posted Apr 3, 2019
American Trails Staff
Nominations for the 2019 Coalition for Recreational Trails Achievement Awards are due May 1, 2019.
posted Mar 22, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to explore nature and view wildlife on our nation’s National Recreation Trails. Wildflowers are starting to bloom, birds are out in abundance, the weather is getting warmer, and these NRTs are some of the best trails out there to experience it all.
posted Jul 12, 2018
In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar will explain how joining or creating an organization will help in addressing issues such as poor trail design, lack of maintenance, and general misunderstanding of horses that can result in loss of trail access. Please note: This webinar can apply to all trail activities, but examples in this webinar reference equestrian trails.
posted Jun 6, 2018
This project required an easement across private property to access the San Juan National Forest. Labor was provided by the Southwest Conservation Corps, Southwest Colorado Cycling Association, and Mesa Verde Backcountry Horsemen, with additional funding from the National Forest Foundation.
posted May 16, 2018
Equestrian trail users are awakening to the fact that we are recreating largely on public lands owned by more than 300 million citizens.
posted May 10, 2018
On March 15, 2011, new Department of Justice rules took effect, specifying the “other power-driven mobility devices” (OPDMD) that could be used on trails by “individuals with mobility disabilities.” If you manage a trail that is open to the public this rule applies to your facility.
posted Mar 13, 2018
The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.
posted Feb 5, 2018
This webinar is an introduction to the National Recreation Trails Program and the National Water Trails System.
posted Jan 26, 2018
This webinar tells the story of how the Razorback Greenway was conceived, designed, funded, and implemented— a case study with multiple innovative and enabling solutions.