as an interpretive historic site from 1987 to 2008, closed from 2009 to 2014, and now will be reopened as both fire lookout and interpretive historic site in 2015. Ute Tower was a tourist attraction until its closing September, 2008. Inspections revealed some decay in the tower legs and stairway. The tower was closed until repairs were made. A rededication ceremony was held September 20, 2014. Due to the tower's role in forest history and the efforts of those who preserved and restored it for operational use, Ute Lookout is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it stands as a monument to a part of our cultural heritage—the early years of fire prevention and detection of the Forest Service. You can visit the tower and see what life is like for fire lookouts. The tower is located south of Manila, Utah, two and one-half miles west of Sheep Creek Geologic Loop. Take the turn off towards Spirit Lake, the road is unpaved and narrow. Hiking trails into the surrounding forest also begin at the tower parking area. The tower is open Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend, Friday thru Monday. Funding provided by the Ashley National Forest Resource Advisory Committee through Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah Counties under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and an agreement with HistoriCorps led to the restoration of the lookout. Filmed and edited by Charity Parks.
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Accessible Adventures: Off the Beaten Path in the Columbia River Gorge. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 3638 Forest Service
video of me explaining my travel plans, then accidently sharing the story of my snowboarding accident, and spending a summer evening in downtown bend oregon checking out a wheelchair accessible motorcycle with side car for wheelchair. SUPPORT THE VIDEOS! PAYPAL DONATIONS AT WWW.WHEELSAFLOAT.COM THANKS!!! Camping, USA, Road, Trip, vLog21
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The Forest Service shuts down speaker John George in an apparent show of not being as unbiased as they would have us believe when it comes to hearing the comments of concerned citizens of The West. Public meetings regarding lands controlled by government agencies, managers that don't listen to their local constituents, but forge on ahead with their own Washington DC forced plans.
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The Third Fork Cabin lies at an elevation of 4700 feet in a beautiful ponderosa pine setting just north of Ola on Forest Service road 618. Available by reservation, this rustic cabin was originally built in 1908 and then rebuilt by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. The cabin is typically available between mid-April and late October. Guests should bring their own supply of water, bedding, light cookware and utensils. The cabin sleeps four people with one double bed and two single beds. Other amenities include a propane cook range, refrigerator, table and chairs, indoor flush toilet, shower and propane heater. Reservations for the cabin are available through the www.recreation.gov website or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Further information is available by calling Boise National Forest at area code 208-373-4007.
Views: 5256 Forest Service
Redwoods National Park Adventure - Visiting some of the largest trees on earth! | MOTM VLOG 81 In this video we enter California and spend some time in Crescent city and Klamath, exploring the Redwoods National Parks and a really cool place called fern canyon! READ THE BLOG HERE - - http://www.mortonsonthemove.com/travelblog/redwoods-national-state-parks The Redwoods had always been something we’d really wanted to see. My mom still raves about their majesty decades after her visit to them in her pre-parenthood years. We’d seen pictures of course of the huge trees – the men rappelling down them, looking like ants in comparison to this gargantuan tree. But – like we’ve found elsewhere in our travels – pictures did not do it justice! Since the park was so long, we started our exploration from Crescent City, CA. We stayed at the Crescent City KOA (link to video review) which was just a few miles from Jedidiah Smith Redwood State Park. Our first stop was at the Visitor’s Center to figure out what we should see and do, and get acquainted with how this partitioned park worked. We found the Jedidiah Smith Visitor’s Center seemed a little biased toward their section of the park – which I think is the case for each of the segments! How can you blame them? They loved their trees. They recommended that we drive Howland Hill Rd, hike Stout Grove and to Boyscout Tree. HOWLAND HILL ROAD This was the first thing we did, and it was amazing. As an introduction to the big Redwood trees, it met and exceeded all of our expectations of Redwoods National Park. Seeing our 1-ton Dually Truck be absolutely dwarfed by the trees gave us chills! STOUT GROVE Hiking beneath the canopy of these giants was very different – it could be a beautifully sunny day, but it does not penetrate to the forest floor unless the angle is steep enough. We arrived at the Stout Grove trailhead early in the morning, at the perfect time to have the sunlight stream diagonally through the trees. Everyone on the trail was quiet, walking slowly, gaping in awe. BOYSCOUT TREE TRAIL This trail has everything – big trees, lots of trees, and REALLY big trees! The Boy Scout Trail ranks as one of the top showcases of old-growth redwood forests in existence. It is nearly 240ft tall and is a double-stem tree, meaning two trees have fused together, with a combined width of over 23ft. It's big. SLIGHTLY SOUTH We moved slightly south down to Klamath and stayed at Kamp Klamath right on the Klamath River about a mile from where it empties into the ocean. This put us closer to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. We initially wanted to try to hike to Tall Trees where some of the tallest trees in the park are. Hyperion – the tallest tree at 379ft tall - is not too far away. However, the folks at one of the visitors centers pointed out that they are the tallest trees, but not necessarily the biggest/widest, and it is hard to tell how tall they are from the ground – plenty of other “nearly just as big” trees can be found elsewhere in more accessible places. For Tall Trees you need to get a permit, and we were told it’s easy to get. You just have to show up and ask for it. But it was a several mile drive on rough roads that would take a few hours, then a few hour hike out, then back, then a rough drive back. We didn’t have very promising weather during the time period we were there, so we opted to go to ..... ...... READ MORE AT http://www.mortonsonthemove.com/travelblog/redwoods-national-state-parks Thank you for watching our videos! We are the Mortons On The Move and we live full-time in our fifth-wheel RV and travel the country. We blog, vlog, and share our journey on social media. We'd love for you to join us! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mortonsonthemove WEBSITE: http://mortonsonthemove.com FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/mortonsonthemove TWITTER: http://twitter.com/mortsonthemove CONSIDER SUPPORTING US WHEN SHOPPING AMAZON: https://goo.gl/muoK5J or BUYING TRAILER SUPPLIES by checking out our hitch and trailer products website: https://MortonTrailerSupply.com Our Equipment: DJI Mavic: http://amzn.to/2nzjdgI DJI Osmo: http://amzn.to/2iI6tSv Power Director editing software: http://amzn.to/2k9f9l7 Sony Handycam http://amzn.to/2pnPFzc Sony NEX 5R Sony HDR-CX900 http://amzn.to/2pobfmO JK Lapel Microphone: http://amzn.to/2oZLyMU Tascam DR-05 Audio Recorder: http://amzn.to/2olBU6q Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Microphone: http://amzn.to/2oZMGjS Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection: https://mortontrailersupply.com/collections/ultimate-5th-wheel-connection
Views: 3444 Mortons on the Move
Amazing architecture used to build the most unique walkways and bridges in the world that give beautiful panoramic views. 6. Fuzhou Forest Walkway It turns out the best way to encounter and experience nature is from an elevation. Many theme parks around the world are adopting this element by creating long-winding walkways that rise to tree-top levels. LOOK Architects, based in Singapore, worked on China's Fuzhou Forest Walkway. Ten different entrances give access to the elevated footbridge with each spotting eye-catching features. A 79-foot spiral ramp runs from the Jinniushan sports hall, and several spots along the walkway include amenities like observation towers, rest shelters, and tea houses. Best yet, the footbridge is WiFi-enabled and features touch screen information boards. 5. Costa Rica's Sky Walk Now, who would not love to take a walk above a tropical Costa Rican forest? Most people would take up the offer provided by the Monteverde rainforest Sky Walk. It includes a system of walking trails and suspension bridges proving an enchanting view of the rainforest. The six bridges stretch over canyons and rivers before finally taking visitors to the forest canopy upper level. The longest of the bridges stretches out to a 984-foot length, and the trail runs for a mile and a half. Also, the trails are relatively flat and maintained to give easy-access to all kinds of visitors. Local guides also accompany groups of tourists, and each bridge has a 12-person maximum capacity. 4. Baumwipfelpfad It is safe to say that there is nothing like the Baumwipfelpfad Walkway in Neuschonau, Bavaria. It is the longest treetop walkway of its kind stretching out to 4,250 feet in total. The elevated footbridge is shaped like a giant egg rising 145 feet above the ground culminating at an oval-shaped dome. It also impressively rises 80 feet above the tree-top line, and in clear weather, visitors can get a glimpse of the Alps. The tree top walk is found at the Bavarian Forest National park which is central Europe's largest protected forest area and Germany's first national forest. Visitors encounter adventure stations as they ascend up the walkway including a precarious wooden balancing beam. Safety nets enclose the activity areas while offering pleasant views of the ground below. 3. Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Stretching out over 1,410 feet and dangling 984 feet from the ground, China's Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is the world's largest of its kind.The bridge functions as a tourist attraction and allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon through its transparent walls. It can support up to 800 visitors, and it runs between two of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park's mountain cliffs. 13 days after its opening in 2016, authorities temporarily closed it because of overwhelming visitor traffic. As many as 80000 people visited the bridge daily while it could only handle 8000 visitors at most. However, visitors were once again allowed to step on the glass-footbridge just 28 days later after implementing structural improvements and updates. 2. Paiva Walkways The wild mountainous landscapes of the Arouca region in Portugal offer some of the most stunning views. The breathtaking landscape is viewable from the vantage points created by the Paiva Walkways. Visitors can take in the surroundings while making their way across the nearly 5-mile winding trails. Trimetrica, an engineering firm based in Lisbon, came up with the unique walkway design. It takes two and a half hours to walk up the pathway which has sections running alongside waterfalls, rivers, beaches, forests, and peaks. The walkway features a predominantly wood construction that blends in well with the natural setting. Metal details feature where necessary like the fixtures of the wooden beams and as supporting frames for the rope bridge running across the Rio Pavia waters. 1. Gisselfeld Klosters Skove The best way to stay in tune with nature is to get as close as possible. That is what Denmark's new adventure park hopes to achieve with a creatively designed spiraling walkway. EFFECT is the company that developed the unique structure that aims at elevating visitors above the treetop level. The spiraling walkway also doubles as a way of allowing visitors to connect with nature while minimizing the disturbance caused to the landscape. It starts at Camp Adventure's Farmhouse with exciting sights to see along the way including an aviary, viewpoints, and a suspended amphitheater. The highest point is located in the oldest part of the forest and features a 148-foot tall observation platform offering 360-degree panoramic views of the almost-pristine forest. Gisselfeld Klosters Skove's 1968.5 feet winding walkway is part of the Camp Adventure expansion with the company already running a sports facility south of Copenhagen. Aerial zip-lines and treetop climbing are some of the activities offered at the sports facility
Views: 953 Down The Rabbithole
Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) questions witnesses in a Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands oversight hearing on the issue of opportunities for outdoor recreation on public lands, June 22, 2011. Congressman McClintock spoke earlier this year in Congress about the importance of forest access by the public: http://mcclintock.house.gov/2011/01/the-royal-forests.shtml. Hearing information: http://naturalresources.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=246553
Views: 678 McClintockCA04
Forest Service scientists and managers describe the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Restoration Strategy. Video includes agency partners and local stakeholders.
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Accessible Adventures: Day Trip along the Historic Columbia River Highway. For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
Views: 2111 Forest Service
Do you know what is required to meet ADA standards and guidelines when planning and developing park and recreation facilities and trails? DCNR sponsored a free webinar on March 29, 2013 that addressed this, as well as where to find guidance on the draft Final Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas. Ian Brown, Community Accessibility Coordinator with the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living will also discuss when, where, and how both the 2010 ADA standards and the draft guidelines for outdoor developed areas need to be applied, and why you need to be proactive in planning and designing for accessibility.
Views: 181 C2P2Grants
On today's autism family vlog: we open up the Skoog, an accessible musical instrument for children with autism, kindly sent to us by SkoogMusic. I also get my hands on my new limited edition Marvel Vans shoes and Anna has lost the diamond from her engagement ring! Help raise autism awareness with a "Different is not Broken" t-shirt, hoodie or mug. For every one we sell, we'll donate £5 to the National Autistic Society: https://tspr.ng/c/new-different-is-not-broken Where I buy most of my shirts: http://lollujo.fm/qwertee Want to know what equipment I use to make my videos? My full equipment list is here: https://kit.com/lollujo LET'S CONNECT! -- http://lollujo.fm -- http://twitter.com/lollujo -- http://instagram.com/lollujo -- http://younow.com/lollujo -- http://facebook.com/lollujo -- http://youtube.com/lollujofm -- http://youtube.com/throughandyseyes -- http://twitch.tv/lollujofm -- http://youtube.com/maturegamerpodcast Our Amazon Wishlists: -- Kev's wishlist: http://tinyurl.com/kevwishlist -- Anna's wishlist: http://amzn.eu/7XkAgMn -- Lucy's wishlist: http://amzn.eu/8i4JE3i -- Andy's wishlist: http://amzn.eu/6TZnxK9 -- Amy's wishlist: http://amzn.eu/c48xX6P -- Dave's wishlist: http://amzn.eu/dx9JeKk My PO Box: Kevin Chapman, PO Box 1388, Peterborough, PE1 9US, UK Music by DJ Quads: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 7263 Kevin Chapman
A video showcasing the uniqueness and stewardship of Deschutes National Forest Wilderness areas Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Thielsen, Diamond Peak and Three Sisters.
Views: 1839 Forest Service
40 mile scenic drive through the Superstition Mountains northeast of Phoenix, past varied cacti and several deep reservoirs. The majority is unpaved, though still usually accessible by all vehicles. Named after the Apache Indians who once used the route, the Apache Trail, or AZ 88 as it is officially known, links Apache Junction at the edge of the Greater Phoenix area with Theodore Roosevelt Lake, through the Superstition Mountains and the Tonto National Forest.
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Hopi-Kaibab National Forest Springs Restoration Project Description: The video documents ongoing partnership between the Kaibab National Forest and the Hopi Tribe to conduct restoration treatments on natural springs while outreaching and training Hopi youth. Through this partnership, Hopi tribal elders share traditional ecological knowledge to be integrated into Forest Service natural resource management plans.
Views: 4665 USDA
Wheelchair Destinations LLC is a video and film production company. We specialize in informative, entertaining productions for people with disabilities. Travel shows, accessibility companies, all with the traveler, adventurer, and people just wanting to know if their destination is accessible. Hosted by John Williams, long time Portland, Oregon radio and television personality. Informative, entertaining productions featuring world class cinematography and scenery.
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Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson, Director of National Forest Policy, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, explains how criteria and indicators have had an impact on sustainable forest management in Australia. Wilson spoke on the sidelines of an international expert workshop held in Ottawa, Canada (1-3 May 2016), organized by Natural Resources Canada in cooperation with FAO. More info: http://www.fao.org/forestry/ci/91695/en/ http://www.fao.org/forestry/ci/91695/en/ Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
more at http://sports.quickfound.net "Learn how to plan, lay out, construct, and maintain switchbacks." From the US Forest Service Missoula Technology Development Center. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail#Trail_construction While most trails have arisen through common usage, the design and construction of good quality new paths is a complex process that requires certain skills. When a trail passes across a flat area that is not wet, brush, tree limbs and undergrowth are removed to create clear, walkable trail. A bridge is built when a stream or river is sufficiently deep to make it necessary. Other options are culverts, stepping stones, and shallow fords. For equestrian use, shallow fords may be preferred. In wet areas an elevated trailway with fill or a boardwalk are often used, though boardwalks require frequent maintenance and replacement, because boards in poor condition can become slippery and hazardous. Trails on slopes Trail gradient are determined based on a site specific assessment of soils and geology, drainage patterns of the slope, surrounding vegetation types, position on the slope of a given trail segment (bottom, mid-slope, ridgeline), average precipitation, storm intensities, types of use, volume and intensity of use, and a host of other factors affecting the ability of the trail substrate to resist erosion and provide a navigable surface. Trails that ascend steep slopes may use switchbacks, but switchback design and construction is a specialized topic. Trails accessible to off-road wheelchairs, have a grade no more than one in ten. Paved trail that are accessible to all wheelchairs, have a grade of be no more than one in twelve, with periodic level pull-offs. On a well constructed trail the slope of the trail from side to side is never be more than one in twelve, because side-sloped trails are prone to gullying. The ideal path is built almost, but not quite, level in cross-section. To achieve a proper slope in hilly terrain a sidehill trail is excavated. This type of trailway is created with the establishing a line of suitable slope across a hillside, which is then dug out by means of a mattock or similar tool. This may be a full-bench trail, where the treadway is only on the firm ground surface after the overlying soil is removed and sidecast (thrown to the side as waste), or a half-bench trail, where soil is removed and packed to the side so that the treadway is half on firm old ground and half on new packed fill. In areas near drainages, creeks and other waterways, excavation spoils are taken away in bulk and deposited in an environmentally benign area. In problem areas trails are established entirely on fill. In such cases the soil is packed down firmly and the site is periodically checked to maintain the stability of the trail. Cycle trails built for commuting may be built to a different set of standards than pedestrian-only trails and, in some cases, may require a harder surface, fewer changes in grade and slope, increased sight visibility, and fewer sharp changes in direction. On the other hand, the cross-slope of a bicycle trail may be significantly greater than a foot trail, and the path may be narrower in some cases. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recommends different widths for different types of bicycle facilities. For example, a shared use path has a recommended one directional width of 8 feet (2.44 m), while a bidirectional path should be significantly wider (10 to 12 feet or 3.05 to 3.66 metres) to accommodate bidirectional traffic and users. The U.S. Department of Transportation provides additional guidance on recreational bicycle and pedestrian trail planning and design standards. A well designed recreational mountain bike path for the exclusive use of bicycles has an average grade of less than 10%, and generally follow a contour line, rather than straight downhill... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairpin_turn A hairpin turn (also hairpin bend, hairpin corner, etc.), named for its resemblance to a hairpin/bobby pin, is a bend in a road with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn almost 180° to continue on the road. Such turns in ramps and trails may be called switchbacks in American English, by analogy with switchback railways. In British English 'switchback' is more likely to refer to a heavily undulating road—a use extended from the rollercoaster and the other type of switchback railway...
Views: 2101 Jeff Quitney
Stealing your public lands is an idea disguised under the concept of "State Transfer." No state has more restrictive access and recreation laws than the state of Colorado. This video shows how 23 million acres of currently accessible Federal lands would be off limits in Colorado under the foolish notion of "State Transfer." In effect, State Transfer in Colorado steals from you, the American Citizens, access you currently enjoy to the 23,000,000 acres of Federal lands you currently use for recreation in Colorado. ** Subscribe to Randy Newberg, Hunter https://goo.gl/4TZOiJ Download episodes: http://randynewberg.vhx.tv/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/randynewberg Forum: https://www.HuntTalk.com Website: http://www.RandyNewberg.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/randynewberg
Views: 4026 Randy Newberg, Hunter
Turin Public Transport Accessibility Map. Open Street Map road network + open data 5T Torino + Giulio Piacentino Shortest Walk. The model provides the ability to turn on and off single or multiple lines, assign a weight to each mode and change the maximum value for assessing the level of accessibility in each cell.
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The Parks Without Borders Discussion Series explores ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods. Events will be held through 2017. NYC Parks is excited to host park leadership from Arlington, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and New York City for our kickoff event of our Parks Without Borders Discussion Series. This discussion focuses on the value of a seamless public realm, showcasing examples of how innovative park planning is changing the face of cities for the better. Speakers include Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Jayne Miller, Superintendent of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board; Jane Rudolph, Director of Department of Parks and Recreation for Arlington Virginia, and Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner of NYC Parks. The panel was moderated by Lynn B. Kelly, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks. Biographies Kathryn Ott Lovell was appointed Commissioner of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department by Mayor Jim Kenney in January 2016. As Commissioner, Kathryn oversees 700 employees and over 10,100 acres of land, 500 buildings, 225 miles of trail, 250 playgrounds and thousands of programs and events throughout Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation system. In just a few months, Kathryn has led innovative initiatives to activate the City’s parks and engage residents and visitors throughout Philadelphia. Jayne Miller has served as the Superintendent of the nationally renowned Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) under the direction of a nine member elected policy-making board since November 2010. The MPRB is a diverse system of land and water spanning 6,801 acres of parkland and water featuring 179 park with 22 lakes, 49 recreation centers, 112 playgrounds, 66 pools, 13 golf facilities, 12 gardens, 200+ miles of biking and walking paths, 397 multipurpose sports fields, 5 outdoor performance stages, nature sanctuaries and the 102 miles of Grand Rounds trails that together annually serve approximately 21.4 million visitors. The MPRB has also been recognized by the Trust for Public Land in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2016 as the #1 Park System in the United States. Jane Rudolph has served as Director of Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation since January 2013. Arlington County is 26 square miles located along the Potomac River directly across from Washington DC. Its estimated population is nearly 220,400, making it among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country. As Director, Jane is responsible for a $40 million urban park system with a ten-year capital improvement plan that exceeds $205 million. Under her leadership in 2016, Arlington’s park system was ranked in the top five of the nation’s 100 largest cities by the Trust for Public Land. Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP became the Commissioner of NYC Parks in May 2014. In this role, he oversees management, planning, and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland. Prior to returning to his native New York City, he served as the Chief Planning and Development Officer and Planning Director for Raleigh, N.C. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association and was inducted into their College of Fellows in 2014. He is currently the Dunlop Lecturer in Housing and Urbanization at Harvard University. Silver received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College in NYC. Lynn B. Kelly joined NY4P in December, 2016. She previously served as the President and CEO of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, a position she held since 2010. Snug Harbor, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, provides programming in horticulture, agriculture and the visual and performing arts, and attracts over 500,000 visitors annually. Lynn received a B.A. in Metropolitan Studies from New York University, and a Master of Public Administration from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service.
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Forest Preserve District (FPDCC) November 2012 - For an update on the Camping and Recreation Master Plans, watch our most recent webinar presentation.
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The Hingol National Park is the largest National Park of Pakistan. It is located in parts of the districts Lasbela, Awaran and Gwadar in Baluchistan Province and covers a total area of 6,19,043 ha. It gets low rainfall between 100 to 200 mm per year. The Hingol River runs through the park and before disgorging into the Arabian Sea forms an estuary which provides habitat to migratory wter birds. It also provides habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species belonging to marine, estuarine and terrestrial fauna. The area is also habitat for flora suitable for arid and dry environments. The Coastal Highway and the Bela Awaran Highway have enhanced the accessibility of the people of the area with Karachi, Gwadar, Lasbela and Quetta. However, the interior of the park is devoid of any road and other infrastruxcture. There is no transport service, and camesls provide the only means for mobility of people and commodities into and within the park. This has, to an extent, helped in conservation of biodiversity and wildlife in certain areas inside the park. For long-term sustainability of biodiversity conservation activities, local communities are involved who live within or in close proximity to the borders as partners to serve as Custodian Communities (CCs). These communities are dependent on the park resources for their livelihood and survival, living in scattered settlements and not organized. To facilitate their active participation in management, both for watching their own interests with least and decreased interference in the bioverity and in becoming custodians of biodiversity conservation , it will be necessary to organize the village conservation committees (VCCs).Before embarking upon formation of these organizations,the implanting agency requires sufficient data on the local communities so that the present socio-economic status of the house holds and villages and their impact upon wildlife could be appraised in the beginning,and based on that, appropriatre micro plans could be drawn at their level and park management plan could be formulated with participation of all categories of stakeholders .it is found that available secondary data are not sufficient for use as input for intended micro planning exercise............ (for further details on Hingol National Park please follow the given link): http://wp.me/p8wAyz-bS =-=-=-=-=-==--=-==-=- BALOCHISTAN PROVINCE Mal Ormara Gwadar Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/k5HCYVe27Fw Baloch Culture Day | 2nd March | 2017 | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/d4bSutXXxV8 Forests of Balochistan Province | From Mangroves to Juniper Forests | Balochistan |Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/tc4InThL-JU Spectacular Coasts and Beaches of Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/hclkUu-cpjI Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/5G4r7_heNME Wild Beauty of Balochistan | Spring in Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/qLK-qd7J108 Markhor at Ziarat National Park | Ziarat National Park Wildlife | Ziarat Markhors |Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/gVsItUG_zoc Sonmiani Daam | Lasbella | Balochistan | Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/MQ-7to-LSqk Sohbatpur District | Balochistan |Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpQGiK07Vg0 Quetta Snowfall |January 2017 | Pakistan Majestic | Pakistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTy7CNy1Ss0 Mianghundi Recreational Park Balochistan | Green Pakistan Program | 9th Feb 2017 | Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/DceO-JoEI9E Balochistan Forest and Wildlife Department Green Pakistan Program Activities | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/2ykp3G130iQ Scenic Beauty of Bolan Mach Dhadhar Kachhi Balochistan Pakistan during Rainfall | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/myyDsrSkY_8 Chandragup Live Mud Volcano Hingol National Park Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/UyjAGVr3KGI 10 Amazing Juniper Trees of Balochistan Pakistan | Vol 1 | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/pc5ymOSPA4k Chotok Khuzdar Balochistan | Chotok Moola Khuzdar | Colors of Chotok Khuzdar | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/3xGKATDSKOs Harnai District Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/o6E2P6z11wo Koh-e-Aamach Mastung District Balochistan Pakistan | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/AqMbB1a5o58 Balochistan Forest Institute | Balochistan Forest Institute at Kala Chena Ziarat | Under-construction Building | Majestic Pakistan https://youtu.be/W8XQuDXA2q0 =-=-=-=-=-=- Explore the Land of Pure with us.
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This video is about the Mullica River Campground in the NJ Wharton State Forest. The video notes which of the campsites are best for hammock camping. The campground is accessible by kayak or hiking. It is a great place to camp. Hope this video is helpful to anyone who is looking for a neat place to hammock camp in the NJ pinelands. Enjoy the video!
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This video is part of the Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies Web site and resource library: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/essentials.cfm The Federal-aid Essentials Web site contains a resource library of informational videos and related materials. Readily accessible and available when you need an answer, each video addresses a single topic presented in everyday language-condensing the complex regulations and requirements of the Federal-aid Highway Program into easy-to-understand concepts and illustrated examples. This Web site allows you to indicate areas of interest and receive alerts when material that matches your interests becomes available. You also can give feedback that will help FHWA continue to provide useful assistance.
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This video gives some great tips and advice for anybody interesting attempting to climb Mt. Hood. Learn about some of the most critical things you need to know to stay safe and have an enjoyable time climbing and where you can go to get more information. Check out Mt. Hood National Forest's website for more information: www.fs.usda.gov/mthood.
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Hispanic Access Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, is pleased to announce its 2015 Latino Heritage Internship Program. This program is designed to engage the next generation of conservation stewards and raise awareness about our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation. HAF will select and oversee twenty highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside National Park Service staff on cultural resources projects across the nation. These ten-week internships will be compensated with a weekly stipend, and housing and transportation costs will be fully covered. The 2015 deadline to apply is March 31. These internships will be performed onsite at over a dozen locations nationwide and will focus on a variety of areas of study including history, architecture, archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, communications, and other related fields. For a list of internship sites available, more information or to apply, visit http://www.hispanicaccess.org/lhip.
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Rob Clark Interviews Clare Long about the White Mountain Forest Service.
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Canyon Star is different. Different because it’s a gas–engine coach that provides you with “diesel pusher” luxury. And different because it embodies the most versatile motor coach in its class. Canyon Star offers nine (9) distinctive floor plans, which include wheelchair-accessible, toy hauler and “Utility Shed” layouts. Flexsteel® Ultralux furniture comes standard, beginning with power captain’s chairs and a passenger workstation with footrest. For 2017, Canyon Star is led by an all-new two-bunk, two-full-bath floor plan (3925) designed to help you and yours enjoy all that the good life has to offer. Newmar builds luxury RVs and motorhomes. Explore all of our models and find the best coach for your needs today. www.newmarcorp.com
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On September 20, 2015, Gregg, Jason and I set forth in driving to this beautiful region in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon State. Just 20 miles west of Bend, Oregon; the three of us aired down to 22psi for a detour off Hwy 22 on the Old Santiam Wagon Road (Big Lake Rd. NF500) to set up camp just outside Sisters at “Army Man Camp”. In summer and early fall, the Broken Top Trail is accessible closest to the mountain crater via a Todd lake and up Road 370. The seasonally open Road 370, which forms part of the wilderness area’s eastern border, is one of the most rugged in the state, but not for our Subarus and Jason’s Kia Sport. Not to mention my friend Matt’s stock 90’ Subaru Legacy wagon even made it to the trail head of Broken top! In only a few hours we were at the trail head to Lost Lake. By coincidence we crossed paths with Matt who has been a friend I haven’t seen for years! When hiking to the peak near Lost Lake, presents an awe-inspiring panorama that encompasses seemingly all of Central Oregon, including the Three Sisters, Mount Adams to the North, and the peaks that circle Waldo Lake to the South. Breathtaking! It was a delight trailing with Gregg who has been exploring the areas since the 80s with a large amount of knowledge in trekking. I look forward to more exploring if time and funding permit. I am planning to make it to the Colorado Rockies Spring of 2016 during the Overland Rally Expo WEST held in Flagstaff, Arizona May 20-22, 2016. Colorado is one of the most picturesque and highest mountains in the Continental United States and during May 2016 should be a great time during the cherry blossoms blooming and snow caps melting. With its higher altitudes and similar characteristics to the Swiss Alps will give the EJ22 powered Subaru a test for its higher altitude abilities. The trip will be a challenge amongst traveling light in testing endurance, cold weather, and atmospheric denser air and allowing more incredible footage of different sceneries. Thank you in advance for all your support, Bryan & Gregg
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This PSA gives a brief overview of the impacts of the Jazz Timber Sale and an explanation of the frightening trend in Mt. Hood National Forest of planning massive, profit-driven, timber sales under the guise of 'restoration.' Don't be fooled! Learn more and take action today. Visit www.bark-out.org for more information.
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Take a tour of the most accessible home in the country. Take a behind-the-scenes look from design, to construction, to post-occupancy, of the Universal Design Living Laboratory, the national demonstration home and garden in Columbus, Ohio. This spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Prairie Style home is unlike any you’ve seen. Clever design features and meticulous detailing make this home convenient, accessible, functional, peaceful and safe for everyone during every stage of life — regardless of age, size, or physical ability. This high performance custom home showcases asked for, forward thinking features, such as universal design, green and healthy construction principles. You will learn about these benefits, and more, during a virtual tour of the home. The Universal Design Living Laboratory is the top rated universal design home in North America earning three national certifications that include, Home Innovations Lab NGBS Gold, Zero Step Gold and pending LEED for Homes.
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The tiny wattle-and-daub hut on Ellis Street is likely the only earth-built shelter in downtown San Francisco. Even more impressive, the materials were scavenged from the city itself. "The alley had no access to earth since it was all paved," explains the shed's builder Julie Glanville, "so we looked on craigslist and got earth coming from renovations in people's houses... and by chance the Senator Hotel was being remodeled and I heard about a hole through the basement so I was about to get a couple buckets of local, Tenderloin, very sandy soil". The vertical part of the wattle- the woven part of the walls- was made from bamboo harvested from Golden Gate Park "with the permission of a park gardener". The horizontal weave was made from tule reeds harvested from Lake Merced "with the permission of a natural areas gardener". The timbers are all reclaimed wood. Even the red clay used for aesthetic purposes was donated from a local clay studio. Of course, the plants on the living roof are all natives. Currently, the shed is serving partly to store tools for the Tenderloin National Forest (the tiny urban park where the hut is located) and partly as an art gallery for local artists. More info on original video: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tiny-shed-built-from-local-dirt-in-downtown-san-francisco/
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"Lifelines: Your National Forest Roads" explores the relationship between people and the land; past, present and future, as it relates to and celebrates the partnership of the USDA Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands Highway and state and local communities who provide continued stewardship and access to our national forests. These national forests are a treasure owned and accessible by everybody, with the USDA Forest Service providing stewardship for the last 100 years. [CLOSED CAPTIONED]
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Description Every day, Florida’s courageous first responders work together to keep Florida safe during all types of hazards… including wildfires near homes and communities. Florida’s first responders are asking for your help to increase safety and accessibility during wildfires with three easy steps. 1. Create a clean, fire-resistant space around the home. 2. Make a family evacuation plan. 3. Evacuate early when wildfire is near. For more, Visit FloridaForestService.com or WildlandFireRSG.org.
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