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American Trails works on behalf of ALL trail interests. Our website, www.AmericanTrails.org, is one of the world's most comprehensive online sources for planning, building, designing, funding, managing, enhancing, and supporting trails, greenways, and blueways.
american trails Board
american trails Board
American Trails has been a collective voice for a diverse coalition of enthusiasts, professionals, advocates, land managers, conservationists, and friends of the outdoors and livable cities. American Trails strives to enrich the quality of life for all people and the sustainable development of communities by advancing and promoting the development, preservation, and enjoyment of diverse, high quality trails and greenways. We envision a network of trails within 15 minutes of every home, school, and workplace.
We support local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether they be in backcountry, rural or urban areas. Our goal is to support America's trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests. Since our formation in 1988 we've been involved in everything from training trails advocates to increasing accessible trail opportunities for persons with disabilities.
American Trails will continue to keep you informed on both trail know-how and issues critical to the future of trails. With your help, we can increase funding for trails, keep more trails open, and improve the health and well-being of Americans of all ages and abilities, including our children.
Working together - works! There is strength in numbers! Please consider making a donation or joining American Trails.
Mission of American Trails
American Trails advances the development of diverse, high quality trails and greenways for the benefit of people and communities. Through collaboration, education, and communication, American Trails raises awareness of the value these trail systems offer.
American Trails envisions the nation’s public trails and greenways being within reach of all people wherever they live, work, and play. This vision ensures that:
Our work includes:
Fostering cooperation and communication among all trail users
Coordinating the American Trails International Trails Symposium every two years: in Portland, Oregon in 2015; in Arizona in 2013; in 2010 in Chattanooga, Tennessee; in 2008 in Little Rock, Arkansas; in 2006 in Quad Cities (Illinois and Iowa); 2004 in Austin, Texas; 2002 in Orlando, Florida; 2000 in Redding, California.
Hosting the National Trails Awards program
Revitalizing the National Recreation Trails program with the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other agencies and national organizations
Producing the American Trails Magazine, the premier news publication for all trail advocates and managers
Producing our monthly Trail Tracks e-Newsletter with links to www.AmericanTrails.org
Providing an Online Business Directory to provide you with cutting-edge products and services for trails
Providing technical assistance and resources for trails and greenways
Working with agencies and trail organizations to promote skills and education through the National Trails Training Partnership
Providing webinars as a part of our Advancing Trails Webinar Series bringing you the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways
Promoting accessible trails along with agency guidelines, legal issues, and creative solutions
Hosting an Online Store to purchase books, maps, memberships, and webinars
Sharing information and providing assistance to State Trails Programs in every state
Bringing news of opportunities, jobs, and grant programs to trails activists
Supporting funding for trails through State, Federal, and private programs
Promoting national policy for the future of trails and greenways, to Congress, the White House, key agency heads, and the national news media
Participating in hearings, and task forces on federal land management issues
Interpreting Congressional action and legislationfor local trail supporters
Do you find the resources on our website valuable? Then please join American Trails today to support the work we do to keep you on the cutting-edge!
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Telephone: (530) 605-4395
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