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posted Nov 14, 2018

Lafitte Greenway Corridor, New Orleans, Louisiana

by Stuart Macdonald

RTP funding helped convert this utility corridor into a multiuse recreational and transportation trail route.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: recreational trails program (rtp), utility corridor

posted Oct 17, 2018

20,000th Recreational Trails Program Project: Wild Goose State Trail

by American Trails Staff

The RTP Database now houses 20,000 RTP Projects! These projects have received $944,000,000 and have been matched by over $562,000,000, for a total of $1,506,000,000. RTP funding requires at least a 20% match. Please note that RTP funding has leveraged nearly 60% in additional support from other sources of funding!

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: recreational trails program (rtp)

posted Sep 12, 2018

Mount Umunhum National Recreation Trail, California

The 3.7-mile multi-use trail climbs to one of the few publicly accessible peaks in the San Francisco Bay Area.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: urban trails, nature trail

posted Sep 12, 2018

Martin Van Buren Nature Trail, New York

The trail system at the Martin Van Buren Natural Historic Site leads to meadows, a stream, and marshland, and highlights notable trees, shrubs, flowers, and wildlife.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: urban trails, wildlife and habitat, greenways and open space, historic, backcountry, nature trail, snow and winter trails

posted Sep 10, 2018

New trail honors Johnny Cash

categories: General Interest, Featured trails

posted Sep 10, 2018

Coldwater Mountain Biking Trail System, Alabama

by Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Sandwiched halfway between the major metropolitan areas of Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA is the small town and big trail dreams of Anniston, AL and its 4,000-acre open space, Coldwater Mountain.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: recreational trails program (rtp), mountain biking

posted Sep 8, 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - Part F. Species and places of special interest

by American Trails Staff

While some species (such as bald eagle and Ute ladies-tresses orchids) and habitats (such as wetlands) have legal status that must be respected in the process of trail building, others may deserve special attention because of the value placed on them by a local community.

categories: General Interest, Special Interest
tags: wildlife and habitat

posted Aug 28, 2018

Volunteers maintain Chief Joseph Ski Trail System in Montana

The Chief Joseph Ski Trail System in southwest Montana provides for easy and safe use by a variety of winter visitors.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: volunteers

posted Aug 27, 2018

Accessibility improved on Lake Mead trails

Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s two National Recreation Trails, the Historic Railroad Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail, received funding for surface and drainage improvements to ensure that the trails are in good condition for years to come.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Aug 27, 2018

Wyoming invests in trails at Glendo State Park

by Paul Gritten with Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources

Working together for a sustainable system of trails.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: volunteers, recreational trails program (rtp)

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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.

tags: nrt ambassador program, national recreation trails (nrt), ambassadors, trail ambassadors

posted Feb 26, 2020

TRAILSNext™

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

tags: trailsnext videos, training

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.

tags: ceus, learning credits

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.

tags: training, advancing trails webinar series, free webinar

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.

tags: international trails symposium (its), 2021

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.


Results from the Business Directory


Wyoming Conservation Corps

Laramie, Wyoming

The Wyoming Conservation Corps’s mission is to promote individual development, stewardship, and education through localized national service.


Dept. 3394 1000 E. University Avenue | Physical Address: 1615 Fraternity Row, Laramie, Wyoming 82071
(307) 766-3048 • [email protected]

Virginia's United Land Trusts (VaULT)

Richmond, Virginia

We support Virginia’s diverse conservation community to magnify and amplify land conservation efforts and achieve widespread protection of the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and scenic resources, ensuring their long t...


4308 Newport Dr., Richmond, Virginia 23227
(540) 529-1595 • [email protected]

Aqua Control

Spring Valley, Illinois

Aqua Control, Inc. (ACI) was founded in 1970 as a manufacturer of floating Aerators and Fountains.


6 Wolfer Industrial Dr, Spring Valley, Illinois 61362
(800) 377-0019 • [email protected]

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