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published Dec 30, 2019

Visitor and Trail Management Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.


published Dec 5, 2019

Program Administration Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: budgeting; developing costs; managing grants and finding programs; managing staff and volunteers; managing projects; identifying funding sources; working with a variety of funding; writing grant proposals;


published Dec 5, 2019

Trail Maintenance Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in maintenance of trails and greenways: maintenance of trails; repair of various trail elements; maintenance of trailheads and related facilities.


published Oct 17, 2019

The Keys to Making Ambitious Trail Partnerships Work

by Back Country Horsemen of America

Organizations working together can tackle problems and issues that are too large for single organizations to handle.


published Sep 17, 2019

The Future of Trails: Volunteers

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Outdoor recreation is an $887 billion industry that is, in many ways, built on the backs of volunteers.


published Aug 28, 2019

Why You Might Consider Conservation Corps on Your Next Trail Project

by Hannah Traverse with The Corps Network

Why trail managers often engage Conservation Corps on maintenance projects, and why you might see more Corps on our trails.


published Aug 19, 2019

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Restores State’s Flood and Fire-Damaged Trails

by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Particularly in the aftermath of disaster, volunteers are vital to the success of keeping public lands, parks, and trails open and well-maintained for generations to come.


published Jun 24, 2019

Volunteer Stewardship Tools

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Explore the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.


published Jun 30, 2010

Adopter Handbook for North County Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail facilitates trail maintenance through a system of Trail Adopters who take responsibility for sections of trail. The NCTA Adopter Handbook notes that “A good trail experience is what gains support for the trail and ultimately increases membership.” The Handbook details standards for signs, blazes, tread, bridges, and campsites.


published Jan 1, 2013

Volunteer Guide to Trail Protection

by North Country National Scenic Trail

As we forge ahead building new trail each year, particularly on private land, how will we make sure the trail and the surrounding area are enjoyed into future generations?


Related Pages and Dedicated Sections


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.


Results from the Business Directory


Ozark Highlands Trail Association

Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Ozark Highlands Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit all-volunteer organization that was founded in 1981 to build, maintain, and enjoy the Ozark Highlands Trail.


PO Box 4065, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702-4065
[email protected]

Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association (SWIMBA)

Boise, Idaho

SWIMBA was formed in 1992 to promote socially responsible and environmentally correct cycling in the Boise Front and public lands throughout the region. With approximately 300 members SWIMBA works with federal, state and...


PO Box 1443, Boise, Idaho 83701
(208) 386-0544 • [email protected]

The Corps Network

Washington, District of Columbia

Corps are locally-based organizations that engage young adults and post-9/11 veterans in service addressing recreation, conservation, disaster response, and community needs. Through a defined term of service, Corps parti...


1275 K Street NW, Suite 1050, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
(202) 737-6272

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