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posted Nov 16, 2020
Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks includes a wealth of practical advice on how to visit and hike the national parks and concludes with a plea to readers to evolve from national park visitors to national park stewards. This book would make a great holiday gift!
published Oct 13, 2020
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
In August of 2020 American Trails held a webinar called "Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy." This webinar discussed how the city of Modesto, California dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails. These are some key takeaways from the webinar.
published Aug 31, 2020
Every year we ask you to submit photos from your favorite NRTs to highlight these incredible and diverse trails. We are accepting nominations for 2020 until December 15th!
published 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, 2007
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The purpose of this study is to provide baseline historical information pertaining to those portions of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail that cross onto lands managed by the FWS at the White River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Arkansas, the Wheeler NWR in Alabama, and the Tennessee NWR in Tennessee.
published Jul 1, 1977
U.S. Department of the Interior
This study has been prepared and trail recommendations made to meet the requirements of Public Law 90-543. The 1969 El Camino Real Feasibility Study concluded that sufficient documentation of historic, scenic, natural, and cultural significance did exist to warrant further study. This study will present recommendations based on an evaluation of the field study findings.
published Mar 1, 2013
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Parks Division
This document is a best practices manual intended to give guidance and direction on minimizing risk and liability for persons with an interest in operating and maintaining trails. Specifically, it seeks to help trail operators, managers and owners, mitigate risk and reduce liability, that can arise from trail design, trail use and maintenance operations. The techniques discussed here are intended to be applied with prudence and due consideration of the particular circumstances of each trail.
published Apr 1, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions to confirm if your plans are safe and appropriate.
posted Jun 17, 2020
The Lion's Tale is a National Recreation Trail that is specially designed to create a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Through a special mascot, Lop Ears the Mountain Lion, the trail tells a story using braille as well as other sensory methods.
published Jun 8, 2020
Putting the continued fight for equity in the outdoors into historical context, and finding ways to move forward.
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