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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 Aug 14, 2018

Fort River Birding and Nature Trail, Massachusetts

The one-mile trail provides a chance to enjoy the natural world at Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

categories: Funding and Planning, Wildlife and Environment
tags: nature trail, accessibility and accessible trails, birding, snow and winter trails


posted Jul 12, 2018

How They Did It: Advocacy, Planning, and Creating Equestrian Trails Through Organization

In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar will explain how joining or creating an organization will help in addressing issues such as poor trail design, lack of maintenance, and general misunderstanding of horses that can result in loss of trail access. Please note: This webinar can apply to all trail activities, but examples in this webinar reference equestrian trails.

categories: Funding and Planning
tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series

posted May 22, 2018

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas

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 Feb 12, 2018

Effective Fundraising for Trails and Greenways

This webinar examines strategies for raising funds and garnering resources to move a trail or greenway project from vision to reality.

categories: Funding and Planning
tags: shared-use, advancing trails webinar series

posted Feb 6, 2018

The FAST Act

This webinar looks at the FAST Act legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in December 2015 (Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"). The presenters will explain what the legislation means for trail funding of future projects.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding
tags: advancing trails webinar series

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California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services

California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 280 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California.


PO Box 942896 (1416 Ninth St, Room 918), Sacramento, California 94296-0001
(916) 651-7600 • [email protected]

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.


725 Summer Street NE Suite C, Salem, Oregon 97301
503-986-0716 • [email protected]

South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation

Our mission is to provide sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state's parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connectin...


523 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3181
605-773-5490; Fax 605-773-6245 • [email protected]

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