The newsletter of AMERICAN TRAILS

The only nationwide newsletter covering the needs of all trail users, planners, managers, agencies, and activists. Articles on current events, funding ideas and grants programs, legislation in Congress, new technology, trail and greenway planning, tools for advocacy, trail benefits and economic impacts, accessible trails, environmental issues, training opportunities, news from the federal agencies, state trail programs, publications and resources, events, and conferences.

 NEW YEARS 1998

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News and Events
1998 National Trails Symposium to be held Nov 13-17, 1998
Proposals for National Trails Symposium sessions requested
Introducing American Trails' Board of Directors
Wide variety of groups support AMERICAN TRAILS
New Patron Member joins AMERICAN TRAILS

Trails of Interest
Prayer Walking: exploring faith through exercise
Labyrinth walking: an ancient spiritual path
News from America's trails state by state
People and trails in the news
Rail Trail News
Recycled bridge across the Mississippi is centerpiece of interstate trail network

Trails Action Article

Universal trail assessment process: how it works and why it's important

Commentary
Should we pay to play? Two views on trail user fees
USFS budget not commensurate with economic impacts
How safe are America's trails? Putting safety and liability in perspective

Legislation

Trails legislation in Congress

Forest Service adds test sites for recreation fees

Resources
Funding ideas from across the US
A guide to trail building and maintenance partnerships
New resources and publications

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