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published May 2021

FAQ: Apps for Trail Management and Volunteers

Information on apps that can be used for trail management that would be suitable for volunteer-type organizations.


published May 2021

Sensing the Trail

by Arwen Brenneman with Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Levaware systems is offering IoT intelligence to create a new type of trailhead.


published Jun 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.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Power Tools

by Jim Schmid

Though the bulk of trail work involves the use of hand tools, there are occasions where power tools are more efficient.


May 7, 2020

Place-based CPTED for Safe Trails

This webinar will provide the history, background, and core learning objectives of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).


published May 2021

Three Hidden Health Benefits of Hiking, 2021 Edition Guide

by Jamie Stone with Outdoorish

Hiking is widely recognized as one of the healthiest hobbies anyone can have, and for a good reason too. When we break it down to plain physics, walking activates most muscle groups, which not only keeps us in shape but also conditions us to become more resilient to all bodily ailments and harms.


Feb 3, 2022

Connecting Across the Continent

This webinar will introduce the Connecting Across the Continent Report, demonstrating how the CDT and the National Trails System can provide a path forward for reaching aspirational conservation goals like protecting 30% of lands and water by 2030, strengthening consultation with and increasing equity for underserved communities, and elevating locally-led climate solutions.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Safety Equipment

by Tools for Trails

The following trail work safety tips should be covered with volunteers and crewmembers before the start of any trail work.


published Sep 2020

Equestrian Etiquette - Protecting Trees and Park Structures

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.


published Jan 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 Apr 2001

Studies Weigh Mountain-Biking, Hiking Impacts

New research suggests that mountain suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. How bikers ride and where hikers step may make more of a difference.


published Nov 2019

11 Questions Answered About Trail Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Q&A from the American Trails webinar for JEDI with the purpose of creating a map that can help you identify priorities for your organization and areas where you need more support.