The Trail Fund is a joint initiative of the Trails Move People Coalition, led by American Trails.
The 2022 National Trails Workshop provided training to 200 to 300 current and novice trail stewards and brought them together for peer exchange and networking, many of whom will bring skills back to local trails to teach colleagues and volunteers.
The 3 day event provided 19.5 hours of high quality and impactful skills-based training to attendees. For the first time, it strategically engaged audiences outside of the immediate National Scenic and Historic Trails stewards and managers to involve members of Indigenous communities, local students, business and others who have expressed an interest in collaborating with trail Applicants to improve stewardship of trails. Investing in this project supported training for co-led stewardship and engagement with underserved and diverse populations including Indigenous communities and the Latino/Latina/Latinx/Hispanic community, while providing opportunities for new and seasoned trail stewards to learn together and co-create for stronger, better maintained trails.