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published Mar 2020

Sustainable Trail Bridge Design

by USDA Forest Service

Designing trail bridges based on trail-specific Trail Management Objectives (TMOs) is essential for providing the desired trail experience, for ensuring user safety, and for maximizing bridge longevity.


posted Oct 1, 2021

SCA Leader Teams Handbook

by Student Conservation Association (SCA)

This handbook defines the role of the SCA and the Programs’ policies and guidelines. It is to be referred to and followed. There are three sections- general information, a section specifically for the Leader Team Crew Leader, and a section specifically for the Leader Team Members.


posted Oct 1, 2021

Youth Conservation Corps Reference Manual: A Coordinator’s Guide

This handbook is intended to provide consistency among the National Park Service (NPS) units responsible for implementing the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and to offer guidance for establishing and operating the YCC throughout the NPS.


posted Sep 30, 2021

Pennsylvania Trail Design & Development Principles

by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation & Conservation Partnerships Division

A compilation of best practices and guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and management of your trail employing sustainable design.


published Feb 2021

Sun Corridor Trail Alliance Action Plan

The SCTA Action Plan serves as a checklist of guiding tasks for the new organization as it continues to move the Sun Corridor Trail forward.


posted Sep 23, 2021

Launching a Successful Civilian Climate Corps

This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.


published May 2021

Rails With Trails: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

by Federal Highway Administration

This updated Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned report documents how the state of the practice, perspectives, and context for rails-with-trails have evolved since 2002 and includes updated effective practices.


published Jan 2019

The Beerline Trail Equitable Implementation Plan – 2019

The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.


posted Sep 21, 2021

Federal Funding FAQ’s

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails


published Jun 2019

Monitoring Guidebook

by The Interagency Visitor Use Management Council

Evaluating Effectiveness of Visitor Use Management