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posted May 16, 2018

Environmental Aspects of Horses on Trails

by American Trails Staff

Does equestrian use have an impact on stream and lake water quality?

  tags: equestrian, preservation

posted May 16, 2018

"Defensive Horse Safety" Training Course

by American Trails Staff

A presentation on remaining safe while performing such tasks as catching, leading, tying, grooming, bridling, and saddling stock.

  tags: safety, equestrian

posted May 16, 2018

The Forest Service and Horses: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

by American Trails Staff

A historical presentation by the USFS at the Southeast Equestrian Trail Conference in 2008.

  tags: historic, equestrian

posted Apr 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Pack String promotes stock packing skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.

  tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry

posted Apr 20, 2018

Volunteers promote trails and equine rides for public in NJ

Lusscroft Farm has a network of trails that connects the site with additional trails in High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest. The major purpose of this event has been to reintroduce the concept of equine trail rides to this area of New Jersey.

  tags: equestrian, volunteers, environment, historic

posted Apr 20, 2018

Florida Trails Expo inspires young equestrians to action

by Alexandra H. Weiss with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Florida Youth Equestrian Trails Expo is designed to inspire young equestrians to become active trail users, encourage advocacy and volunteerism on behalf of equestrian trails, and offer education in land conservation ethics.

  tags: youth

posted Mar 27, 2018

Mullet Hall Equestrian Trail System, South Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Trails on the former Mullet Hall Plantation are managed specifically for horse trail riding.

  tags: equestrian, wildlife, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

North Augusta Greeneway, North Augusta, South Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Named after former Mayor Thomas W. Greene, this rail trail links neighborhoods and parks.

  tags: greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Mountains to Sea Trail, Orange County, California

by American Trails Staff

This 22-mile urban nature reserve and bikeway starts in Weir Canyon and travels through six jurisdictions, enabling trail users to experience the diversity of the 50,000-acre Irvine Ranch Land Reserve.

  tags: multi-use, wilderness, greenway, urban

posted Feb 5, 2018

Understanding the National Recreation Trails Program and National Water Trails System

This webinar is an introduction to the National Recreation Trails Program and the National Water Trails System.

  tags: free webinar

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