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published Jan 1, 2019

Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits of Recreational Trails in Washington State

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

This report evaluates the economic, environmental, and social benefits of outdoor recreation activities associated with trails and their nexus with the economy of Washington.

categories: Social Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, economic

posted Jan 27, 2020

Economy, Environment and Health Benefit from Trails, Two New Studies Show

by American Trails Staff

Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.

categories: Social Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health, economic

posted Nov 11, 2019

“Walk Easy; Hike Strong”: A Veteran’s Journey of Discovery on the Arizona Trail

by Mike Buckley

Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.

categories: Social Benefits
tags: veterans, hiking

published Oct 1, 2019

New Report Outlines How Active Transportation Transforms America

by American Trails Staff

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.

categories: Social Benefits

posted May 15, 2019

The State of Latino Green Space

by Salud America!

Green space initiatives that take community concerns, needs, and desires into consideration may be most effective at improving Latino physical and mental well-being. Green spaces support public health in many ways—they filter air, remove pollution, attenuate noise, cool temperatures, replenish ground water, mitigate stormwater, and can provide food [53, 54]. Beyond these benefits, however, are the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of green space, as discussed below.

categories: Social Benefits

posted Dec 31, 2018

Trails for America

by National Park Service

A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System

categories: Social Benefits
tags: historic

posted Dec 14, 2018

Sandy Hook Remembered

by American Trails Staff

Permanent Memorial to Take Shape under the Watchful Eyes of Two SWA Designers

categories: Social Benefits

posted Nov 15, 2018

The 2017 International Trails Symposium Created Lasting Momentum in Ohio

by Kristen Wicker with Five Rivers MetroParks

When advocates gather, trail magic happens.

categories: Social Benefits

posted Nov 13, 2018

The World is Our Classroom

by Jim Schmid

Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas.

categories: Social Benefits
tags: book review, youth and kids on trails

posted Nov 12, 2018

Celebrating Trails Across America

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Stories from trail enthusiasts of all ages

categories: Social Benefits

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    Salud America!

    Salud America! is a national Latino-focused organization that creates culturally relevant and research-based stories, videos, and tools to inspire people to start and support healthy changes to policies, systems, and env...


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    Greening Youth Foundation

    The Greening Youth Foundation’s (GYF) mission is to work with diverse, underserved and underrepresented children, youth and young adults in an effort to develop and nurture enthusiastic and responsible environmental stew...


    Georgia

    International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

    The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.


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