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published Dec 5, 2019
American Trails Staff
Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: budgeting; developing costs; managing grants and finding programs; managing staff and volunteers; managing projects; identifying funding sources; working with a variety of funding; writing grant proposals;
Specific skills used in planning individual trails and greenways; identifying routes and experiences for park systems; developing plans for regional and statewide systems; developing goals and objectives for trail projects.
The project to complete the Catamount Trail, located in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park, was awarded $145,925.00 in Recreational Trails Funds in the year 2016.
published Nov 13, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Every year hundreds of projects across the country use Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to complete new projects and improve existing infrastructure. These are two recent highlights of how those funds are being used on the ground.
published Oct 29, 2019
Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are all hot topics in the outdoors world, getting more attention than ever, and increasingly being recognized for their importance.
published Oct 2, 2019
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.
published 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 Sep 4, 2019
Find out more about the National Recreation Trail program and the steps needed to apply.
published Aug 12, 2019
The Wildlife and Trail Planning Checklist is a sequence of wildlife-related questions and possible steps to consider in planning a trail.
published Aug 5, 2019
The Primer provides discussion of broad wildlife topics, plus key concepts and rules of thumb to help with trail planning and management.
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund is credited as funding the Big Dry Creek Trail in Westminster, Colorado
The Cache la Poudre River Trail in Greeley, Colorado received funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Colorado Lottery, both through the state trails program
A newer style of sign boldly proclaiming the Colorado Lottery funding source on Cherry Creek Trail in Denver, Colorado
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The Acorn Group, Inc.
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