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published Nov 2020

Nonprofit and Education Outdoor Career Opportunities

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

There are an abundance of jobs in the nonprofit and education sectors that allow you to work in or for the outdoors. Careers in the outdoors in both education and nonprofit sectors can vary greatly depending on the mission and vision of the organization you choose to work for.


published Nov 2020

Federal Government Agencies: Outdoor Career Opportunities

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

The purpose of this guide is to introduce, for those interested in outdoor related occupations, he most relevant Federal Agencies in the United States.


published Nov 2020

For Profit Sector Outdoor Career Opportunities

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

If you are interested in an outdoor focused career, there are huge opportunities to work for companies in the outdoor recreation and natural resource sectors


published Nov 2020

Creating a Resume and Resources for Federal Government Jobs

Applying for a Federal Job requires several steps every applicant must take. Find out the components of a federal application.


published Nov 2020

Navigating the USAJOBS Site

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

If you are interested in a federal government job, there is a high likelihood that you will need to navigate the USAJOBS site to apply for a job. USAJOBS is the key place to begin your federal job search.


published Nov 2020

Finding and Applying for a Government Job

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

The purpose of this guide is to introduce government career opportunities and approaches to those interested in working IN or FOR the “outdoors”.


published Nov 2020

Case Studies for Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Careers

Read these case studies on working in the field of outdoor recreation and conservation!


published Oct 2020

Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

The primary purpose of this paper is to identify and review studies evaluating the effectiveness of programs to increase access to trails and trails use (physical activity) among youth from under-resourced communities.


published Oct 2020

Solutions to Homelessness on Trails

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

In August of 2020 American Trails held a webinar called "Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy." This webinar discussed how the city of Modesto, California dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails. These are some key takeaways from the webinar.


published Oct 2020

Teaching Kids to be Great Trail Stewards

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trails are an important resource, but sadly we are increasingly seeing trails abused by littering and vandalism. American Trails has created a packet to teach kids to be great trail stewards so the next generation of trail lovers can help lead the way towards better care for our trails.


published Sep 2020

Last Child in the Woods

In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.


published Sep 2020

12 Resources for Building Trail Stewards

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Use this library of resources, articles, and trainings to create an army of effective trail stewards.