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posted Aug 17, 2020
American Trails contributing author Josh Adams spoke with Greg Harris about the very exciting Rock Island Trail project. In 2019 the Rock Island Trail got a huge boost when a 144-mile corridor was donated to expand the trail.
published Sep 1, 2012
National Park Service
Every unit of the national park system is required to have a formal statement of its core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions—a foundation for planning and management. The development of a foundation document for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is necessary to effectively manage the park over the long term and protect park resources and values that are integral to the purpose and identity of the park unit.
published Dec 1, 2014
The core components of this foundation document include a brief description of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the nature and purposes of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, significance statements, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes.
These components are core because they typically do not change over time. Core components are expected to be used in future planning and management efforts.
published May 13, 2019
The Corps Network
The purpose of this guide is to acquaint state administrators and transportation agencies with the benefits of employing Corpsmembers on transportation projects, and to encourage the use of Service and Conservation Corps in state-funded trail programs.
published May 27, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
Encouraging that HR 5797, “The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Full Funding Act of 2020” be included in the transportation reauthorization bill currently being drafted
published Mar 2, 2020
Tyler Ray with American Hiking Society
On behalf of the thousands of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we urge appropriators to adequately invest in our nation’s trails.
published Aug 6, 2012
Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.
posted Oct 2, 2019
American Trails Staff
This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project, which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few.
posted Sep 6, 2019
Have questions about funding your trail? Check out these answers from presenters that have successfully courted private foundations to give you a holistic view of how projects can be pushed to the next level by engaging the private sector.
published Dec 31, 2019
Federal Highway Administration
A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.
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