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posted Jan 19, 2024

2023 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 483 photos submitted for the 2023 photo contest.


posted Jan 12, 2024

Why Trails Matter: Trails are Inclusive

by American Trails Staff

Trails, if designed well, can promote equitable access to the outdoors for people of all ages and abilities, bringing together people with diverse social, racial, gender, and economic identities. Inclusive trails don't just happen. It takes a robust public engagement process, inclusive approaches to trail programming, public awareness efforts and trail enhancements to meet the diverse needs of the entire community.


posted Jan 2, 2024

Winter Placemaking Guide

by 8-80 Cities

The Winter Placemaking Guide is dedicated to community leaders, policymakers and all types of community changemakers who seek to improve their surroundings during the winter season.


posted Dec 31, 2023

Fulbright Spring Greenway, Missouri

From Trash to Treasure. What used to be a landfill in Springfield, Missouri is finding new use.


posted Dec 29, 2023

Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook

by National Park Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consider this workbook as a starting point. Every project is different. This workbook is intended as a guide to be adapted for specific situations.


posted Dec 29, 2023

Hiking Trails in America

by American Hiking Society

Call it walking. Call it hiking. Seldom has something so much fun also turned out to be so good for us!


posted Dec 27, 2023

Storm-Watching and King Tides: A Perfect Pair

by Danelle Dodds, Visit Long Beach Peninsula

Storm-watching on the Long Beach Peninsula is one of nature’s most dazzling performances, and we’re lucky enough to have a front-row seat.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Making Transportation Planning Applicable in Tribal Communities Research Study: Final Report

by Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Tribal Transportation (OTT) planning staff have observed two challenges in Tribal transportation planning: (1) that existing planning analysis tools do not always align with Tribal community context and needs and (2) it is not always clear what benefits planning provides to transportation project selection and delivery in Tribal communities.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Report to the Secretary of Agriculture USDA-Policy and Procedures Review and Recommendations: Indian Sacred Sites

by USDA Forest Service

This report and its appendices constitute a review of law, policy, and procedures, with recommendations for changes based on Tribal consultation and public comments.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Tribal Engagement Roadmap

by USDA Forest Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is recognized as a leader among Federal land management agencies in partnering collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native governments and indigenous communities. The Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) Deputy Area recognizes that working with tribes and indigenous groups is vital to its mission to develop and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to improve the health and use of the Nation’s forests and grasslands— both public and private.


posted Dec 20, 2023

Strengthening Tribal Consultations and Nation-to-Nation Relationships

by USDA Forest Service

The Tribal Relations Program strives to enhance relationships between the Forest Service, Tribes, ANCs, non-federally recognized Tribes, and Native Hawaiians, as well as American Indian, Alaska Native, and other Indigenous individuals, communities, inter-Tribal organizations, enterprises, and educational institutions, thereby improving the agency’s ability to foster effective partnerships and respect Tribal sovereignty.


posted Dec 19, 2023

Tribal Development of Trails and Other Dedicated Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure

This white paper provides information and resources for Tribes, Tribal trails and active transportation advocates, and agencies that may partner with Tribes on trail projects including Federal and State agencies, MPOs, county and local governments, and community organizations.