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posted Sep 3, 2021

Be Trail Kind - Trails Are Common Ground Initiative Launches

No matter our differences in backgrounds or how we choose to enjoy the great outdoors, trails create common ground that connects us. Access to trails is a privilege we acknowledge and can only safeguard through our actions toward one another.


posted Aug 31, 2021

Over $14,000 in Giveaways for our 10-Year Webinar Anniversary!

by American Trails Staff

American Trails is celebrating a decade of our Advancing Trails Webinar Series and giving away awesome swag as a thank you to our webinar viewers and supporters for being a part of this milestone. Check out the giveaways below, and thank you to all the sponsors who donated amazing items!


posted Aug 26, 2021

Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Cindy Ross' new book "Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails"


posted Aug 10, 2021

Digging Into the Numbers Behind the Pandemic Trail Boom

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

As the summer unfolds, park and trail managers across North America are preparing for yet another recording breaking season. While it is too early to make definitive calls about the state of pandemic trail boom and future volumes on trails and in parks, early analyses suggest the boom is alive and well. During this unprecedented time, automated count data serves as a crucial tool to track changes, understand use, and make the work of trail managers just a little bit easier.


posted Aug 28, 2023

Q&A: Trail Construction Costs, Risks, and Tips for Success

Q&A from the 2021 webinar Trail Construction Costs, Risks, and Tips for Success


posted Jul 13, 2021

September 11th National Memorial Trail

An effort is underway to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 with a memorial trail that traverses 1,300 miles.


posted Jun 23, 2021

The Future of the Outdoor Recreation Economy - Headwaters Economics

by Headwaters Economics

The future for outdoor recreation. To continue building a robust future for outdoor recreation, the outdoor sector needs investments in outdoor infrastructure, businesses that support collaboration and sustainable growth, a talent pipeline to build a skilled workforce, and marketing resources that ensure quality and equity.


posted Jun 23, 2021

Geographic Information System (GIS) For Beginners

Gathering GIS data can help create maps for trails. This guide for beginners will tell you how to get started.


posted Jun 14, 2021

National Forest System Trail Stewardship Partner Funding 2021 Projects Selected

The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service is pleased to announce 48 funded projects.


posted Oct 11, 2023

Workforce Development: A Resource Guide for Parks and Recreation

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

The term “workforce development” might not resonate with you or your agency at first glance, but chances are, at some level, your organization is already engaging in workforce development efforts.


posted Jun 11, 2021

Signage Solutions for Every Trail System

by Emily McKinney with Pannier Graphics

Pannier is the leading manufacturer of signs, panels, exhibit bases, and frames. With a full line of exhibit bases, there is a product for every trail and wayside application.


posted Oct 11, 2023

Engaging Diverse Groups in Building Community Resilience through Stewardship

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Advocates, stewards, and volunteers are key to the success of ecologically balanced park projects and spaces. They provide vital assistance in the advocacy, establishment, maintenance, and educational outreach needed to ensure these spaces are in harmony with nature, well-maintained, and a welcoming place for all.