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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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

posted Feb 1, 2018

Powerful Partnerships

This webinar covers innovative funding strategies for water and land trails with two case studies of strong public-private partnerships.

categories: Funding and Planning

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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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Block Island Conservancy

Block Island, Rhode Island

Block Island Conservancy is a membership organization, open to all that share common concern for the preservation of Block Island’s open spaces. We depend solely on the financial support of our donors. We invite all who ...


PO Box 84 | Street Address: 234 Weldon's Way, Block Island, Rhode Island 02807
(401) 466-3111 • [email protected]

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Honolulu, Hawaii

HILT takes a uniquely Hawaiian and holistic approach to land conservation. We conserve lands that enable Hawai'i's long-term well-being, lands with scenic views, agricultural resources, wildlife habitats, water resource ...


126 Queen Street, Suite 306, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 791-0729 • [email protected]

Nevada State Parks

Carson City, Nevada

The Nevada Division of State Parks was founded when, during the 1963 session of the Nevada Legislature, a bill was passed to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)...


901 S Stewart St Suite 5005, Carson City, Nevada 89701-5248
(775) 684-2787 Fax (775) 684-2777 • [email protected]

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