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posted Mar 10, 2020

Unifying the Trails Community

by American Trails Staff

By recognizing the common goals that all trail user types share, and fighting for those goals together, it is possible to create a real and positive impact on the trails world.

categories: General Interest, American Trails Updates
tags: trails move people (tmp), editorial

posted Aug 14, 2018

Fort River Birding and Nature Trail, Massachusetts

The one-mile trail provides a chance to enjoy the natural world at Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: nature trail, accessibility and accessible trails, birding, snow and winter trails

posted Aug 14, 2018

Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail

This designated National Recreation Trail runs 4.18 miles through northern Delaware and includes Recreational Trails Program funding.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: health, accessibility and accessible trails, partnerships, mountain biking, nature trail, urban trails, recreational trails program (rtp)

posted Jul 2, 2018

Horses as Trail Users

Horses are the only means of transport into the wilderness that has a mind of its own.

categories: General Interest
tags: horses and equestrian trails, editorial

posted Jun 8, 2018

Hiking is for all Abilities

The beauty of hiking is that it is for all abilities. Opportunities for accessible trails as well as more challenging routes can be found in every corner of America.

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

posted Apr 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Pack String promotes stock packing skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.

categories: General Interest
tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry

posted Apr 17, 2018

Trail Quotes

by Jim Schmid

categories: General Interest
tags: editorial

posted May 29, 2020

The 2020 RTP Achievement Awards Are Back On!

by American Trails Staff

The Coalition for Recreational Trails will host the 2020 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP) virtually this year and will invite winners to in-person celebrations next year.

categories: General Interest, Trail Honors & Awards
tags: coalition for recreational trails (crt), awards

posted May 27, 2020

Action Alert: Please Support RTP By Sending Letters From Your Organizations

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Encouraging that HR 5797, “The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Full Funding Act of 2020” be included in the transportation reauthorization bill currently being drafted

categories: General Interest, American Trails Updates
tags: action alerts, recreational trails program (rtp)

posted May 18, 2020

Get the Right Gear for Summer Trails

With summer coming up fast now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.

categories: General Interest, Special Interest

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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.


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Adventure Scientists®

Bozeman, Montana

Adventure Scientists® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Bozeman, MT that equips partners with data collected from the outdoors that are crucial to addressing environmental and human health challenges. By lever...


PO Box 1834 | Street Address: 407 West Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59771
(406) 624-3320 • [email protected]

Safe and Sound Playgrounds

Queen Creek, Arizona

Safe and Sound Playgrounds was founded in 2005 by concerned parents who wanted safer and cleaner places for their children to play.


18521 E. Queen Creek Road, Suite 105-144, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
(480) 888-8784 • [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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