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published Nov 2020

Introduction and Overview to Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Careers

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

This guide offers an introduction and overview of the various sectors, fields and potential occupations and careers available in outdoor recreation and conservation. It includes opportu


published Nov 2020

Resources for Starting an Outdoor Career

This toolkit covers the basics you need to apply for and get the job you want. Get advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing techniques and more.


published Nov 2020

Regional Government Agencies: Outdoor Career Opportunities

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

This guide is a general overview of the regional opportunities working in and 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.


published Sep 2020

Equestrian Etiquette - Protecting Trees and Park Structures

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.


published Sep 2020

Jeffco Trails Plan

The Jeffco Trails Plan explores the path ahead for the future of all trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.


published Aug 2020

Hank Aaron State Trail Art Concept Plan

The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail commissioned this Art Concept Plan to lay the groundwork for the placement of public art along the Trail. This Plan identifies sites in which art could most effectively be placed, establishes principles for its placement, and explores how art can go beyond familiar conventions to reinforce the identity of the Trail and its surroundings.