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published Jan 14, 2021

FAQ: What is the definition of a trail?

by American Trails Staff

Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.


published Jan 8, 2021

Design for Understanding: Protecting Trail Users in the Time of Covid-19

by Don Meeker with Terrabilt Wayfinding Systems

Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.


published Dec 2, 2020

FAQ: Graffiti on Trails

by American Trails Staff

Solutions to graffiti on trails.


published Nov 13, 2020

Concrete Trails Keep You on the Right Path

by Philip Kresge with National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

If a hard surface recreational trail is in your future, you owe it to yourself to look at the benefits of cost, construction and long term reduced maintenance that can only come with a trail paved with concrete. (This article is sponsored content.)


published Nov 5, 2020

Art Along Trails & Greenways

A presentation by Owen Worozbyt, Trail and Environmental Program Officer of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.


published Nov 4, 2020

For Profit Sector Outdoor Career Opportunities

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

If you are interested in an outdoor focused career, there are huge opportunities to work for companies in the outdoor recreation and natural resource sectors


published Nov 4, 2020

Creating a Resume and Resources for Federal Government Jobs

Applying for a Federal Job requires several steps every applicant must take. Find out the components of a federal application.


published Nov 4, 2020

Navigating the USAJOBS Site

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

If you are interested in a federal government job, there is a high likelihood that you will need to navigate the USAJOBS site to apply for a job. USAJOBS is the key place to begin your federal job search.


published Nov 4, 2020

Finding and Applying for a Government Job

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

The purpose of this guide is to introduce government career opportunities and approaches to those interested in working IN or FOR the “outdoors”.


published Nov 4, 2020

Federal and Regional Government Outdoor Fields of Occupations

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

If you are a recent graduate, this guide will help you not only to understand the typical occupations, but also the educational requirements to start a career.


published Nov 4, 2020

Introduction and Overview to Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Careers

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

This guide offers an introduction and overview of the various sectors, fields and potential occupations and careers available in outdoor recreation and conservation. It includes opportu


published Nov 4, 2020

Resources for Starting an Outdoor Career

This toolkit covers the basics you need to apply for and get the job you want. Get advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing techniques and more.