Karl Beard

Trail Planner with National Park Service


Karl Beard, pioneering Trail Planner of the National Park Service Rivers & Trails Conservation Assistance Program. Karl has played an instrumental role in the development of numerous trails of local, regional, national, and international significance, including The Walkway Over the Hudson, Hudson River Greenway, Shawangunk Ridge Trail, Erie Canalway Trail, the Bronx River, the national Water Trail movement, the Kingston Midtown Linear Park, the Ashokan Rail Trail and many, many more.