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posted 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.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding
tags: action alerts, federal, funding, advocacy, maintenance backlog

posted Oct 2, 2019

ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program

by American Trails Staff

This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project, which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few.

categories: Funding and Planning, Private Funding
tags: grants and grant writing, funding

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.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding, Wildlife and Environment
tags: wildlife and habitat


posted May 22, 2018

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.

categories: Funding and Planning, Wildlife and Environment
tags: nature trail, sustainable trails

posted May 2, 2018

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.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding
tags: conservation corps, funding, youth corps, recreational trails program (rtp)

posted 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

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding
tags: action alerts, recreational trails program (rtp)

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 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 Apr 4, 2020

FAQ: Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants 7th Edition

by Pennsylvania Land Trust Association

This article provides users with a state-of-the-art legal document and guidance to customize it to nearly any situation. No conservation easement document has benefited from more real-world testing, user scrutiny, and cycles of peer review.

categories: Funding and Planning, Guidelines and Handbooks
tags: faq, conflict, guidelines, policy

Results from the Business Directory


Forest Preserve District of Will County

Joliet, Illinois

The Forest Preserve District of Will County is a government organization in Illinois focusing on land preservation and restoration, outdoor recreation, and environmental education.

American Trails Member


17540 W Laraway Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60442
(815) 727-8700 • [email protected]

Forestoration, Inc.

Whitefish, Montana

Forestoration works with conservation-oriented landowners to provide sustainable land management and forest recreational development.


5605 Hwy 93 South, Whitefish, Montana 59937
(406) 862-4225 • [email protected]

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Saint Paul, Minnesota

The DNR is committed to creating a healthy, sustainable, and livable Minnesota for you. We are dedicated to protecting and managing land, water, fish and wildlife -- and providing access to outdoor recreation opportuniti...


500 Lafayette Road, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
(651) 296-6157 • [email protected]

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