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 Dec 5, 2019

Skills and Competencies Upon Which to Build the Trails Industry

by American Trails Staff

Categories, lists, and definitions of skills used in trails and greenways work, along with links to classes and resources for training.

  tags: skills, training

posted Sep 6, 2019

15 Answers to Making Your Trail Irresistible to Private Funders

by American Trails Staff

Have questions about funding your trail? Check out these answers from presenters that have successfully courted private foundations to give you a holistic view of how projects can be pushed to the next level by engaging the private sector.

  tags: funding





posted Aug 1, 2018

FAQ: What is the definition of a trail?

by American Trails Staff

What a trail means in legal terms.

  tags: faq, policy

posted Aug 1, 2018

FAQ: Examples of trail development ordinances

by American Trails Staff

A few resources on public access to private land. Always check with your local planning department for zoning requirements.

  tags: faq, policy, land and open space, conflict


posted Jul 24, 2018

FAQ: Building trails near ports

by American Trails Staff

Examples of combined recreational and industrial uses on east and west coast port properties.

  tags: faq, shared use, editorial

posted Jul 24, 2018

FAQ: Are business plans for trails of any value?

by American Trails Staff

Choosing between a business plan, an economic study, or a feasibility study

  tags: faq, editorial, case study, economic

posted Jul 20, 2018

Planning trails for Hidden Valley Park Natural Area

by Jimmi Lossing with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

A planning team comprised of the project partners and local residents was formed to address an unplanned system of trails and off-road vehicle routes in the Kansas City open space park.

  tags: youth and kids on trails, nature trail, mud and erosion