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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

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.


published Nov 4, 2020

Regional Government Agencies: Outdoor Career Opportunities

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

This guide is a general overview of the regional opportunities working in and for the outdoors.


published Nov 4, 2020

Nonprofit and Education Outdoor Career Opportunities

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

There are an abundance of jobs in the nonprofit and education sectors that allow you to work in or for the outdoors. Careers in the outdoors in both education and nonprofit sectors can vary greatly depending on the mission and vision of the organization you choose to work for.


published Nov 4, 2020

Federal Government Agencies: Outdoor Career Opportunities

by TYO - Transforming Youth Outdoors

The purpose of this guide is to introduce, for those interested in outdoor related occupations, he most relevant Federal Agencies in the United States.


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