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posted Jun 17, 2020

Great News on the Great American Outdoors Act!

by American Trails Staff

American Trails and our partners applaud the Senate's bipartisan effort to pass the Great American Outdoors Act by a bipartisan vote of 73-25.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding, State & Local Funding

posted Jun 15, 2020

Water Trail Planning 101

by National Park Service

A quick how to guide for developing water trails

categories: Funding and Planning

posted Jun 15, 2020

Developing Water Trails in Iowa

Practical guidelines and templates for planning, site design, signage and construction in the state of Iowa.

categories: Funding and Planning

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

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

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

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

posted Mar 7, 2020

Join the USDA Forest Service in the 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge!

by USDA Forest Service

The Trail Challenge is a “call to action” for all of us to work together to achieve a sustainable trail system by increasing our collective capacity to care for trails and by increasing on-the-ground results through shared stewardship of trails.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding

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 Feb 17, 2020

Immediate Action Needed by All Trail Enthusiasts!

by American Trails Staff

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.

categories: Funding and Planning, Federal Funding

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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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Kachemak Heritage Land Trust

Homer, Alaska

KHLT was founded in 1989 as the first land trust in Alaska, one month before the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The early days were spent gathering information about private land conservation, drafting bylaws, unleashing the ta...


315 Klondike Ave, Homer, Alaska 99603
(907) 235-5263 • [email protected]

Pennsylvania Environmental Council (Harrisburg Office)

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private ...


3915-917 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109

Conservation Matters, LLC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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7201 Sherman Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
(706) 318-1173 • [email protected]

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