posted Dec 6, 2019

National Conservation Training Center

by American Trails Staff

The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) offers a unique and diverse range of conservation training courses, designed by and for the conservation professional.

posted Dec 5, 2019

National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management

Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails

  tags: training, skills

posted Nov 22, 2019

11 Questions Answered About Trail Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Q&A from the American Trails webinar for JEDI with the purpose of creating a map that can help you identify priorities for your organization and areas where you need more support.

  tags: jedi

posted Oct 15, 2019

Public Lands Alliance

We connect, strengthen and represent the nonprofit partners of America's public lands.

  tags: public lands

posted Oct 15, 2019

Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS)

Texas Recreation and Park Society advances the quality of life industry through Connections, Advocacy, Resources and Education (Care).

  tags: education, training

posted Oct 15, 2019


BikeTexas envisions millions of people riding bikes. Bicycling is an everyday, mainstream activity in communities across Texas.

  tags: bicycle, trails as transportation

posted Oct 15, 2019

California Department of Parks and Recreation - Trails and Greenways

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful, and inspiring dialog.

  tags: trail design, construction, partnerships

posted Oct 15, 2019

Virginia's United Land Trusts (VaULT)

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 term benefits for all Virginians.

  tags: conservation and environment

posted Oct 15, 2019

International Snowmobile Congress (ISC)

The International Snowmobile Council is dedicated to promoting safe and responsible snowmobiling. It provides a communication forum and a means of addressing issues that are common from an international perspective.

  tags: snowmobile, snow and winter trails, safety

posted Oct 15, 2019

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

We inform transportation decision making through research, building the capacity of the transportation workforce, supporting the education of future transportation professionals, and engaging students in research.

  tags: trails as transportation

posted Oct 14, 2019

Landmark Learning

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains alongside Cane Creek, Landmark Learning supports two campuses on 40+ acres of mountainside with optional lodging onsite.

  tags: training

posted Oct 10, 2019

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) is the premier organization dedicated to serving the needs of recreation and education professionals in non-profit settings.

  tags: training

posted Sep 20, 2019

Palmetto Conservation Foundation

To conserve South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, preserve historic landmarks, and promote active outdoor recreation on the Palmetto Trail and other greenways.

  tags: conservation and environment

posted Sep 17, 2019

Missouri River Relief

Missouri River Relief is a community, volunteer and equipment-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education events and stewardship activities.

  tags: volunteers

posted Aug 8, 2019

AORE - AEE Conference 2019

The AORE - AEE Conference is the gathering of friends and colleagues, a place to improve performance and meet new people in your field.

posted Jul 29, 2019

American Trails - NRT database ad

posted Jul 24, 2019

Elachee Nature Science Center

Elachee is a regional environmental education center and recreation destination to unplug, reconnect with nature and learn.

posted Jul 16, 2019

Outdoor Retailers Winter Show Conference

The largest global B2B trade events serving the outdoor industry.

posted Jul 2, 2019

Wyoming Conservation Corps

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

  tags: conservation corps, conservation and environment

posted Jun 24, 2019

Rocky Mountain Field Institute

An organization of stewards and guardians, passionate about caring for the public land we all love and engaging our community to protect it.

  tags: conservation and environment

posted Jun 11, 2019

Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

Africatown~C.H.E.S.S. exists to ensure that the Africatown community, in Mobile, Alabama is Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe, & Sustainable. Through our partnership with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ), the HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium, and the Kellogg Foundation, we will implement strategies and the best practices to improve the quality of life in our regions most underserved areas.

posted Jun 11, 2019

Huts in the USA: Where, Why, and How to Responsibly Expand Access to Nature

by Sam Demas with

A concise presentation of the roles hut systems can play in the educational and recreational opportunity spectrum of America.

  tags: education, trailsnext videos, huts and backcountry shelter systems

posted Jun 5, 2019

Connecticut Trail Census

A statewide volunteer-based data collection and education program on multi-use trails

posted Jun 5, 2019

Oregon State University - College of Forestry

The Oregon State University College of Forestry is an internationally recognized leader that is transforming education, research and policy for managing and sustaining working forest ecosystems in the 21st century.

posted Jun 4, 2019

Trailhead Labs

Getting people outside with innovative technology.

posted Jun 3, 2019

University of Southern Maine

  tags: education

posted May 30, 2019

Pacific Northwest Trail Association

We created the Pacific Northwest Trail and advocated for its place in our National Trails System — the gold standard for long-distance trails in America. Today, we strive to build a better PNT and to improve access with trail information and outreach.

  tags: long-distance trails

posted May 16, 2019

Modern Hiker

Modern Hiker was founded by Casey Schreiner in December, 2006 as a way to document his explorations around the Los Angeles area as he learned how to hike, transitioning from an indoor kid who actively avoided sunshine to a seasoned hiker who has trekked challenging trails all over the world.

posted May 1, 2019

The American Canoe Association (ACA)

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

  tags: youth and kids on trails

posted Apr 22, 2019

New York State Horse Council

The New York State Horse Council (NYSHC) is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. The NYSHC is your official clearing house for information on horses and horse-related activities within or affecting the state of New York. As professional horse people, we have been proudly serving the New York State horse community since 1966. The NYSHC is the official representative voice for New York horse owners. We create a strong, unified voice for all interests toward the preservation of a future for horses in New York State.

posted Apr 8, 2019

University of Connecticut

posted Apr 4, 2019

Arizona State University

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s most innovative school, Arizona State University is where students and faculty work with NASA to develop, advance and lead innovations in space exploration.a

posted Mar 19, 2019

ContourLogic LLC

ContourLogic specializes in Planning + Design for smart trail systems. We also provide Development, Training + Construction Management.

posted Jan 15, 2019

Rockingham Community College

Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College has developed a sustainable trail skills training sequence of classes for varying skill levels, interests, and needs.

posted Dec 18, 2018

Intermediate Trail Assessment-Field Experience (prerequisite required)

Participants will build on the skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail assessment class.

posted Dec 18, 2018

Sustainable Trail Construction with Mechanized Equipment

Participants will gain an introduction into the world of mechanized trail building. Students will train on a variety of mini-excavators and a Sutter trail dozer. Tri-State Company, Inc., from Huntington, WV, will be instructing the class.

posted Dec 18, 2018

Intermediate Trail Planning, Design and Layout - Field Experience (prerequisite required)

Participants will build on the skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail planning, design, and layout class.

posted Dec 18, 2018

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Offered by Landmark Learning, an affiliate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help outdoor leaders prepare for the unexpected.

posted Dec 18, 2018

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

posted Dec 7, 2018

Avenza Maps

Avenza Maps™ is a mobile map app that allows you to download maps for offline use on your iOS and Android smartphone or tablet. Use your device's built-in GPS to track your location on any map.

posted Nov 27, 2018

Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Park Service is dedicated to providing affordable outdoor recreation and educational opportunities in diverse landscapes for visitors each year.

posted Nov 6, 2018

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Established in 1989, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition (OECC) is a private, non-profit organization working to develop the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and National Heritage Area in Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas Counties. The OECC provides educational programs, events, and publications about the Canalway, while developing strong working relationships with partners to preserve and interpret the natural, historical and recreational resources throughout the area.

posted Aug 30, 2018

Shawnee National Forest - Shawnee Volunteer Corps

The Shawnee Volunteer Corps is a program within the agency that offers comprehensive volunteer opportunities to local, regional, and national volunteers. Shawnee National Forest is part of the National Forest system and is located in southern Illinois.

  tags: volunteers

posted Aug 30, 2018

Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands provides online courses and onsite programs designed for those in the parks, recreation and tourism professions.

  tags: training

posted Aug 29, 2018

USFWS National Conservation Training Center

The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) offers a unique and diverse range of conservation training courses, designed by and for the conservation professional. Topics range from coldwater fish culture to habitat conservation planning, from environmental negotiation to building community support for natural resource programs.

posted Aug 29, 2018

Marshall University

The Recreation and Park Resources program at Marshall University offers a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in parks and conservation. Marshall University students will now be able to obtain a minor in off-highway vehicle recreation. The first course in the series was offered on campus in the spring of 2003 and the second course was offered in the spring of 2004. Since then, each course has been offered online.

posted Aug 29, 2018

Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

The National Wilderness Preservation System is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service. In a spirit of cooperation these four agencies established the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center to "foster interagency excellence in wilderness stewardship by cultivating knowledgeable, skilled and capable wilderness managers and by improving public understanding of wilderness philosophy, values and processes."

posted Aug 29, 2018

Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society

PRPS is the principal statewide association providing professional development, leadership, advocacy and resources for those working and volunteering in the parks and recreation field.

posted Aug 29, 2018

Volunteers for Outdoor Missouri

The Missouri Master Trail Builder program provides training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about building and maintaining primitive trails. The program's contains 10 4-hour courses to choose from.

posted Aug 29, 2018

Natural Areas Training Academy

Managed by the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, NATA brings together regional land management experts from numerous agencies and organizations, as well as extension specialists and agents to provide training and share experiences with newer land managers.

posted Aug 29, 2018

Outdoor Stewardship Institute

OSI provides high quality outdoor stewardship training to volunteers, land management agencies, and other stewardship organizations in Colorado and around the country. Volunteers and staff from any agency can take advantage of OSI’s low-cost training courses to learn new skills and prepare for leadership roles. OSI works with experts in the field to develop and teach in-depth curriculum.

  tags: training, volunteers

posted Aug 29, 2018

Alaska Trails

Alaska Trails mission is to enhance the Alaska trail experience by supporting sustainable, world-renowned trails through advocacy, education and technical assistance.

posted Aug 29, 2018

Trails Unlimited LLC

We have over 45 years experience in trail planning, design, layout, and construction of non-motorized and motorized trail management.

posted Aug 3, 2018

Blue Ridge Services, Inc.

At its core, the Blue Ridge Services, Inc. company is about one thing: the practical application of process improvement. Whether its improving a landfill’s airspace consumption, increasing safety at a materials recovery facility (MRF), or conducting on-site training at a transfer station, our team is grounded in decades of operational experience and a strong background in process improvement tools. Founded in 1988 by Neal Bolton, Blue Ridge Services is a professional consulting firm specializing in solid waste operations and efficiency improvement, facility management, planning, online media training, on-site training and environmental monitoring/maintenance. As a consulting company, Blue Ridge Services strives to provide clients with quality, cost-effective consulting and engineering services. Since 1988, we have had the in-house capability and proprietary platforms to provide practical and economical waste consulting services for our clients.

posted Jun 9, 2018

University of Tennessee

posted Jun 7, 2018

International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA)

IASA is the leading source providing statistics, guidelines, and resources to its membership and the snowmobile users aligned with IASA. Past, current, and ongoing resources include IASA's International Snowmobile Directory, Guide to Snowmobiling in the USA and Canada by State and Province, Guidelines for Groomer Operator Training, Guidelines for Snowmobile Trail Signing and Placement, Renting Snowmobiles Successfully: A Guide to Best Business Practices, safety videos used with the Snowmobile Safety and You Manual, and Snowmobile Safety Education Minimum Guidelines.

  tags: snowmobile, snow and winter trails

posted Jun 6, 2018

Harvard University

posted May 29, 2018

Linn County Conservation, IA

For the benefit of the public, Linn County Conservation manages 28 areas, over 100 miles of multi-use trail, 320 campsites, a regionally-significant observatory, a learning center, a modern shooting range, a historic schoolhouse, an arboretum, a watercraft rental facility and offers high-quality educational programming.

posted May 25, 2018

Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch is a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering 140,177 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico.

  tags: youth and kids on trails

posted May 23, 2018

Oregon State University

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They go wherever the challenges are, push themselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. They are determined to forge solutions. They are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. They see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 15 experiment stations, 35 Extension offices, 200+ academic programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS.

posted May 22, 2018

University of Arkansas

posted May 10, 2018

Appalachian Mountain Club

AMC, focuses on connecting you to the freedom and exhilaration of the outdoors. They invite and help people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. AMC helps you get outdoors on your own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., including groups in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, you can enjoy activities like hiking, paddling, cycling, and skiing, and learn new outdoor skills. They offer advice, guidebooks, maps, and unique lodges and huts to inspire your next outing. You will also have the opportunity to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and work maintaining 1,800 miles of trails. They invite you to join us in the outdoors.

  tags: huts and backcountry shelter systems

posted May 10, 2018

University of Alabama Center for Economic Development

Founded in 1987 The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED) directed by Nisa Miranda, serves as a gateway to technical assistance resources at The University of Alabama. Through the utilization of professional staff and customized project teams, UACED assists communities, agencies and organizations to take an “asset based” planning approach to economic development opportunities.

posted May 10, 2018

California Trails and Greenways Conference Foundation

The mission of the California Trails Conference Foundation is to inspire recreational trail leadership through the annual California Trails and Greenways Conference.

posted May 8, 2018

Penn Trails LLC

Penn Trails LLC, is an active member of the Professional Trail Builders Association (PTBA), North America's largest private sector group of professional trail specialists, contractors, designers and consultants.

posted Apr 19, 2018

The Wildlands Conservancy

posted Apr 10, 2018

Tread Lightly!, Inc.

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship.

posted Apr 9, 2018

Leave No Trace

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

  tags: leave no trace

posted Apr 9, 2018

Equine Land Conservation Resource

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is a national, not for profit organization whose mission is to advance the conservation of land for horse-related activity.

posted Mar 14, 2018

American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly-accessible sustainable design resources.

posted Mar 14, 2018

Summit Charter School

  tags: youth and kids on trails

posted Mar 13, 2018

Rancho Sonado

Our vision is that "Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success."​ We play a supportive role in the fulfillment of this vision in collaboration with educators at all levels of student development, ​from early childhood through higher education, and in partnership with families, businesses, and community organizations. We believe that to lead the nation in college and career readiness and success is a high ambition, but within the reach of Orange County students. At Rancho Sonado Students will experience local ecology in a pristine environment. They will identify significant features and patterns in this diverse ecosystem and find out how they fit into it as well.

  tags: youth and kids on trails

posted Mar 13, 2018

North Carolina State University

posted Mar 13, 2018

Eastern Michigan University

posted Mar 1, 2018

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative protects and preserves the natural integrity of Colorado’s 54 14,000–foot peaks —the “Fourteeners”— through active stewardship and public education. Colorado’s Fourteeners contain rare and fragile native alpine tundra ecosystems that are uniquely adapted to living on these high peaks. These tundra plants –some of which exist nowhere else on earth– are ill-adapted to being trampled by the estimated 334,000 hiker use days that occur on these peaks every year. In many places, resource damage is past the point of natural recovery.

posted Feb 28, 2018

Texas A & M Univeristy

posted Feb 28, 2018

University of North Texas

posted Feb 27, 2018


ViewRanger is the mobile app that turns your smartphone into a powerful outdoors GPS.

posted Feb 20, 2018

International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.

posted Feb 16, 2018

Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Beneficial Designs works towards universal access through research, design, and education.

posted Feb 5, 2018

Greening Youth Foundation

The Greening Youth Foundation’s (GYF) mission is to work with diverse, underserved and underrepresented children, youth and young adults in an effort to develop and nurture enthusiastic and responsible environmental stewards.

  tags: youth corps

posted Jan 24, 2018

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.

posted Jan 19, 2018

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

OHV recreation is a nationally accepted outdoor activity and quality opportunities are readily available to all who wish to participate responsibly.

  tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv)

posted Nov 16, 2017

Fossil Industries

At FOSSIL INDUSTRIES, we manufacture "The Worlds Most Durable Graphics" and we have the Warranty to back that claim. In fact, our CHPL (Custom High Pressure Laminate) signs and graphics are "Graffiti Proof" and Guaranteed for 10 years against fading and weather deterioration.

  tags: signage

posted Nov 16, 2017

National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) was created in 1916 and today manages over 390 units found in all 50 states and some of the U.S. territories. NPS supports and operates trails in three interlocking arenas: trails in parks, technical assistance to States and communities, and administration of much of the National Trails System.

posted Nov 16, 2017

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management in the US Dept. of the Interior sponsors many courses and workshops through a variety of training opportunities. Trails, recreation, land management, technical training, and public involvement are topics that are frequently covered. The BLM has also been a leader in establishing and developing the National Trails Training Partnership.

posted Nov 16, 2017


Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors.

posted Nov 12, 2017


posted Dec 29, 2017

Leave No Trace Program - Washington

Long focused on backcountry travel, the program’s scope has been expanded to cover day-use areas and trails.

  tags: recreational trails program (rtp), leave no trace, crt awards, coalition for recreational trails (crt)