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posted Sep 17, 2019

The Future of Trails: Volunteers

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Outdoor recreation is an $887 billion industry that is, in many ways, built on the backs of volunteers.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Great Allegheny Passage Trail Towns

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward, Elisa Mayes, Brad Smith with Confluence Cyclery

Speakers will elaborate on the successes and hurdles in the cultural shift to an economy based upon conservation and utilization of natural assets in rural towns.


posted May 10, 2022

The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) is Making a Difference Across America

Use this interactive map to find where, when, and how these funds are being used.


posted Jun 11, 2019

The Great American Rail-Trail

by Kevin Belanger with Rails to Trails Conservancy, Marianne Fowler with Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails is embarking on a coast-to-coast trail system!


posted Oct 10, 2023

The Green Jobs Advantage: How Climate Friendly Investments are Better Job Creators

An analysis of studies from around the world finds that green investments generally create more jobs per US$1 million than unsustainable investments.


posted Oct 20, 2020

The Greenway Guidebook

With this document, the Dakota County Greenway Collaborative takes the approach used in roadbuilding and applies it to creating a countywide network of greenways.


posted Jan 21, 2020

The Health Benefits of Motorized Trail Riding

by Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)

Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.


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.