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published Oct 1995

Using Partnerships and Cooperation to Get What You Need for Trails

by Skye Ridley with American Trails

Keynote Address to the Arizona State Trails Conference


published Apr 2004

The Multi-Objective Values of Trails

by Steve Elkinton with National Park Service

Trails and greenways advocates need to think more broadly and to look at the larger values of trails in the context of "green infrastructure."


published Oct 2008

Closing Gaps in the East Coast Greenway

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Inc.

The ECG Alliance focuses on completing the long-distance system of trails and bike routes.


published May 2003

Tips on Meeting with Congressional Offices

Meeting with a member of Congress or congressional staff is a very effective way to convey a message about your trails, parks, or outdoor recreation issue.


published Jun 2010

Promoting Trails in the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

by Donna Boone with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc.

Website and marketing efforts to publicize the trails along the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in eastern Pennsylvania.


published Jun 2010

Triad Partnership Protects and Manages the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin

by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Ice Age Trail Triad shows that the federal government, a state agency, and a nonprofit can all work together to accomplish a lot more than they could if they worked on their own.


published May 2010

The Duthie Hill Story: a Public-private Partnership for Trails

by King County Parks and Recreation

The King County Parks-EMBA partnership is an excellent example of how a public-private partnership can leverage funds in tight fiscal times to create, maintain, and program a unique, world-class trails system that is open and accessible for all to enjoy.


published Jun 2010

Partnership works to improve Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain State Park

Partners work to develop volunteers skills to improve heavily-used sections of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.


published Jun 2010

Partners build mountain biking trail system at Oak Mountain State Park

by Rob Grant with Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

At approximately 22 miles long (and growing), the mountain bike trail is a mix of mostly tight singletrack and “ doubletrack” trail with about 1600 feet of combined climbing if you ride the entire loop.


published Jan 2009

The Shoreline Greenway Trail: a study in patience, flexibility, and creativity

by John Eberle with Stantec

The 25-mile trail along a stretch of Connecticut’s southern coast faces challenges from acquiring easements, to coordinating between four towns, to designing through varying types of terrain.