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published May 13, 2020

Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding

by Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.


published Apr 3, 2020

From Gold Mines to Woodlands Trails

In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.


published Jul 8, 2014

FAQ: Is There a Universal Difficulty Rating System for OHV Trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.


published Aug 17, 2018

Art Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

A photo gallery of murals, sculptures, decorative paving, and memorials.


published Jan 1, 2004

11 Key Trail Tools for Grubbing and Raking

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Aug 20, 2019

What You Need to Know About Building Trails with Crusher Fines

by Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service

A crusher fine trail combines the rustic feeling of a natural surface trail with a surface type that's durable (but not concrete or asphalt). The natural gravel-like surface feels more like a trail than a hard surfaced path and fits in well with primitive settings.


published Jan 1, 2004

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


posted Jul 17, 2019

CA Trails and Greenways Conference (POSTPONED, APRIL 2021)

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals.


posted Jun 11, 2019

LandLine: A 1,400 Mile Trail and Greenway Plan for Metro Boston

by David Loutzenheiser with Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Learn about how to evaluate an existing trail network to identify projects and opportunities to create a connected trail and greenway network in an urban area. 


posted Jun 11, 2019

Huts in the USA: Where, Why, and How to Responsibly Expand Access to Nature

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

A concise presentation of the roles hut systems can play in the educational and recreational opportunity spectrum of America.


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American Conservation Experience

Flagstaff, Arizona

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore Ame...


2900 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
(928) 226-6960

Community Trail Design

Charlotte, North Carolina

Community Trail Design is a community-focused planning & design firm specializing in natural surface trails and off road bicycle facilities.


3135 Airlie St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
(850) 264-7355 • [email protected]

ContourLogic LLC

Boulder, Colorado

ContourLogic specializes in Planning + Design for smart trail systems. We also provide Development, Training + Construction Management.


PO Box 20054, Boulder, Colorado 80308
(720) 304-3680 • [email protected]>

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