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posted Mar 18, 2020

The Respite of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

by Mike Passo with American Trails

America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.

categories: Special Interest
tags: health, healthcare, safety

posted Apr 4, 2019

The Equestrian Trail Riders Lifestyle

by Lora Goerlich

A guide to keeping horses and the equestrian lifestyle.

categories: Special Interest

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: Special Interest
tags: wildlife and habitat

posted Jul 1, 2007

The History of Horse Trails: The Fight for Trails Across America

Equestrians over the decades have recognized the threats to access and places to ride, and joined the fight for trails across America.

categories: Special Interest
tags: horses and equestrian trails

posted Oct 2, 2019

American Trails 2019 Costume Contest is Now Open

by American Trails Staff

October is here, which means it's time to enter the 2nd annual American Trails Costume Contest!

categories: Special Interest

posted Sep 25, 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.

categories: Special Interest
tags: horses and equestrian trails, construction, maintenance, backcountry

posted Jul 2, 2019

A Cross-Country Trail to Connect a Nation: The Great American Rail-Trail

by Ryan Chao with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The route of Great American Rail-Trail was formally revealed during a cross-country live event on May 8, 2019.

categories: Special Interest

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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

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Back Country Horsemen of America

Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) is a nation-wide organization that is committed to protecting the access of equestrians to public lands.


Peg Greiwe, Executive Secretary P.O. Box 1367, Graham, WA 98338-1367 District of Columbia
888-893-5161 • [email protected]

Mt Rushmore National Memorial

This National Memorial features majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, g...


13000 Hwy 244; Bldg 31 Ste 1, Keystone, South Dakota 57751

Torres del Paine Legacy Fund


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