Trail Sharing Award

This award recognizes innovative and successful trail sharing efforts, programs, and systems.


Ann Hill, BLM Training Center, Phoenix

Ann is the Recreation Training Coordinator for the Bureau of Land Management.

Ann is the principal developer and all around "go to" person in the delivery of a nationally recognized trails training course titled "Trails Management: Plans, Projects and People." Ann has given a tremendous amount of her time, energy and passion to provide this needed training in a variety of locations throughout the U.S.

This course has provided critical skills and knowledge to over 200 federal, state, organizational and volunteer staff throughout the country over the past two years. Ann has set up the environment that teaches them "how to fish" in terms of going back and teaching others the principles of plans, projects, and people. This is no easy task, especially given the diverse background of the participants. But the rewards are definitely worth her effort. What a legacy to pass on to others as we see increasing competition for scarce dollars, talent, and space in the landscape.

Ann is to be commended for all of her hard work, diligence, and passion in providing such valuable experiences where instructors and students bond in "sharing" their trails knowledge, skills and experiences.

Students at the "Trails Management: Plans, Projects and People" course

Students at the "Trails Management: Plans, Projects and People" course


More winners of this award

2015: Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area

2013: Colorado Responsible Recreation Foundation’s “Stay The Trail” Campaign

2010: Ride With Respect

2008: Bill Manning

2006: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri & Illinois

2004: Jefferson County Open Space, Colorado

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