Some of our recent trail projects which include sustainable trail design, trail construction, GIS mapping and feasibility studies.
A complete sustainable trail build in beautiful northwestern CT at Kalmia Sanctuary. Project included GIS analysis, flagging, corridor and tread clearing, and trail marking. Also provided a GIS trail map of the area.
NWCSA is a sportsman club that needed a sustainable trail route to bring equipment and supplies to one of their fields on the back portion of a large property. A previous attempt was made by the club to route a trail, but much of it went through wet areas and was unsustainable. PZG did a GIS analysis of the area and recommended an alternative routing that was flagged and then adopted by the club.
As part of the effort to help Newtown create an Action Plan for the
renovation of Al’s Trail, Planet Zero Gravity performed a GIS grade
analysis on the 11 mile long trail. It involves using elevation data to
determine which segments of trail are steep and potentially
unsustainable. For this project we used the grade analysis to pinpoint
sections of trail that were more likely need maintenance or potentially
even a re-route.
This project involved an inventory of all trails and other assets at Sunrise Park in Suffield, CT. Each feature was logged with GPS, and a
map created that will be used in future promotional materials for the
park. Project was completed for the Suffield Parks and Recreation
Partnering with the National Park Service and Groundwork Bridgeport,
Planet Zero Gravity researched the North Branch Park River corridor. The
goal of this study was to make recommendations on whether a trail along
the river through this urban area was feasible. Work included property
analysis, identifying nearby connections, reviewing historical water
flows and mapping. This study was produced for the City of Hartford. (photo credit – Groundwork Bridgeport)