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published May 2021

Sensing the Trail

by Arwen Brenneman with Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Levaware systems is offering IoT intelligence to create a new type of trailhead.


published May 2021

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Funds Help Bring Changes to Oklahoma State University (OSU) Botanical Garden

by American Trails Staff

The botanical garden at OSU is undergoing improvements with the help of RTP grant funding.


published Apr 2021

Hike the Hill 2021 Priorities

This February and March, over 120 advocates virtually hiked the halls of Congress to call for action to protect and expand access for all to public lands and trails. These efforts, led by the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Hiking Society, developed a series of common messages and legislative priorities for the coming Federal fiscal year. We encourage all of our partners to download the Hike the Hill materials now to help build a common agenda for the entire trails community.


published Apr 2021

Criteria for Trail Placement, Control Points, and Layout

The following criteria are used in order to determine suitable locations for new trails and trail reroutes within the Kremmling Field Office, Colorado


published Mar 2021

Earmarks are an Opportunity for Trail Funding

by American Trails Staff

The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.


published Mar 2021

2020 Annual Report

American Trails is pleased to present our 2020 Annual Report.


published Mar 2021

HR 1864: RTP Full Funding Act Moves Forward

Welch and Curtis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails -- HR 1864


published Mar 2021

Trail Etiquette - What to Do with Horse Poo

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Lora Goerlich, American Trails contributor and equestrian expert, shares trail etiquette around horse manure.


published Mar 2021

Trails Community Appropriations Recommendations for FFY 2022

by American Trails Staff

These recommendations have been jointly developed for Hike the Hill regarding FFY 2022 asks and justifications for Federal agency budgets affecting trails and outdoor recreation opportunities.


published Mar 2021

National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program

The National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program was created to train smart volunteer and professional sawyers across the nation.