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posted Feb 17, 2020
American Trails Staff
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.
published Aug 6, 2012
Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.
posted Feb 4, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
posted Dec 11, 2019
The Trail Town Program® is an initiative of The Progress Fund working in small rural towns across western Pennsylvania and western Maryland
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
RTC's guide to conducting a survey, including sample surveys and methods.
posted Dec 5, 2019
Specific skills used in management of natural resources that host trails and greenways: monitoring impacts of visitors and natural processes; acquisition and protection of trail corridors; conservation and restoration of habitat and natural areas.
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.
posted Dec 4, 2019
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.
posted 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.
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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
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