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posted Oct 1, 2021

SCA Leader Teams Handbook

by Student Conservation Association (SCA)

This handbook defines the role of the SCA and the Programs’ policies and guidelines. It is to be referred to and followed. There are three sections- general information, a section specifically for the Leader Team Crew Leader, and a section specifically for the Leader Team Members.


posted Oct 1, 2021

Youth Conservation Corps Reference Manual: A Coordinator’s Guide

This handbook is intended to provide consistency among the National Park Service (NPS) units responsible for implementing the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and to offer guidance for establishing and operating the YCC throughout the NPS.


posted Sep 30, 2021

Pennsylvania Trail Design & Development Principles

by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation & Conservation Partnerships Division

A compilation of best practices and guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and management of your trail employing sustainable design.


posted Sep 23, 2021

Launching a Successful Civilian Climate Corps

This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.


posted Sep 21, 2021

Federal Funding FAQ’s

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails


posted Sep 14, 2021

Withlacoochee State Trail, Florida

This National Recreation Trail is enjoyed by more than 350,000 hikers, cyclists, skaters, runners, and horseback riders every year.


posted Sep 13, 2021

The Maah Daah Hey Trail Sully Restoration and Surfacing

The Maah Daah Hey Trail (MDHT) is a legendary 144-mile non-motorized, single-track trail that runs from Medora to south of Watford City in North Dakota.


posted Aug 31, 2021

Trails Training Calendar

Trails training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.


posted Aug 31, 2021

National Recreation Trails

National Recreation Trails are existing land-based and water-based trails that provide close to home recreation opportunities on Federal, State and local lands. Learn how to apply for designation.


posted Aug 12, 2021

The Trail Fund Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in Sponsoring or Donating to The Trails Capacity Grant Program?


posted Jul 26, 2021

National River Cleanup® Organizers Handbook

by American Rivers

American Rivers makes it easy for you to get involved. This National River Cleanup Handbook will provide all the information you need to organize a river cleanup.


posted Jul 19, 2021

Neutaconkanut Hill Trails

by Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy, Inc.

The historic Neutaconkanut Hill park has been improved with trail work and facilities for visitors.