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published Jan 2014

Wilderness Stewardship Plan Handbook

by National Park Service

The purpose of the Wilderness Stewardship Plan Handbook 2014 is to provide direction for creating wilderness stewardship plans, driven by the concept of preserving wilderness character. The Handbook focuses on how to incorporate wilderness policy and wilderness character into a wilderness stewardship plan and also offers a general overview of planning and compliance to be useful for those with and without a professional background in planning.


published Oct 2011

Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Trail Stewardship Notebook

by Ice Age Trail Alliance

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail (NST) is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin’s renowned Ice Age heritage and scenic beauty. The Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) and its partners can shape users’ experiences. As stewards of the land and the Trail, we can help users develop a connection with the land and create a sense of wonder — even pique their curiosity enough to further explore the Trail.


published Jan 2016

OSI Guide to Independent Stewardship for Trails

by Outdoor Stewardship Institute

This training was developed to teach the fundamentals of basic trail maintenance to volunteers working independently in groups of three or less people. Local, state and federal land management agencies will benefit from this training because participants will gain skills that allow them to perform needed routine trail maintenance with minimal supervision and coordination.


published Mar 2023

Adaptive Recreation: Hiking and Biking for Mobility Device Users

by Quinn Brett with National Park Service

This U.S. Fish and Wildlife presentation by Quinn Brett focuses on trail information and trail usability.


published Oct 2020

Accessibility Toolkit for Land Managers

by Willamette Partnership

Accessibility means more than ADA. What makes you feel welcome in outdoor spaces? When you visit a new park, how do you know that people want you to be there, that you belong?


published Jan 2024

Trails Across New York: A Grassroots Guide to Developing Greenway Trails

by Parks and Trails New York

This guide walks advocates and trail planners through the steps needed to see a greenway trail completed. The first section outlines the steps needed to get a project started, from identifying the corridor to cultivating the vision that will help inspire engagement and public support, and eventually lead to buy-in from state and/or local government.


published Jan 2016

STEP IT UP! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

The Call to Action provides strategies that communities can use to support walking, which we hope will result in long-lasting changes to improve the health and health care of Americans today and of the generations that follow.


published Sep 2021

Winter Placemaking Guide

by 8-80 Cities

The Winter Placemaking Guide is dedicated to community leaders, policymakers and all types of community changemakers who seek to improve their surroundings during the winter season.


published Apr 2020

Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook

by National Park Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consider this workbook as a starting point. Every project is different. This workbook is intended as a guide to be adapted for specific situations.


published May 2016

Hiking Trails in America

by American Hiking Society

Call it walking. Call it hiking. Seldom has something so much fun also turned out to be so good for us!