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posted Mar 5, 2010

Austin Helmers, Alaskan Trails Advocate and Forest Service Veteran

by American Trails Staff

After 40 years with the U.S. Forest Service, Austin Helmers' second career was his passion for hiking and making sure Alaskan trails rights of way were not lost.


posted Mar 4, 2010

Art Cowley— Father of the Ouachita Trail

by American Trails Staff

Art’s claim to fame in the Ouachitas was working out the plan in the early 1970’s for the Ouachita Trail.


posted Jan 1, 2010

Dale Shewalter, Founder of the Arizona Trail

by American Trails Staff

Dale was known as the "Father of the Arizona Trail" and guiding spirit for the Arizona Trail Association. Dale had a vision of a continuous path across Arizona, and in 1985 he undertook a journey on foot across the state.


posted Jul 3, 2009

John C. Roth, a Person who Built Connections and Moved Dreams Forward

by American Trails Staff

A Missouri trail advocate, John Roth was a volunteer with the US Forest Service for several years. He is best known for his tremendous work on the the planning and development of the Ozark Trail.


posted May 13, 2009

Brian O'Neill

by American Trails Staff

Brian O'Neill - the longtime superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area who helped transform the Presidio and other military bases into parkland.


posted May 5, 2009

Tammy Jamieson - Advocate for Parks, Trails, and Open Space

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

Tammy left a lasting legacy in the parks, trails and open space features that she created during her tenure.


posted Jan 9, 2008

Jessica Terrell, Trails Activist and State Program Manager

by American Trails Staff

Jessica had been the state trail coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources in New Mexico, and held the same position in Missouri. She was proud of being selected to participate in the American Frontiers Expedition team.


posted Dec 3, 2007

Dale Lloyd, Advocate for Trails and Snowmobilers

by American Trails Staff

Dale Harvey Lloyd was the husband of Kay Lloyd, who served as American Trails Chair for several years. Dale, like Kay, was an avid snowmobiler and advocate for trails of all kinds.


posted Jan 19, 2007

George's Send Off

by American Trails Staff

George was an avid equestrian and advocate for the preservation of public open space and trails. His work in the 1940's in Contra Costa County, CA became the model for the California State Riding and Hiking Trails Plan and later led to California State trails acts in 1945 and again in 1974.


posted Jun 24, 2005

Bill Bliss Rides into the Sunset

by American Trails Staff

In 2006 Bill received the Lifetime Service Award from American Trails. He conducted a never-ending crusade for safer trails, bicycling, and bicycling facilities.


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posted Feb 27, 2020

For Trails Professionals



posted Feb 26, 2020

NRT Ambassador Program

American Trails is seeking motivated volunteer Trail Ambassadors that are willing to visit as many of the National Recreation Trails in their region as possible to gather data and identify issues on these great trails.


posted Feb 26, 2020

TRAILSNext™

TRAILSNext™ Series - High energy, 18-minute presentations on trail innovation.


posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Jul 25, 2019

Earn Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails offers learning credits for our Advancing Trails Webinar Series, our International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, and other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars.


posted Mar 19, 2018

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

​American Trails brings agencies, trailbuilders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on very specific trail topics and usually include one to three presenters skilled on the topic.


posted Mar 19, 2018

International Trails Symposium

Every two years American Trails sponsors the International Trails Symposium to bring together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users, as well as tourism and business interests.


posted Mar 16, 2018

Training Center - Calendar

Trails training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.


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