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published Mar 2, 2020

Trails Community Appropriations Recommendations

by Tyler Ray with American Hiking Society

On behalf of the thousands of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we urge appropriators to adequately invest in our nation’s trails.


posted Aug 5, 2019

Planning Trails With Wildlife in Mind - Wildlife and Trails Primer

by American Trails Staff

The Primer provides discussion of broad wildlife topics, plus key concepts and rules of thumb to help with trail planning and management.


published Nov 13, 2008

A Guide to Transportation Funding Programs for Service and Conservation Corps

by Stuart Macdonald

Conservation Corps and Transportation: Making the Connection is a funding guide and case study publication sponsored by The Corps Network and the Federal Highway Administration.


published Jun 17, 2020

Great News on the Great American Outdoors Act!

by American Trails Staff

American Trails and our partners applaud the Senate's bipartisan effort to pass the Great American Outdoors Act by a bipartisan vote of 73-25.


published 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


published May 13, 2020

Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding

by Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.


published Feb 21, 2020

Join the USDA Forest Service in the 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge!

by USDA Forest Service

The Trail Challenge is a “call to action” for all of us to work together to achieve a sustainable trail system by increasing our collective capacity to care for trails and by increasing on-the-ground results through shared stewardship of trails.


posted Feb 17, 2020

Immediate Action Needed by All Trail Enthusiasts!

by American Trails Staff

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.


published Dec 31, 2019

2019 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.


published Jun 1, 2018

2017 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.


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posted Jun 18, 2020

1,028 Trail Projects Can Put Americans To Work

COVID-19 has created an economic downturn. Over 1,000 trail projects are waiting for funding to help put Americans back to work.


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Federal Highway Administration

Washington, District of Columbia

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the US Department of Transportation, provides expertise, resources, and information to improve the nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The Federal-Ai...


1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20590-0001
(202) 366-5013 • [email protected]

USDA Forest Service

Washington, District of Columbia

To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, 201 14th St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20227
(800) 832-1355

U.S. Department of the Interior

Washington, District of Columbia

The Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natura...


1849 C Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240
(202) 208-3100 • [email protected]