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published Sep 2012

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Foundation Document

by National Park Service

Every unit of the national park system is required to have a formal statement of its core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions—a foundation for planning and management. The development of a foundation document for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is necessary to effectively manage the park over the long term and protect park resources and values that are integral to the purpose and identity of the park unit.


posted Oct 1, 2022

Maximizing Your Trail Budget Through Competitive Bidding

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft, Zachi Anderson

This session discusses how, what, where, when, and why to put your trail projects out to bid.


posted Oct 1, 2022

My Two Cents – Innovative Trail Funding Proposal for States and Localities

by Chris Gensic with City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation

Lack of funding for trail design, construction, and upkeep is often a major barrier to implementation. Topics of discussion include: should this be local or state level, should it fund planning or construction, how much is enough but not too much, and how to equitably share the funding.


posted Oct 1, 2022

Navigating MAP-21

This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP‐21


posted Oct 1, 2022

Progressive Food Stop Fundraisers

How to organize a successful progressive food stop fundraiser on your trail


published Jan 2019

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans (SCORPs)

by American Trails Staff

The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) serves as a guide for all public outdoor recreation in urban and rural neighborhoods, cities, and regions for a given state. Each state must prepare a SCORP every five years to be eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.


posted Oct 1, 2022

The Inside of Foundation Funding

Local foundation staff who will provide insights into their world of foundation funding.


published Oct 2017

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 Oct 1, 2022

Ways and Means of Expanding Trail Funding

by Ken Bryan with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Laura Cohen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Leeann Sinpatanasakul with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Public demand for trails of all types is outstripping current levels of funding.