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published Oct 2019

New Report Outlines How Active Transportation Transforms America

Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.


published Jul 2019

Funding Needs For Wildlife, Working Lands, and Recreation In Montana

A study shows that from 2014 to 2018, there was a $6.8 million gap between trail projects proposed to RTP and funding awarded.


published Nov 2009

Evidence of Many Varieties of Economic Benefits Linked to Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways impact our economy through tourism, events, urban redevelopment, community improvement, property values, health care costs, jobs and investment, and general consumer spending.


posted Aug 12, 2019

Launching Florida’s Trail Town Program

by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

A Trail Town is a vibrant destination where people come together.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Getting Real with Preservative-Treated Wood for Trail Structures

by Butch Bernhardt with Western Wood Preservers Institute

Wood is sustainable and renewable. We can extend the life of wood far beyond the time it takes to grow a new tree.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Managing High-Use Trails: Why Trail Stewards are a Necessity in Creating Safe, Sustainable Trails

by Hank Osborn with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Learn how trail steward and trail-building programs have worked to make the public better informed and more responsible trail users while protecting the resource.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Access to the Great Outdoors for All

by Emmalee Dolfi with The Trust for Public Land

Using the power of GIS mapping to strategically target development of recreation access and new land protection opportunities to address gap areas.


posted Jun 11, 2019

PTSD: Trails and Nature - The Better Medication

by Mike Buckley

Natural and holistic PTSD treatment protocols.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Traversing the Great Ledge: Climbers in New Netherlands' Most Iconic Landscapes

by Casey Holzworth with New York State Department Of Transportation, Jeff Moss with Thatcher Climbing Coalition

Still a work in progress, partnerships gives climbers access to a new trail system while preserving safety, cultural resources, and protected rare plants, animals, and habitat.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Africatown Connections Blueway: Healing Begins by Reclaiming Our Heritage and Happiness

by Elizabeth Smith-Incer with National Park Service, Joe Womack with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

Preserving and making available the international historical significance of Africatown.