published Mar 15, 2021
The National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program was created to train smart volunteer and professional sawyers across the nation.
published Jan 8, 2021
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 Nov 13, 2020
by Philip Kresge with National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
If a hard surface recreational trail is in your future, you owe it to yourself to look at the benefits of cost, construction and long term reduced maintenance that can only come with a trail paved with concrete. (This article is sponsored content.)
published Nov 4, 2020
Read these case studies on working in the field of outdoor recreation and conservation!
published Oct 13, 2020
by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
In August of 2020 American Trails held a webinar called "Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy." This webinar discussed how the city of Modesto, California dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails. These are some key takeaways from the webinar.
published Sep 30, 2020
In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
published Sep 14, 2020
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.