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posted May 7, 2012

Sustaining Communities with Trails and Open Space

by Roger Bell

A retired trailbuilder discusses land and open space.


posted Apr 22, 2012

The Longest Trail Starts Here

by Stuart Macdonald

We usually set out on a trail knowing how far we’ll go and where it ends. However, the journey to secure reliable funding for our trails and public lands is the trail that never ends.


posted Mar 19, 2012

Trails are Linking Our World

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails are not just an American concept.


posted Feb 16, 2012

OPDMD: Coming to a Trail Near You?

by Stuart Macdonald

What's the right answer for mobility devices?


posted Jan 7, 2012

Hulet Hornbeck, Trail Activist and Land Acquisition Specialist

Hulet was a long-time American Trails board member. He created his legacy through trails during 20 years of land acquisition for the East Bay Regional Park District. His intellect, kindness, public sense of stewardship and humor was an inspiration to us all!


posted Dec 25, 2011

Spiritual Journeys: the Light on the Trail Ahead

by Stuart Macdonald

Reflections on the spiritual aspect of trails.


posted Dec 19, 2011

Trails are Making a Difference

by American Trails Staff

Nancy Desmond of Cleveland Metroparks, tells us how trails have made a difference in her life and career.


posted Dec 17, 2011

Congratulations on Arizona National Scenic Trail's Milestone

by American Trails Staff

The fruition of a long distance trail.


posted Dec 15, 2011

Findings from National Trails Training Survey Results

by American Trails Staff

Over 1,000 people involved in trails provided responses to a trails training survey that asked respondents to share their experience and ideas on effective types of training and delivery methods, as well as identifying important skills where training is needed.


posted Nov 25, 2011

What Draws People to a Trail?

by American Trails Staff

The desire to recreate, exercise and enjoy natural beauty.


posted Mar 24, 2011

Mark Hufeisen — Virginia State Parks Trail Builder and Manager

by American Trails Staff

Mark’s expertise on a wide range of subjects from construction to trail development to horse training will leave a very tangible legacy. He took a fledging rail-to-trails project, New River Trail State Park, and made it one of Virginia’s most visited and most supported state parks.


posted Oct 20, 2010

Fran Wallas— Tennessee Trail Writer

by American Trails Staff

Since 2005 The Tennessee Conservationist magazine featured Fran Wallas’ “Great Hikes in Tennessee State Parks” in each bi-monthly issue.