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Mission of the National Trails Training Partnership
A wide variety of agencies and organizations nationwide have joined together to promote opportunities for training in trail planning, design, development, maintenance, and volunteer management. Also see the Case Statement for NTTP which explains current actions and goals. A Memorandum of Understanding among Federal partners has also been signed.
These non-profit organizations have signed the following Private-Sector Partnership Agreement: American Hiking Society, American Motorcyclist Association, American Trails, Back Country Horsemen of America, International Mountain Biking Association, Leave No Trace Incorporated, National Association of State Trail Administrators, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Partnership for the National Trails System, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Student Conservation Association, Tread Lightly!, Professional Trail Builders Association.
VISION: A voluntary association of Federal agencies, Tribal governments, State and local governments and private trail organizations to promote a full range of skills and informational training and resource information being available each year for partners to responsibly manage (plan, protect, design, enhance, build, interpret, preserve, maintain and perform other activities on) trails throughout America.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES: The signatories to this PA agree to work together following these guiding principles:
SCOPE OF WORK (MISSION):
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
BACKGROUND: America's diverse network of trails provides great satisfaction and inspiration to United States citizens and international visitors. These trails accommodate many types of visitors and uses and are often managed through public/private partnerships involving volunteers. With adequate skills, Federal and State agencies, volunteers, and other trail-oriented interests are better able to manage this rich heritage of trails of all kinds, in ways that will minimize their impact on the environment and maximize responsible recreational enjoyment.
AUTHORITIES: All efforts undertaken under this Private-Sector Partnership Agreement ("PA" hereinafter) and with local, State, or Federal agencies shall be in accordance with United States laws and regulations. Unless otherwise provided by law, all contract work undertaken by the parties for Federal, State, or local government shall be performed in accordance with the relevant government's procurement and claims policies and procedures. This PA does not authorize the transmittal between or expenditure of funds by any of the signatory groups.
TERMS OF THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
Non-Fund Obligation Document: This PA is neither a fiscal nor a funds obligation document. Any endeavor involving reimbursement or contribution of funds between parties of the PA will be handled in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and organizational procedures. Such endeavors will be outlined in separate agreements that shall be made in writing by representatives of the parties.
Participation in Similar Activities: This PA in no way restricts any signatory from participating in similar activities with other public or private agencies, organizations, and individuals.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: During the performance of this PA, the parties agree to operate as a non-discriminatory body that does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The participants will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP) began in September of 1999 as a forum of representatives from diverse trail organizations and land management and funding agencies concerned at the level and availability of trails training opportunities. A critical component of NTTP's future is incorporation of other interested trail organizations and agencies.
The National Trails Training Partnership
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This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement DTFH61-06-H-00023. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.
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Updated April 30, 2014