Applying the Forest Service Trails Accessibility Guidelines
FSTAG must be applied before initiating new construction or altering any National Forest System trail with a "Designed Use" of "Hiker/Pedestrian." Figure 147 distills the implementation process into a quick reference that provides easy reference as you work through the process. A detailed FSTAG implementation process flowchart is available in the appendix.
Figure 147—Quick reference for the Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines
implementation process. (For a larger image please click here.)
Before applying FSTAG, you'll need to:
- Analyze existing conditions, including potential
opportunities and constraints (National Environmental
Policy Act analysis).
- Identify and verify the desired Trail Class for the trail
or trail segment.
- Identify and verify the "Designed Use" of the trail or trail segment.
If you have questions about applying any of the above information, please contact your region's recreation accessibility coordinator. Current contact information is available at http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/toolbox/acc/documents/coord.htm#leader.