published Feb 15, 2019
Mendocino Land Trust
The most important part of the planning process is building relationships with the people affected by the proposed trail and its potential users.
published Jan 1, 2013
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 Jan 12, 2019
American Trails Staff
The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) serves as a guide for all public outdoor recreation in urban and rural neighborhoods, cities, and regions for a given state. Each state must prepare a SCORP every five years to be eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
published Jan 1, 2019
Oregon State Parks
The plan addresses five important demographic and societal changes facing outdoor recreation providers in the coming years including:
1. An aging population;
2. An increasingly diverse population;
3. Lack of youth engagement in outdoor recreation;
4. An underserved low-income population; and
5. The health benefits of physical activity.
published Dec 31, 2018
National Scenic Trail designation is a rare and prestigious achievement that has been awarded only 11 times since 1966.
published Dec 19, 2018
American Trails Staff
Are you worried about the future of our trails and public lands, but not sure what you can do? Calling your congressional delegation about trails issues is one of the most powerful things we can do as individuals.
published Jun 1, 2020
An emerging grant program known as the “Trails Fund” serves the dual goals of bringing insurance expertise and continuity to the trails industry, while leveraging insurance commission and premium.
published Jun 30, 2004
Parks and Trails New York
The 44-page guide covers the key topics: Getting organized, Going public, Trail planning, Integrating natural values and recreational use, and Landowner issues and concerns. This is a joint publication of Parks & Trails New York and Hudson River Valley Greenway to encourage successful trail projects at the local level.
published Jan 1, 2018
The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail is an important part of the Empire State Trail, providing a key link between the Capital Region and the Mid-Hudson Valley. Since the trail is being developed along electrical utility lines, this plan incorporates design guidelines addressing safety and operational concerns.
published Aug 17, 2018
Examples of electric transmission lines in shared utility corridors with trails, railtrails, and greenways.
posted Jun 18, 2020
COVID-19 has created an economic downturn. Over 1,000 trail projects are waiting for funding to help put Americans back to work.