Learn how trail leaders are generating support through techniques like outings and events, hikes with landowners, improved mapping and compelling visual images and engage in a sharing of lessons learned.
|Both Pennsylvania and its regional networks and California’s Bay Area Ridge Trail are striving to build long distance trails that connect parks and open spaces for the benefit of residents and visitors. Pennsylvania has over 250 gaps challenging its progress and the Ridge Trail has 156 gaps impacting its ability to complete a planned 550-mile system. Easy trail sections were completed years ago. Progress is slowing in both states and requiring more dynamic and creative approaches to closing stubborn gaps that are often expensive, may lack public support and can require creative engineering solutions.|
This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.
This updated Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned report documents how the state of the practice, perspectives, and context for rails-with-trails have evolved since 2002 and includes updated effective practices.
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.
Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails