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published May 2018

Partnerships for Better Trails

The State of Maryland and bicyclists work together to improve trails and for trail training.


published Apr 2018

Forging alliances among trail users: the role of state trails organizations

by Stuart Macdonald

How would you like to get involved with yet another organization-- more meetings, more subcommittees, more incomprehensible reports? There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about creating new groups, but there are compelling reasons for putting efforts into those that promote trails on a statewide basis.


published Aug 2014

Getting Organized – Creating Equestrian Trail Organizations

by Equine Land Conservation Resource

The future ability of people to enjoy and keep horses in open spaces will hinge largely on the efforts of today's equestrian users. What is the alternative? Loss of trails for equestrians. Now is the time to get organized!


published Jan 2014

Reinventing Public Lands Partnerships

The case study defines the situation and strategic issues arising from an analysis of the resource that is the focus of the partnership, the Florida National Scenic Trail (the Trail), and the partnership relationship. It also reviews the partnership reinvention process designed by Conservation Impact and used to develop an updated resource agreement, a set of shared strategic goals, and a new partnership model.


published Dec 2013

Atlanta Beltline 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan

The Atlanta BeltLine is one of America’s most ambitious urban transportation and redevelopment programs and is at its core a testament to public, private and community partnership.


published Jun 2013

California Conservation Corps Learn New Skills on Accessible Urban Trail

San Diego County partnered with the California Conservation Corps to develop an accessible trail surfaced with hardened crushed granite material from TechniSoil LLC.


published Nov 2010

Landowner Relations Manual

by Bruce Trail Conservancy

This manual explains the duties of the Landowner Relations Director for the Bruce Trail and suggests some of the best and most effective ways to carry them out. A Landowner Relations Director is fundamental to the success of securing a permanent corridor for the Trail.


published Jan 2009

21 Partnership Success Factors for Parks and Trails

by Brian O'Neill with National Park Service

As the Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks, Brian O’Neill and his staff earned a reputation as a model partnership park where partnerships are a way of thinking about how best to accomplish the park's mission and build a community of stewardship.


published Aug 2008

Trail Creates New Regional Asset Along Missouri Riverfront

by American Trails Staff

The objectives of the Missouri Riverfront Trail project are bringing people together, protecting natural resources, and enhancing the wellness and vitality of Platte County citizens and the region.


published Jan 2003

USDA Forest Service Agreements Desk Guide

The Forest Service has a tradition of partnership as old as the Service itself. In the broad sense, partnership denotes sharing a common interest with the Forest Service in National Forest values and a relationship in pursuit of those common interests. Please keep in mind that this is just a guide. It is not meant to replace, supersede or compete with FSM 1580 or FSH 1509.11. The guide provides direction to reference sources. It also may alleviate research, but not eliminate it. Its biggest value may be in helping develop creative thinking about partnerships and what is possible within the authorities now in place. The information provided in this Desk Guide is current up to its 2003 date of publication, but keep in mind that like everything else things change, so always refer back to the appropriate FSM or FSH for any updates to agreement provisions and direction.


Apr 14, 2022

Revitalizing Rural Economies and Strengthening Main Streets Through Trails

This webinar will discuss the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program. You'll also hear from one of ten community partners who received RERC assistance in its pilot round in 2021.


Sep 9, 2021

Trails are Common Ground

This webinar will dive into the goals and future of this new national initiative, invite broad participation, and identify how you and your organizations/agencies can build the momentum.