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posted Feb 24, 2020

Emerging Trail Leaders

American Trails and the Professional TrailBuilders Association are proud to offer Emerging Trail Leaders (ETL) Scholarships to worthy recipients, both domestic and international, to attend our biennial International Trails Summit.


posted Dec 26, 2022

Emerging Trail Leaders - Past Recipients

The Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program was launched in 2013 as part of the American Trails International Trails Symposium. The program was named in memory of lifelong trail activist Hulet Hornbeck.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Emerging Trends in Pocket Bike Parks

A presentation exploring bike parks with pump-tracks, skills areas, dirt jumps and freeride areas.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Empowering the Next Generation of Trail Stewards

Join the Student Conservation Association and Arizona Trail Association for an inspiring workshop on various youth outreach initiatives.


posted Oct 12, 2018

eMTB Land Manager Handbook

by PeopleForBikes, Bureau of Land Management

This handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.


posted Dec 9, 2020

Engaging Children in Nature through Trails

Spending time on trails not only helps a child's mental and physical development, it can also help create healthy habits that last a lifetime.


posted Oct 11, 2023

Engaging Diverse Groups in Building Community Resilience through Stewardship

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Advocates, stewards, and volunteers are key to the success of ecologically balanced park projects and spaces. They provide vital assistance in the advocacy, establishment, maintenance, and educational outreach needed to ensure these spaces are in harmony with nature, well-maintained, and a welcoming place for all.


posted Oct 31, 2019

Engaging the Health Community

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Engaging the Next Generation of Trail Leaders Today

by Jeff Parker with Northwest Youth Corps, Gabe Perkins with Inland Woods + Trails, Steve Buchtel

The presentation will include case studies of an established corps program.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Enhancing Trail Accessibility, Connectivity, and Outdoor Developed Areas with Modern Technologies

by Peter Axelson with Beneficial Designs, Inc., Brandon Ross with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, Nathan Tolbert with Beneficial Designs, Inc.

This program will provide an overview of the needs and processes surrounding assessments of trails and outdoor constructed features.


posted May 16, 2018

Environmental Aspects of Horses on Trails

by American Trails Staff

Does equestrian use have an impact on stream and lake water quality?


posted Aug 7, 2020

Environmental Impacts from Mtn Bicycles, Electric Mtn Bicycles, & Motorcycles

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

In the fall of 2015, under contract with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), with counsel from a field of recreation management experts, and through a review of existing studies of erosional impacts from trail users, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) conducted a scientifically controlled field study.