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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 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 21, 2021

2021 Recreational Trails Program Annual Achievement Awards - Call for Nominations

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of the nation’s leading national and regional trail-related organizations, is excited to announce plans for the 2021 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards recognizing outstanding trail projects funded by the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)


posted Jun 14, 2021

Jeffco Trails Plan

The Jeffco Trails Plan explores the path ahead for the future of all trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.


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 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 Jun 2, 2021

Walton Family Foundation Trail Program Implementation

The goal of this report is to highlight greenway trail programs, policy, funding, and design trends, as well as best practices. This peer city and aspirational city report summarizes data gathered from eight peer cities and two aspirational cities and compares it against data from the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) region.


posted May 24, 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.


posted May 24, 2021

FAQ: Trail Graduate Programs

by American Trails Staff

Are there any graduate programs that are focused on trail planning, development, and design?


posted May 21, 2021

New Member Benefits for American Trails Members

American Trails is announcing new benefits for our members, including discounts at top outdoor recreation retailers!


posted May 20, 2021

NRPA Equity Action Plan

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

As many as 100 million people — 30 percent of the U.S. population — do not have ready access to the lifesaving and life-enhancing benefits parks and recreation provides.


posted May 19, 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.