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The Trail Challenge is a “call to action” for all of us to work together to achieve a sustainable trail system by increasing our collective capacity to care for trails and by increasing on-the-ground results through shared stewardship of trails.
Put your skills to the test in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
The purpose of the study was to identify the perceptions of people with disabilities relative to program and physical accessibility in the National Park Service.
Contributor Josh Adams interviews Wayne Dunker, the parks and recreation director of Washington, Missouri.
Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.
An interview with Dr. Sheldon Chesky, President & CEO of BioSpan
The NRT program works to preserve and celebrate our nation's pathways. Here's an overview of how to apply for NRT designation.
The Coalition for Recreation Trails (CRT) awarded the 2019 Maintenance and Rehabilitation award to the Vermont ATV Sportsman's Association (VASA) for the Stage Coach Trail Improvement project.
ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business
American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich celebrates Trail Warriors-- park rangers, naturalists, maintenance workers, and staff-- who understand and care about real and sustainable trail access.
San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.
Organizations working together can tackle problems and issues that are too large for single organizations to handle.
A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.
Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community
Rebuilding Trails After the Carr Fire in California.
Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock
Find out more about the National Recreation Trail program and the steps needed to apply.
Why trail managers often engage Conservation Corps on maintenance projects, and why you might see more Corps on our trails.
These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.
Particularly in the aftermath of disaster, volunteers are vital to the success of keeping public lands, parks, and trails open and well-maintained for generations to come.
The story behind the development of LA Counties world-class trails mobile app and website covering 600+ parks, over 550 linear miles of trails, hundreds of points of interest.
Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.
American Trails hosted the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute in Syracuse, New York April 28 - May 1, 2019.
By incorporating mobile technology both Trailhead Labs and OnCell hope to expand our community's curiosity and sense of adventure.
Nominations for the 2019 Coalition for Recreational Trails Achievement Awards are due May 1, 2019.
The state of Utah has used innovative programming to keep their citizens safe from avalanche dangers. Although they cannot completely prevent avalanches from occurring, they are educating the public through the Utah Avalanche Center about ways to avoid triggering an avalanche, and how to stay safe should one occur.
When advocates gather, trail magic happens.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) just initiated a notice of proposed rulemaking to consider a rule proposed by opponents to railbanking that would significantly limit the ability of trail proponents to preserve rail corridors for interim trail use.
We need to protect the LWCF, America’s best parks program, before it’s too late. American Trails is proud to support action to permanently reauthorize this critical program. Join us now and add your name to #SaveLWCF
Continuing the series on bridging the barriers between trail user groups
Grant Will Connect City of Niagara Falls to New York City, Expand Trail Connections and Enhance Niagara Gorge Access
Past President of Ozark Greenways, Monty Montgomery, passed away on August 19, 2018. He was an avid supporter and longtime friend of Ozark Greenways. He inspired countless individuals to explore our beautiful Ozarks through bicycling, hiking, and running all while promoting fun and fellowship.
The history of American Trails is a history of trail giants. Of people who, decades ago, before there were positions like state trails coordinator, or books like Wild, espousing the healing power of trails, stood up and said to everyone who would listen, we need to realize the value of trails. Men and women who embodied the quote from French poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
The Coalition for Recreational Trails is pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds.
I have had two great epiphanies in my life, and both of them were thanks to trails. The first epiphany came as a result of a mountain biking accident I had in June of 1991.
If you aren’t counting and surveying trail users, you may be missing an opportunity to better fund your program and help the community understand the value of your trail system or interconnected network of trails.
American Trails participated in the largest ever Hike the Hill ®, which brought 123 hikers and trail organization representatives to Washington, D.C. to advocate before Congress and the federal government for trails and public lands.
The 750-mile trail will provide new opportunities for hiking and biking along scenic vistas and through charming, historic communities, driving tourism and economic activity across New York.
This session discusses how, what, where, when, and why to put your trail projects out to bid.
How to gather and interpret data.
Is your community the next great mountain biking community? What does it mean to embrace bicycles on natural-surface trails and how do community leaders and land managers get started?
The thing that excites me is when I go out and I see people using our trails and I see families on the trails, you know? It pleases me and excites me that I’m beginning to, once again, see moms and dads and kids on trails, not just the mountain bikers.
When flood PLAIN turns into flood WAY, trails are in trouble.
The Second World Trails Conference took place November 7-9, 2011 in the Seogwipo area of Jeju Island, South Korea.
What's the right answer for mobility devices?
The fruition of a long distance trail.
Over 1,000 people involved in trails provided responses to a trails training survey that asked respondents to share their experience and ideas on effective types of training and delivery methods, as well as identifying important skills where training is needed.