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posted Jul 2, 2019

The Future of Transportation and Recreation Trail Projects Utilizing Youth and Conservation Corps

Corps are embedded in their communities and serve as cost-effective, common-sense partners that show up ready to work, manage their own crews, and help increase your staff capacity. Learn how you can engage the next generation of diverse trail, transportation, and recreation professionals!

  tags: accessibility, federal, funding, youth corps, volunteers, advancing trails webinar series

posted Jun 24, 2019

Volunteer Stewardship Tools

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Explore the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.

  tags: volunteers, stewardship

posted Jun 5, 2019

Young Adults and Professional Partnering for 21st Century Trails

by Willie Bittner with Great Lakes Trailbuilders, LLC, Lauren Edwards-Johnson with The Corps Network, Brenna Kelly with Conservation Legacy

Engaging youth and veterans in trail projects.

  tags: youth, partnerships, veterans

posted Apr 5, 2019

Improve Your Volunteer Stewardship Toolbox

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Learn from three organizations about the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.


posted Jun 6, 2018

Pole Mountain Trails - Wyoming

Project sponsor Wyoming Conservation Corps partnered with Wyoming Pathways and the Medicine Bow National Forest to build and maintain sustainable trails in the high-use Pole Mountain area.


posted Jun 6, 2018

Wildcat Rock Trail - North Carolina

Construction involved professional trail contractors, youth service crews, and community volunteer groups. The three-mile trail is a segment of the 20-mile Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trail that will circumnavigate the community of Gerton.


posted Jun 6, 2018

Horseshoe Bend Park Trail Restoration - New Jersey

The trail system was in critical need of erosion control, raised walkways, and small bridges to enable the broadest number of people to use the trails year round, while protecting water quality and habitat.


posted Apr 3, 2018

California Conservation Corps Learn New Skills on Accessible Urban Trail

San Diego County partnered with the California Conservation Corps to develop an accessible trail surfaced with hardened crushed granite material from TechniSoil LLC.

  tags: conservation corps

posted Mar 3, 2018

Pioneer-Cabin, High Ridge, and Federal Gulch Trails Reconstruction

by USDA Forest Service

Funded by a Recreational Trails Program grant from Idaho's state trails program, this trail rehabilitation project was completed by the Northwest Youth Corp and a volunteer day organized with the Boy Scouts of America.

  tags: rehabilitation, restoration, fire, accessibility

posted Feb 19, 2018

Motivating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building.

  tags: urban, transportation