Ever Wonder How to Become a JEDI Knight?

Well now is your time to join the force and fight for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) on our trails!

It likely comes as little surprise that our trails community does not currently include the full spectrum of people it could. Charles Thomas, executive director of Outward Bound Adventures, is the Obi Wan of JEDI Trail Knights with 40 years of experience bringing more diversity to our trails. At the 2019 International Trails Symposium he spoke about the understanding and motivation to help make trails a transformative place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

At the 2019 International Trails Symposium and Training Institute we invited Charles Thomas of Outward Bound Adventures to speak on JEDI, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Now more than ever it is important we heed this message and take a deep and meaningful look at how we can make the outdoors truly a safe and welcoming space for all. The full video of Thomas's talk can be seen below.

Published June 05, 2020

Conflicts On Multiple-Use Trails

This synthesis is intended to establish a baseline of the current state of knowledge and practice and to serve as a guide for trail managers and researchers.

Bicycling and Walking to Healthy Communities

People living in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods make four times as many walking and bicycling trips than people living in non-friendly neighborhoods!

Grand Forks National Recreation Trail, North Dakota and Minnesota

The Greater Grand Forks Greenway Trail connects the two cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.

FAQ: Should golf carts be allowed on paved trails in a small community?

Ultimately, this can be an accessibility issue if you want to deal with that.