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posted Oct 2, 2019

ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program

by American Trails Staff

This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project, which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few.


posted Jul 23, 2020

Active Transportation Transforms America

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

American communities today are at a crossroads. For the past 70 years, the automobile has been the dominant mode of transportation and has received the lion’s share of federal and state transportation investment. Engineers have prioritized maximum car throughput and free-flowing speed or level of service as markers of transportation efficiency and success. Now, communities across America are looking for ways to strike a better balance so that residents might have more transportation choices and a higher quality of life. Multimodal transportation systems that prioritize human-centered mobility are in high demand.


posted Oct 17, 2019

New Report Outlines How Active Transportation Transforms America

Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.


posted Sep 25, 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.


posted Sep 19, 2019

Interpretive Signs and Displays Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community


posted Sep 17, 2019

The Future of Trails: Volunteers

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Outdoor recreation is an $887 billion industry that is, in many ways, built on the backs of volunteers.


posted Sep 12, 2019

In the Path of Fire

by American Trails Staff

Rebuilding Trails After the Carr Fire in California.


posted Sep 6, 2019

15 Answers to Making Your Trail Irresistible to Private Funders

by American Trails Staff

Have questions about funding your trail? Check out these answers from presenters that have successfully courted private foundations to give you a holistic view of how projects can be pushed to the next level by engaging the private sector.


posted Sep 6, 2019

Packable Rock Bar is a First

by Bill Hasenjaeger with Trail Boss

Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock


posted Sep 4, 2019

Why YOU Should Submit Your Trail for National Recreation Trail (NRT) Designation

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Find out more about the National Recreation Trail program and the steps needed to apply.


posted Jul 23, 2020

Saving Land on the Trinity Divide

by Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)

The Trinity Divide purchase is one of the biggest, single land-acquisition deals ever completed for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail


posted Aug 30, 2019

Guidance for Managing Informal Trails

by Jeffrey Marion with U.S. Geological Survey

A great how-to for developing educational programs and plans for managing, maintaining, and improving informal trails