22nd American Trails International Trails Symposium

2015 American Trails

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

TRAILS AWARDS


American Trails presents the National & International Trails Awards to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working for the betterment of trails both nationally and internationally.

 

 

American Trails' 22nd National Trails Awards Program honors people and programs at the 22nd American Trails International Trails Symposium. The awards celebration was held in Portland at the Oregon Convention, April 16, 2015. The National Trails Awards program is one way American Trails recognizes the exemplary people who work to create a national system of trails to meet the recreation, health, and travel needs of Americans– including those abroad. The awards honor outstanding efforts of agencies, trail professionals, the private sector, corporations, advocates, media, those creating healthier communities and people, groups dedicated to getting kids out on trails and into the outdoors, and others.

 

WINNERS of American Trails National & International Trails Awards for 2015

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Hulet Hornbeck Award

Steve Griswold dedicated his career in service to championing good trail practices and molding successful trail programs and crews within countless National Parks across America.

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Lifetime Service Award

Mel Huie has been an enthusiastic supporter, advocate, and planner of trails in the Portland area for more than three decades and serves as Metro’s Trails Coordinator.

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Best Trails State

Oregon works with local, federal, and state agencies, as well as organizations, to encourage the design, construction, and maintenance of trails that offer a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Community Service

Northwest Youth Corps has been building trails to the future 1984, helping more than 18,000 diverse young people through opportunities to improve the natural environment.

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Corporate Award

REI has provided more than $44 million since 1976 to nonprofit organizations to steward and enhance America’s outdoor spaces. This provides critical support to small, local nonprofits that provide hands-on support to park and trail managers nationwide.

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Friends of Trails

Michigan Trail Riders Association has worked since 1963 to develop and maintain over 500 miles of trail and 18 trail camps across the state, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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Public Service

Karl Knapp has strengthened California’s system of trails by setting and maintaining high standards for trail planning, design, and implementation. At every level of his work, Karl has developed creative strategies to address the challenges.

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Kids and Trails

Wildlands Conservancy's Bike and Boat Program has connected tens of thousands of kids to the Lehigh River Water Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Trail while promoting healthy active lifestyles.

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Outstanding Media

100 Missouri Miles Challenge was launched by Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon to encourage Missourians to complete “100 Missouri Miles” of physical activity during the year while promoting the outstanding trails in the state.

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Outstanding Trail Sharing

Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area demonstrates trail sharing while creating new recreation opportunities for off-highway vehicles, conserving and restoring natural resources, and benefitting the economy.

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Planning and Design - Level 1

Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization with a mission to create a hike/bike trail along the entire 116-mile length of the Truckee River, from Tahoe City, California, to Pyramid Lake, Nevada.

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Planning and Design - Level 2

Putah Creek North Bank Trail connects the historic downtown of Winters, California with Rotary Park through surrounding neighborhoods via a gracefully undulating trail that travels along the creek and preserve.

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Planning and Design - Level 3

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is working to create a 50-mile network of multi-use bicycle/pedestrian trails spanning the length of Santa Cruz County, California, and connecting to neighborhoods, schools, parks, transit, and workplaces.

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Partnership - Level 1

American Conservation Experience and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit partnered to complete the 2.5-mile long Monument Pass Trail in South Lake Tahoe, California, a key connector to some of the most popular trails in the region.

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Partnership - Level 2

City of Asheville and New Belgium Brewery fostered partnerships that contributed to the completion of a critical link in the French Broad Greenway in Asheville, North Carolina, part of a larger planned greenway system.

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State of the Art Technology

Single Track, LLC designed the ST 240 machine to enable land managers to build trails that are commercially viable, while providing trail users with the outdoors experience they seek, and preserving the natural setting.

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Trails and the Arts

City of Redmond developed the Redmond Central Connector, a 3.9-mile rails-to-trails pilot project that landscape architects and artists worked on together to develop the trail’s master plan for integrated art and landscape design.

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Trails for Health

Get Your Tail on the Trail is a program to get more people active and healthy, presented by the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor with St. Luke’s University Health Network.

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Trail Advocacy

graphicArchie T. Thompson
graphicBruce Stuart
graphicEvergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
graphicRoy Garrett
graphicScott Schilling
graphicTerri Collins
graphicSilas Chamberlin

This award is given in recognition of successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.

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Trail Worker

graphicAndrew Fulks
graphicEmile and Rita Croteau
graphicJeff Potter
graphicKen Neubecker
graphicMichael Kuepper
graphicMike Rooks
graphicRaymond Pellerin
graphicSam Jarrett
graphicShawn Redfield
graphicTate Connor

This award recognizes an individual that has made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance.

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International Partnership

Red Latinoamericana de Sanderismo (Latin American Hiking Network) has developed an extensive website with resources for hiking in Latin America and created a forum to integrate individual hikers and hiking organizations to promote trails

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International Planning and Design

Fundacion Caminando Panama is working on two projects simultaneously focused on rescuing Panama’s two trans-isthmian colonial routes: the Camino de Cruces (Crosses Road) and the Camino Real (Kings Road).

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International Kids and Trails

Pemberton Camp School provides outdoor educational programs for children, and collaborates with teachers to get kids out on the trail by offering week-long camps and an after-school program.

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