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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.


posted Mar 27, 2019

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?


published Sep 5, 2018

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Stepping Up Stewardship

VOC announces their Stepping Up Stewardship Toolkit: a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive set of resources specifically designed to help other groups and organizations start or expand their volunteer programs.


posted Aug 28, 2018

Volunteers maintain Chief Joseph Ski Trail System in Montana

The Chief Joseph Ski Trail System in southwest Montana provides for easy and safe use by a variety of winter visitors.


published Aug 22, 2018

My Public Lands — Middle School Teaching Guide

by Bureau of Land Management

Through this teaching guide, students learn to locate national scenic and historic trails that they can visit with their families. Students also carefully read the inspirational language of the National Trails System Act, which motivates them to explore public lands and highlights the crucial role of volunteers in trail maintenance.


published Feb 17, 2011

FAQ: Trash on trails

by American Trails Staff

Solutions to trash on trails


published Jul 2, 2018

Trails of Vernon, New Jersey are a Community Effort

A one hour drive from New York City brings you to the bucolic settings of Vernon, New Jersey nestled in at 435’ above sea level. Vernon provides an ideal environment for those that love nature all year round.


published Apr 1, 2006

Backcountry Horsemen "Leave No Trace" Trainer Programs

by American Trails Staff

BCHA teaches Leave No Trace principles to stock users.


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.


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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.


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Teton Freedom Riders

Jackson, Wyoming

In October 2004 we became incorporated and begun working in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service. The Teton Freedom Riders fill the labor void with thousands of hours of paid labor. The USFS holds TFR responsible fo...


PO Box 4532, Jackson, Wyoming 83001
[email protected]

Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Volunteer stewardship opportunities outdoors in Arizona. Build, repair, & maintain sustainable trails and restore wildlife habitat with other volunteers of all ages want to both enjoy and preserve Arizona's natural resou...


1843 E Third Street, Suite 103, Tempe, Arizona 85281
[email protected]

Central Texas Trail Tamers

Austin, Texas

The Texas Trail Tamers is a group of ready volunteers who will donate labor to lessen the burdens of government and nonprofit organizations for projects that enhance public use and the conservation of environmentally sen...


PO Box 90443, Austin, Texas 78709-0443
[email protected]

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