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published Jun 1, 2010

Triad Partnership Protects and Manages the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin

by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Ice Age Trail Triad shows that the federal government, a state agency, and a nonprofit can all work together to accomplish a lot more than they could if they worked on their own.


published Jan 1, 2009

Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land

A study by the American Horse Council (2009) to gather information about trail closures or attempted trail closures on federal public lands.


published May 1, 2008

Volunteers promote trails and equine rides for public in NJ

Lusscroft Farm has a network of trails that connects the site with additional trails in High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest. The major purpose of this event has been to reintroduce the concept of equine trail rides to this area of New Jersey.


published Jul 1, 2010

Florida Trails Expo inspires young equestrians to action

by Alexandra H. Weiss with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Florida Youth Equestrian Trails Expo is designed to inspire young equestrians to become active trail users, encourage advocacy and volunteerism on behalf of equestrian trails, and offer education in land conservation ethics.


published Jun 6, 2012

10 Tips for Counting Visitors on Trails

by Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

If you aren’t counting and surveying trail users, you may be missing an opportunity to better fund your program and help the community understand the value of your trail system or interconnected network of trails.


published May 1, 2010

Mules and horsemen aide in collaborative trail maintenance on the Sheltowee Trace

During a groundbreaking effort between horsemen and hikers and Daniel Boone National Forest Service personnel, supplies to improve a section of the Sheltowee Trace NRT were moved by two mules and a dozen workers to a site near Bark Camp Creek.


published May 4, 2009

An Equestrian Guide to Trail Etiquette

by Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association

Following is basic “Share the trail Etiquette” that can improve the trail experience for all users.


published Jun 1, 2013

California Conservation Corps Learn New Skills on Accessible Urban Trail

San Diego County partnered with the California Conservation Corps to develop an accessible trail surfaced with hardened crushed granite material from TechniSoil LLC.


published Jul 1, 2006

Six Myths of Community Trails: The Case of Bonneville Shoreline Trail

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The goal of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is to link communities along the ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline terrace of Utah's Wasatch Front.


published Jun 1, 2000

Missouri Equestrian Survey: Understanding Horse Riders' Trail Use

Survey of trail riders


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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 24, 2020

Emerging Trail Leaders

The Emerging Trail Leaders Program immerses young leaders in learning best practices and trends in the trails profession to help pave the path to careers in natural resource management.


posted Feb 19, 2020

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The Colorado Trail Foundation

Golden, Colorado

The Colorado Trail Foundation is a nonprofit organization that oversees the care and improvement of the Colorado Trail.


710 10th Street Rm 210, Golden, Colorado 80401
(303) 384-3729 • [email protected]

Allegany State Park

Salamanca, New York

Allegany State Park is a state park in western New York State, located in Cattaraugus County just north of the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. The park is divided into two sections: The Red House Area and the ...

American Trails Member


2373 ASP Rte 1, Suite 3, Salamanca, New York 14779
(716) 354-9121

California State Parks, Bay Area District

Petaluma, California

Parks are essential to the well-being of environments, economies and all people. California’s state parks and the recreational programs supported by the California Department of Parks and Recreation and its divisions of ...


845 Casa Grande Rd, Petaluma, California 94954-5804
(707) 769-5652

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