Assistant National Trail Program Manager with USDA Forest Service
Matt Able is the acting Assistant National Trail Program Manager for the Washington office. He has been the Trails and Dispersed Recreation Program Manager for the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky since 2015. He’s also represented Region 8 for the Trails Advisory Group (TAG) since it was formed and is currently the TAG Chair. Matt has broad trail experience starting as a seasonal trail crew member for municipalities in Indiana and Oregon before spending a season with the Bureau of Land Management in Prineville, OR. Matt started his Forest Service career on the Deschutes National Forest in 2010 working on both OHV and non-motorized trails. Matt has specialized experience in sustainable trail layout and design, griphoist, rigging, and rock work.