Featured providers of training and resources

Read more details on important programs and trails training provided by National Trails Training Partnership supporters




  • Bureau of Land Management sponsors the Partnership series in local communities, and classes at the National Training Center.
  • The Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center was established to "foster interagency excellence in wilderness stewardship" with courses and educational materials.
  • Federal Highway Administration provides funding for the Recreational Trails Program, research publications, programs for State Trail Administrators, and accessible trails.
  • Marshall University Park and Recreation Resources program of Huntington, WV, has developed and is teaching a series of off-highway vehicle courses via the internet.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sponsors the Trail Management Process course and operates the National Conservation Training Center.
  • National Park Service provides a wide variety of resources through its Rivers & Trails Conservation Assistance and other programs.
  • Shawnee National Forest Volunteer Corps program offers the Master Trail Steward trails training course in partnership with Shawnee Community College.
  • Trails Unlimited provides Consulting, Construction and Maintenance services, as well as Training as a formal lecture/hands-on lab course or on-the-job during a planned project
  • The Missoula Technology and Development Center of the USDA Forest Service develops products and information for the public to improve trail construction and maintenance


  • Chinook Associates LLC - Kim Frederick provides a wide variety of training for youth as well as professionals through webinars, state park agencies, and locally-sponsored workshops
  • Off Road Consulting and Driving Instruction - Teaching safe and smart trail riding on legal/designated trails. Preserving nature and the environment is a key component in our training classes. The trainer, Kyle Buchter, is a certified trainer for the International Four Wheel Drive Trainer's Association and a certified Master Tread Lightly trainer.
  • PENN TRAILS LLC provides specific curriculum, materials and instructors needed to teach understanding of contemporary natural-surface trail planning, technology, rehabilitation and conservation practices.
  • Professional Trailbuilders Association sponsors the annual Trailbuilders Conference and maintains a roster of experts in trail design and construction.
  • RecConnect: training and education presentations that are packed with the tools for success,; specializing in OHV trails.
  • Tony Boone Trails, LLC provides training for volunteers, staff and trail builders, as well as training and certification on Sutter and SWECO Trail Dozer and other types of trail building equipment.
  • Trail Design Specialists (Mike Riter) offer design, construction, maintenance and crew leader courses
  • TrailsGuy, LLC - John Favro teaches sustainable trail planning, construction and maintenance for agencies and other local sponsors

States and statewide groups


Webinars on YouTube that you might like

Volunteer Engagement on the Appalachian Trail

Feb 1, 2024

Learn about the strategies and tools the Appalachian Trail Conservancy developed to enhance volunteer recruitment and engage more new volunteers.

The Trail Research Hub

Oct 19, 2023

Learn more about The Trail Research Hub that aims to grow trail-based research and evidence-based practice to support the professionalization of the Canadian trails sector.

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Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Trail Stewardship Notebook

posted Mar 27, 2024

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail (NST) is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin’s renowned Ice Age heritage and scenic beauty. The Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) and its partners can shape users’ experiences. As stewards of the land and the Trail, we can help users develop a connection with the land and create a sense of wonder — even pique their curiosity enough to further explore the Trail.

OSI Guide to Independent Stewardship for Trails

posted Mar 27, 2024

This training was developed to teach the fundamentals of basic trail maintenance to volunteers working independently in groups of three or less people. Local, state and federal land management agencies will benefit from this training because participants will gain skills that allow them to perform needed routine trail maintenance with minimal supervision and coordination.

The Jobs Case for Conservation

posted Oct 14, 2023

This report from the Center for American Progress looks at recent research on the direct, indirect, and induced jobs created by the conservation economy—recreation, renewable energy, restoration, and sustainable land management.

BLM Standards for Fire Training and Workforce Development

posted Oct 13, 2023

The mission of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Fire Training and Workforce Development Program is to develop the wildland firefighting workforce through qualification standards, training standards, and workforce development programs in support of BLM fire management objectives.

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