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Dec 10, 2020

Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks

Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks includes a wealth of practical advice on how to visit and hike the national parks and concludes with a plea to readers to evolve from national park visitors to national park stewards. This book would make a great holiday gift!


Aug 27, 2020

Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy

This webinar will share how the City of Modesto, CA, dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Huts in the USA: Where, Why, and How to Responsibly Expand Access to Nature

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

A concise presentation of the roles hut systems can play in the educational and recreational opportunity spectrum of America.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Traversing the Great Ledge: Climbers in New Netherlands' Most Iconic Landscapes

by Casey Holzworth with New York State Department Of Transportation, Jeff Moss with Thatcher Climbing Coalition

Still a work in progress, partnerships gives climbers access to a new trail system while preserving safety, cultural resources, and protected rare plants, animals, and habitat.


posted Aug 16, 2022

Access to the Great Outdoors for All

by Emmalee Dolfi with The Trust for Public Land

Using the power of GIS mapping to strategically target development of recreation access and new land protection opportunities to address gap areas.


posted Aug 16, 2022

The Great American Rail-Trail

by Kevin Belanger with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Marianne Fowler with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Rails-to-Trails is embarking on a coast-to-coast trail system!


posted Aug 16, 2022

PTSD: Trails and Nature - The Better Medication

by Mike Buckley

Natural and holistic PTSD treatment protocols.


posted Aug 16, 2022

The Long Trail Back: The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, Three Years On

by Deb Caffin with USDA Forest Service, Randy Rasmussen with Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA), Paul Sanford with The Wilderness Society, Randy Welsh with National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

In this presentation the panelists discuss how the U.S. Forest Service is mandated to increase the role of volunteers and partners in trail maintenance activities.


posted Aug 16, 2022

21st Century Way to Attract Trail Users: On-Line Trail Finder

by Lelia Mellen with National Park Service

Learn about the new Trail Finder online database!


posted Aug 16, 2022

Young Adults and Professional Partnering for 21st Century Trails

by Willie Bittner with Great Lakes Trailbuilders, LLC, Lauren Edwards-Johnson with The Corps Network, Brenna Kelly with Conservation Legacy

Engaging youth and veterans in trail projects.


posted Aug 16, 2022

"Plainting" the Trail

by Chris Gensic with City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation

Trail Talk handout


posted Aug 16, 2022

Trail Map “Do's and Dont's"

by Jeremy Apgar with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

All trail users, from casual walkers to experienced mountain bikers or hikers, should have access to a good trail map to make the most of their outdoor experience.