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published Jan 1, 2014

Strategy And Plan Of Action For The Water Trails Community

Water trails are a unique form of recreation—in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.

categories: Funding and Planning
tags: water trails

posted 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.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding
tags: funding, legislation, covid-19

posted May 30, 2018

Sustainable Trails: More Than Maintenance

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

So what makes a trail wholly sustainable? According to Tom Crimmins there are four keys aspects: Resource Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Experience Sustainability, and Political Sustainability

categories: Funding and Planning
tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost

published Feb 25, 2002

Tennessee Off-Highway Vehicle User Survey

by University of Tennessee

The characteristics of OHV users in Tennessee, types of OHV use and trip characteristics, and the perceptions and preferences of OHV users were studied.

categories: Funding and Planning
tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv)

posted May 19, 2020

The Long Trails Project

by Portland State University, Oregon State Parks

This Long Trails Project has been conceived in partnership with the Oregon Parks Department to provide both a context and a definition for the Salmonberry Trail as part of a larger long trails network.

categories: Funding and Planning
tags: long-distance trails

posted Apr 22, 2012

The Longest Trail Starts Here

by Stuart Macdonald

We usually set out on a trail knowing how far we’ll go and where it ends. However, the journey to secure reliable funding for our trails and public lands is the trail that never ends.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding
tags: trails as transportation

published Dec 9, 2004

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail: An Assessment of User Demographics, Preferences, and Economics

The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile long transportation and recreation corridor running from Arlington, Virginia, west to Purcellville.

categories: Funding and Planning

posted Dec 5, 2019

Trail Planning Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in planning individual trails and greenways; identifying routes and experiences for park systems; developing plans for regional and statewide systems; developing goals and objectives for trail projects.

categories: Funding and Planning
tags: training, skills, planning

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trail Planning, Design & Development Guidelines

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This 300-page spiral-bound publication, several years in the making, provides a first-ever comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for developing all types of recreational trails.

categories: Funding and Planning, Guidelines and Handbooks
tags: funding

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Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserv...


201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, California 94123
(415) 561-3000

Maryland State Highway Administration

Baltimore, Maryland

At the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), we believe that building a successful organization is no different than building roads or bridges.


707 N Calvert St Mailstop C-502, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 545-8552 • [email protected]

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Our mission is to is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.


PO Box 807 | Visitor Center: 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425-0807
(304) 535-6331 • [email protected]

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