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posted Oct 1, 2021

SCA Leader Teams Handbook

by Student Conservation Association (SCA)

This handbook defines the role of the SCA and the Programs’ policies and guidelines. It is to be referred to and followed. There are three sections- general information, a section specifically for the Leader Team Crew Leader, and a section specifically for the Leader Team Members.


posted Oct 1, 2021

Youth Conservation Corps Reference Manual: A Coordinator’s Guide

This handbook is intended to provide consistency among the National Park Service (NPS) units responsible for implementing the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and to offer guidance for establishing and operating the YCC throughout the NPS.


posted Sep 30, 2021

Pennsylvania Trail Design & Development Principles

by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation & Conservation Partnerships Division

A compilation of best practices and guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and management of your trail employing sustainable design.


posted Sep 29, 2021

Sun Corridor Trail Alliance Action Plan

The SCTA Action Plan serves as a checklist of guiding tasks for the new organization as it continues to move the Sun Corridor Trail forward.


posted Sep 23, 2021

Launching a Successful Civilian Climate Corps

This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.


posted Sep 22, 2021

Rails With Trails: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

by Federal Highway Administration

This updated Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned report documents how the state of the practice, perspectives, and context for rails-with-trails have evolved since 2002 and includes updated effective practices.


posted Sep 21, 2021

The Beerline Trail Equitable Implementation Plan – 2019

The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.


posted Sep 21, 2021

Federal Funding FAQ’s

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails


posted Sep 14, 2021

Withlacoochee State Trail, Florida

This National Recreation Trail is enjoyed by more than 350,000 hikers, cyclists, skaters, runners, and horseback riders every year.


posted Sep 13, 2021

The Maah Daah Hey Trail Sully Restoration and Surfacing

The Maah Daah Hey Trail (MDHT) is a legendary 144-mile non-motorized, single-track trail that runs from Medora to south of Watford City in North Dakota.


posted Sep 11, 2021

September 11th National Memorial Trail to Offer Interactive Map

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile system of trails and roadways that link the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


posted Sep 3, 2021

RTP - Workforce Development, Equity, and Climate Resiliency

The Recreational Trails Program directly addresses our desire to put young people to work, provide equitable access to nature, and provide resilient responses to natural disasters