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posted Sep 28, 2014

The Heartbeat of a Community

by American Trails Staff

American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Hills Have Eyes

How to gather and interpret data.


posted Jul 11, 2018

The History of American Trails

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The history of American Trails is a history of trail giants. Of people who, decades ago, before there were positions like state trails coordinator, or books like Wild, espousing the healing power of trails, stood up and said to everyone who would listen, we need to realize the value of trails. Men and women who embodied the quote from French poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”


posted Jul 1, 2007

The History of Horse Trails: The Fight for Trails Across America

Equestrians over the decades have recognized the threats to access and places to ride, and joined the fight for trails across America.


posted Feb 26, 2021

The House of Representatives has Passed the Outdoors for All Act!

Public Lands and local parks play a vital role in the physical, social and economic well-being of our communities. The Outdoors for All Act will help underserved communities access parks and public lands, protect areas sacred to Indigenous peoples, ensure clean and safe drinking water, and promote the outdoor recreation economy.


posted Jul 23, 2018

The Impact of Aging Populations on Outdoor Recreation

New Report Says Longer Healthy Life Expectancy Multiplies Seniors Competing in Sports and Keeping Fit.


posted Jul 15, 2022

The Influence of Layout on Appalachian Trail Soil Loss, Widening, and Muddiness

This research investigates the influence of layout and design on the severity of trail degradation.


posted Jul 15, 2022

The influence of use-related, environmental, and managerial factors on soil loss from recreational trails

This research investigated the influence of several use-related, environmental, and managerial factors on soil loss on recreational trails and roads at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a unit of the U.S. National Park Service.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Inside of Foundation Funding

Local foundation staff who will provide insights into their world of foundation funding.


posted Jul 27, 2020

THE INTERTWINE Regional Trails Signage Guidelines

by Mayer/Reed

This manual serves as a technical resource to guide parks and transportation agencies as they plan, design, and fabricate wayfinding signage along regional trails in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.


posted Oct 14, 2023

The Jobs Case for Conservation

This report from the Center for American Progress looks at recent research on the direct, indirect, and induced jobs created by the conservation economy—recreation, renewable energy, restoration, and sustainable land management.


posted Oct 17, 2019

The Keys to Making Ambitious Trail Partnerships Work

by Back Country Horsemen of America

Organizations working together can tackle problems and issues that are too large for single organizations to handle.