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Acronyms

This list of acronyms can assist trail managers and advocates decipher the “alphabet soup” of trail development.

4WD Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACA Adventure Cycling Association
ACE United States Army Corp of Engineers
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAAG Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
AERC American Endurance Ride Conference
AHS American Hiking Society
ALDHA Appalachian Long Distance Hiking Association
AMA American Motorcyclist Association
AMC Appalachian Mountain Club
ANST Appalachian National Scenic Trail
AQHA American Quarter Horse Association
ARC Appalachian Regional Commission
ARRA Americans for Responsible Recreation Access
AT Appalachian Trail
ATAC Alternate Transportation Advocacy Committee
ATC Appalachian Trail Conference
ATV All-terrain vehicle
AVA American Volkssport Association
AVA of WV American Volkssport Association of West Virginia
CCC Civilian Conservation Club
CE Categorical Exclusion (NEPA process)
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CITU Certificate of Interim Trail Use
CMP Coordinated Management Plan (BLM)
CVB Convention and Visitors Bureaus
CY Cubic Yards
DOI Department of Interior
EA Environmental Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
FHWA Federal Highway Administration (USDOT)
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FY Fiscal Year (Federal FY is from Oct 1 to Sept 30; West Virginia’s FY is July 1 to June 30.)
GAO General Accounting Office (United States)
GIS Geographical Information System
GPS Global Positioning System
GRTA Greenbrier River Trail Association
HMRA Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area
ICC Interstate Commerce Commission (replaced by the STB)
ICOs Issues, Concerns, and Opportunities
IGA Intergovernmental Agreement
IMBA International Mountain Bicycling Association
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
KTC Kanawha Trail Club
LAB League of American Bicyclists
LAC Limits of Acceptable Change
LNT Leave No Trace
LWCF Land and Water Conservation Fund
MITB Mary Ingles Trail Blazers
MM Meaningful Measures (Forest Service)
MNF Monongahela National Forest
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MRTC Monongahela River Trails Conservancy
MSWBC Mountain State Wheelers Bicycle Club
MUTCD Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NARRP National Association of Recreation Resource Planners
NASTA National Association of State Trail Administrators
NCBW National Center for Bicycling and Walking
NCCC National Civilian Conservation Corps
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NFS National Forest System
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act
NHT National Historic Trail
NITU Notice of Interim Trail Use
NOHVCC National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
NORBA National Off Road Bicycling Association
NRA National Recreation Area
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRT National Recreation Trail
NTD National Trails Day
NTSA National Trails System Act (16 USD 1241 et seq.)
NTTA National Trails Training Partnership
NWR National Wildlife Refuge
O&M Operating and Maintenance Costs
OHM Off-Highway Motorcycle
OHV Off-Highway Vehicle
OLR Optimum Location Review
ORV Off-Road Vehicle
PAOT Persons at One Time (Forest Service)
PATC Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
PLH Public Lands Highways
PPE Personal Protection Equipment
PSF Pounds Per Square Foot
PSI Pounds Per Square Inch
PUC Public Use Condition
RC&D Resource Conservation and Development Councils
RD Ranger District (Forest Service)
RFP Request for Proposals
RFQ Request for Qualifications
RIS Recreation Information Management (Forest Service)
RMA Resource Management Area
RO Regional Office (Forest Service)
ROD Record of Decision (NEPA process)
ROS Recreation Opportunity Spectrum
ROW Right-of-Way
RPM Revolutions Per Minute
RRIS Recreation Resource Information System (Forest Service)
RT Rail-Trail
RTC Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
RTCA Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service
RTP Recreational Trails Program (Federal grant program)
RVD Recreation Visitor Day (Forest Service)
SC Sierra Club
SCA Student Conservation Association
SCORP Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
SDM System Diagram Map
SHPO State Historic Preservation Office
SIP State Interim Plan
SLUP Special Land Use Permit
SO Supervisors Office (Forest Service)
STB Surface Transportation Board (replaced the ICC)
STC State Trail Coordinator
STIP Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
SVIA Specialty Vehicle Institute of America
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TEAs Transportation Enhancement Activities
TEs Transportation Enhancements
TIP Transportation Improvement Program
TL! Tread Lightly!
TMO Trail Management Objective (Forest Service)
TSHC Tri-State Hiking Club
USC United States Code (Federal statute)
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDI United States Department of the Interior
USDOT United States Department of Transportation
USFS United State Forest Service
USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS United States Geological Survey
UTAP Universal Trail Assessment Process
WHTP Wheeling Heritage Trails Partners
WO Washington Office (Forest Service)
WTA Warrior Trail Association
WVCCC West Virginia Civilian Conservation Corps
WVDO West Virginia Development Office
WVDOT West Virginia Department of Transportation
WVEC West Virginia Environmental Council
WVHA West Virginia Horseman’s Association
WVHC West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
WVHC West Virginia Horse Council
WVLT West Virginia Land Trust
WVMBA West Virginia Mountain Bike Association
WVOTM West Virginia On the Move
WVRC West Virginia Rivers Coalition
WVRTTC West Virginia Rails to Trails Council
WVSC West Virginia Sierra Club
WVSTA West Virginia Scenic Trails Association
WVTO West Virginia Tourism Office
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